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Oct 8, 2007
Avatar Morgan Schweers 1,204 post(s)

Topic: JBW Not Updating


JBidwatcher updates the auction information every 40 minutes.

That’s fully on purpose, as the scaling factor of {# of auctions monitored per user} * {# of users} * {# of times per hour it updates} becomes abusive very quickly as you increase the # of updates per hour.

In the last half hour, JBidwatcher updates the auction once a minute, because that’s when things change the most.

For the rest of the time in the majority of auctions, very little changes faster than every 40 minutes (and because it updates every 40 minutes, it’s an average of 20 minutes to pick up changes, depending on when the changes happen).

It’s always behaved like this; even before I had a large number of users to be concerned about, I’ve been concerned about being abusive to eBay.

Hope that info helps!

— Morgan Schweers, Cyber*FOX*!