Make the tryit page smarter #406

evanp opened this Issue Feb 20, 2013 · 0 comments


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evanp commented Feb 20, 2013

We should do some work to find "the best" server to redirect a user to, where "the best" could mean:

  1. Fewest users
  2. Closest geographically to the user (based on IP address, I guess)
  3. Closest linguistically to the user (based on HTTP headers)
  4. Closest socially (but I think that kind of sucks)
  5. FURTHEST socially (fewest existing friends on the server, forcing more remote connections)

I think one way to do it is add a weighted score based on number of users, proximity, and default language, and use that to guide the redirect.

@larjona larjona added the service label Mar 17, 2016
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