Drupal activity stream not updating
The stream usually consists of completely different content: posts, topics, events, etc.On top of this we have a comments, likes, joining to groups or events and other things.First it is good to understand the main concepts of a Message and Activity entity and how they are related to each other.The Message entity is created when an event is triggered (e.g. It’s being build from a Message template that contains tokenized text.The Message does not contain recipients (list of users), who need to receive this notification neither the final output that is displayed from the tokenized output.
It really doesn't seem to be ideal for a social website to wait for cron to show the latest activity on topics. If the site have performance issues they could opt for a cron run for the stream, if it doesn't have the performance problem, it is displayed in the stream immediately after the topic is posted, that is what a social website is built for.When a comment is made in that new topic, it's visible in the Group Stream.So besides demo content, the group stream is not effected by any added topic, events etc.To begin let us recall that any activity stream is generated from user's activities.The task of forming a stream actually means delivering content from the author to other interested users.