Sep 20, 2010

MailChimp Faces: Quick Update

So last week, when we made Social Pro free until March, we knew it would be popular. Just not this popular. It’s been a little over 4 days now, and our users have made over 18.75 million social queries (each query pulls in data from twitter, facebook, Linkedin, etc).

And it seems an awful lot of people are refreshing their dashboards to see new faces:

which is putting a lot of load on our servers. The default option for Faces is to show you a new, random sample of your list each time you refresh the page. That particular randomization script is causing a world of pain right now.

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So as a temporary solution, we have to remove the "all subscribers" option. It’ll be back after we optimize some things. For now, the default will be your most active subscribers.