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[insert SUP questions here] [Dec. 19th, 2006|10:09 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Since I can't seem to prevent people from commenting in my journal with off-topic questions about SUP, I hereby designate this post to be the SUP discussion area. So then at least the questions will be on-topic.

And the previous mmap() post is now friends-only.

If you're polite and ask a good question, I'll answer.

If you're angry and just want to fight, please do it elsewhere, not in my personal journal.

So please, ask good questions....

[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-19 07:00 pm (UTC)
1. I personally wouldn't mind making that tagging script public, but it's part of a repo that's private. The sup-eligible flag is set if: your profile's location says you're in one of the 15 ex-USSR countries, your recent posts/comments are 51% or more in Cyrillic, or you browse the LJ site in Russian. This sup-eligible thing was needed early in the deal when SUP said, "Okay, we'll do sales & marketing for LiveJournal, but how big is the Russian/Russian-speaking/etc segment?" And we had to do stats to compute that for them.

2. The bug still exists and I haven't fixed it yet. SUP is angry about it because they're getting shit from users who are blaming them, but it's really my bug. It will get fixed, I've just been busy before the holiday break.
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[User Picture]From: dimrub
2006-12-19 07:05 pm (UTC)
OK, it makes perfect sense. BTW, you are aware that some of those 15 countries have better rtt to SF than to Moscow?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-19 07:09 pm (UTC)
Yes, very aware of that. But we needed a quick solution. We'll probably do something better in the future. But currently 70% of all ex-USSR users are in Moscow, another other 20% in St Petersburg, and only like 10% in other countries.

So maybe what we even do is take some measurements from different places (pinging from San Francisco to those IPs in non-Russia countries), and remove them from the netblocks that we serve sup.com static URLs to. So just do static sup.com for Moscow and St. Petersburg or something.

We'll see. But we definitely realize it's not ideal right now.
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[User Picture]From: dimrub
2006-12-19 07:11 pm (UTC)
Great, thanks!
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