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From Foivos Diakogiannis <>
Subject Re: site speed and content translation
Date Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:17:07 GMT
Dear all,

the loading speed from Australia (Perth at least) is also bad. I avoid
visiting the site for documentation for this reason.

Thank you all for this amazing tool that you've built and maintain.

Kind regards,

On Sat, Apr 25, 2020 at 12:05 AM Aaron Markham <>

> Hi MXNet community!
> I recently looked through stats for Q1 and compared them to previous
> quarters. I also checked out some of the insights. Here's what I found:
> MXNet traffic was relatively flat with a 0.24% gain in users QoQ, but a
> slight decline of users of -2.36% month over month. However, there was a
> noticeable decline in traffic from Asian language users, in particular
> Chinese (-17%), Japanese (-7%), Korean (-18%), and Taiwanese (-19%),
> meanwhile English was up around 10%.
> Google’s insights mention that the website loads much slower in China than
> everywhere else with an average of 19 seconds. This will frustrate many
> customers and it would be worth investigating CDN options for the website.
> This is all the more important because *China is the number one country
> using the MXNet website*.
> So I have two suggestions:
> 1. Localize the site for Chinese customers
> 2. Get some CDN or better mirror for Chinese customers so page load time
> isn't so horrible
> For (1), I was involved a long while back on a loc project for MXNet, but
> that sputtered out for reasons not worth getting into, but suffice to say,
> it can be a bit complicated. Scoping out what to translate is key. My
> suggestion is to translate just the main site, the Python guides, html
> versions of notebooks, but not the API reference, and not any other
> language APIs.
> For (2), IDK. Ask Apache Infra about it? AWS is bound to have an option
> here too.
> Cheers,
> Aaron

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