Errors in 'Recent comments' Clock

Wyle E. Coyote's picture

The timer in the 'Recent comments' pane at the bottom right of the screen does not properly keep track of time since posting.
Wyle E.

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Seems OK to me

Not sure what the problem is here, it seems to be working OK. Undecided

Wyle E. Coyote's picture
Let me explain...

I posted a comment and under the newly posted comment in 'recent' comments' was ' 1 second ago'.  I was on the site for about 20 minutes, moving between screens but the time was still registered as ' 1 second ago'.  In the other places where the clock is displayed the time was updating OK.  After I logged out and logged back in the clock had updated.  I'll watch what happens when I post this comment....

Wyle E. Coyote's picture
An update...

I've waited around a bit, moved between screens, hit refresh and the timer under my last comment still says '1 sec ago'...

After hitting 'Preview' it has updated to 3 min 28 sec ago.  What actions make it update?

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No background tasks

As the site has no background task running, other than a CRON task once a day during the night, it relies on site activity to update recent post settings.  I guess therefore, the fact that the site currently has little traffic, is reason the counters don't get updated often enough.