So, after getting more requests from users to disable live updates for them (due to posts being trimmed off the top of the page for those who have 40+ replies per thread), out of curiosity this morning I changed the "maximum number of posts displayed before old posts gets trimmed off the page" from 40 to 60.
After further reading here, apparently 40 is the maximum number it can be?
However, after doing this the modification has not worked at all. I've tried uploading the original files & installing the plugin again as well as uninstalling & reinstalling the plugin. Still nothing.
This modification worked fine for me for several months before tweaking that setting this morning. Any help would be appreciated.