I need to put a couple of things out there:
Now that the pool is running sweetly and support demands are decreasing I have had time to re-evaluate the costs of running Ozcoin.
We have grown from one server to 3 (soon to be 5) other costs add up, domain registration, SSL certs etc.
Currently we are running at ~0.8% "donations", to cover running costs this needs to be closer to 1.5%. (~$600AUD or 120BTC per month)
If it was at 2% I could afford to thank the code crew (a little
) for their continuing efforts
I really do not want to follow the "we are big now so we can charge fees" approach, Ozcoin continues to commit to being a 0fee pool.
I am also averse to charging "donations" for added service levels. We would like to offer an excellent 0fee service to all miners (except instant payouts for VIPs where we are taking a risk of orphan blocks).
So I would like to encourage all Ozcoin miners that are enjoying our service to set a regular donation amount in the user Account -> Pool options section of site, use the donation address on site for one off contributions or point a miner to our "donation" address -u ozcoin.donate -p p for a while
We are also seperating out NMC donations from BTC donations on user request to be able to change amount.
Other site development continues
Now the other thing I'm having a problem with I have put "donation" in quotes as I really need to find a different thing to call it. Donations are only acceptable by registered charities in my country, I have been through thesaurus and am still not winning. :/
"contributor" or "site supporter" were 2 I thought of - anyone have good ideas?
Thanks for taking the time to read,