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MySpace China
LogoAn undisclosed source informed me that MySpace China is using a modified version of Subtext for its blogging engine.

I had to check it out for myself to confirm it and it is true! Check out my first MySpace China blog post. How do I know for a fact that this is running on Subtext? I just viewed source and saw this little bit of javascript…

var subtextBlogInfo = new blogInfo('/', '/1304049400/');

So if anyone is wondering if Subtext can scale, it sure can. MySpace China gets around 100 million page views, approximately a million of which go to the blog.

My source tells me the MySpace China developers found some bugs with Subtext they had to fix that were only exposed when they put a huge load on it. Although they are under no requirements to do so under our license, I hope that they would contribute those fixes as patches back to Subtext.

So to all you Chinese users of Subtext (via MySpace China), 你好 to you.

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28 responses

  1. Avatar for Jon Galloway
    Jon Galloway October 28th, 2007

    Hey, I think you're saying they get 1 million page views per day, right? It's not clear what time period you're talking about.

  2. Avatar for Simone Chiaretta
    Simone Chiaretta October 28th, 2007

    The skin is also a modified version of piyo (or at least it contains the copyright notice since I don't see anything that resembles to my skin)

  3. Avatar for October 28th, 2007

    MySpace China Blogs are now Subtexting!

  4. Avatar for Steven Harman
    Steven Harman October 28th, 2007

    Yeah, but does it run Linux...
    Doh, sorry about that... wrong forum. :)
    Seriously tho, this is a big announcement and a ringing endorsement for our little blog engine that could. Now, if only we could get them running ads w/our Subtext Google account we could think about buying that first yacht!

  5. Avatar for Simone Chiaretta
    Simone Chiaretta October 28th, 2007

    @steve: I guess a macbook for each developer will be easier :)

  6. Avatar for FoxyBlog
    FoxyBlog October 28th, 2007

    MySpace Cina su Subtext

  7. Avatar for 中国人
    中国人 October 28th, 2007


  8. Avatar for Scott
    Scott October 28th, 2007

    That's excellent news! Congratulations to Phil and the rest of the team.

  9. Avatar for Scott Dorman
    Scott Dorman October 28th, 2007

    Subtext and MySpace China

  10. Avatar for Haacked
    Haacked October 28th, 2007

    @Jon, I believe so, but my contact wasn't clear on this point. I sent him an email to clarify but I believe it is per day.

  11. Avatar for Scott Hanselman
    Scott Hanselman October 28th, 2007


  12. Avatar for Rob Conery
    Rob Conery October 29th, 2007

    祝賀菲爾!這是一個好消息和好,當之無愧的。你們這些傢伙,也做了一些了不起的工作: ) 。
    Sorry, couldn't help myself. If that's doesn't translate...

  13. Avatar for Yuvi
    Yuvi October 29th, 2007

    Long time Lurker: But congrats :)

  14. Avatar for Buddy Lindsey
    Buddy Lindsey November 2nd, 2007

    It has to be great to have a HUGE company use your "product" for their platform. I'd love for that to happen for me, not that i have anything, but HUGE congrats and keep up the good work.

  15. Avatar for jon McLachlan
    jon McLachlan November 13th, 2007

    keep up the good work

  16. Avatar for James
    James November 29th, 2007

    Wow, the China myspace is much prettier/laid out.
    Wish we had that version!

  17. Avatar for Adult Ühler
    Adult Ühler June 25th, 2008

    Cool. Good to see ASP open source is having its day.

  18. Avatar for dll
    dll March 15th, 2009


  19. Avatar for shahid
    shahid December 16th, 2009

    .Great subject. I have been playing around with the idea of the comment structure recently.
    The popular comment layout is common, so it is easily recognized when scanning to post a comment. If the comment section is in a different format, then I am going to spend more time trying to decipher what everything means.

    IT Provider

  20. Avatar for kunal
    kunal December 17th, 2009

    very nice...........I'm sure it will help many people......

    IT solution

  21. Avatar for Vampal
    Vampal January 12th, 2010

    祝贺 -_-

  22. Avatar for Logo Design Services
    Logo Design Services August 16th, 2010

    Excellent post ! You make some brilliant points very nice realization. keep it up

  23. Avatar for Ryan
    Ryan September 9th, 2010

    We are looking to use a blogging system on our website (FourEyez. What benefit does this have over the other blogging systems such as Wordpress and Drupal etc? I've tried using the UK version of the MySpace bloggin system and didn't like it. Why would they use one for one country and not for another?

  24. Avatar for Collin
    Collin February 9th, 2011

    Any idea if the US (.com) version of Myspace has any future plans to use it as well, or would that even-larger jump in traffic cause more problems than the Chinese domain?
    I have been considering adding Subtext to the Dallas SEO site but if the marketing we are doing brings a ton of visitors in a short amount of time, I would want to make sure the comment engine could handle it. I know this post is quite old so if there has been patches to make sure Subtext can scale to any size, I would appreciate an update!

  25. Avatar for Vero Beach hotels
    Vero Beach hotels October 29th, 2011

    Congratulations on such a major player using your platform. I would think such a major switch would have more than a few bugs. Did they provide any feedback about the adaptations made? If you are ever in need of a Florida vacation come on down. Our Vero Beach hotel is east of A1A and right next to a great public beach park.
    Best regards

  26. Avatar for Conservatory Heaters
    Conservatory Heaters February 25th, 2013

    The skin is also a modified version . great thanks for sharing.
    Conservatory Heaters

  27. Avatar for Margahayuland
    Margahayuland May 22nd, 2013
  28. Avatar for wendrikov
    wendrikov May 1st, 2014

    Payo oi, janganla diapus. Sikok ini be ye. Jilbab Online