Well you have several solutions, keep a tab where you have made at least one shout since opening open at all times like I do, type faster(it has what, a five minute timeout or something?), or just simply refresh the thing when it happens.What if you're watching a conversation but not actively participating? And several times it went inactive on me while I was typing a shout. Just get rid of it, the dedicated page makes it an annoying redundancy.
I mean sure it is kind-of redundant to have, but there isn't even any guarantee that it will stay this way. I guess my point is if the administration feels a need to have it to reduce load(it still should to an extent) then it is easy enough to change your habits.
I never said that, I said it would likely be a lot of work for little benefit, I mean you would have to define a custom header for each tab. That might work alright for the SB tab, which has a different page altogether, but let's look at the rules tab here real quick.What, you want a site that looks inconsistent?
Hmm, this looks familiar...Rules tab URL said:http://zeldadungeon.net/forum/showthread.php?t=15358
Hmm, they look similar, in fact I bet they are both grabbed from the database using the same process, this would mean that for a custom header on the Rules tab/page, we would have to check every single time someone requests a thread to see if it is the rules thread, as we only want to slap a custom header on the rules thread. However this checking would take time, thus adding more load to the server and slowing down the site overall. The same goes for the New Posts tab(just with searches instead of threads)URL of this thread said:http://zeldadungeon.net/forum/showthread.php?t=10047
So yeah, it is possible, but it would take a lot of work to implement and it quite simply wouldn't really be worth it imo.
But I am not the administration here, you convince Mases that either of these are a good idea and they will likely be implemented.