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June 13, 2011, 03:57:43 PM
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I've noticed that there are some pools that are stickied in the pools subforum. Does this imply endorsement by the moderators/administration? I don't think it's a good idea to sticky the biggest pools, or any pools for that matter, because it kills the whole point of decentralization.

There has been a thread on this before, but for some reason, the pools have been re-stickied.
Unstickied and sorted.

I don't think it was necessary a bad idea. He did it before I created the subcategories. Having all the major options stickied seems helpful to me. (I don't read the mining section, though.)

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June 13, 2011, 04:26:22 PM
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i am believe that any pool that act more than a months , can be sticked, if their owners will post moderator.

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June 16, 2011, 09:41:08 PM
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is any administrator going to do anything about this? The only thing pinning/stickying  a pool does is create mega pools that could compromise the network.

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June 17, 2011, 01:05:02 AM
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I don't see a problem with stickying the major ones.

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June 17, 2011, 01:25:12 AM
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I dont see why they should be pinned. A large pool doesnt mean its better then any of the small ones.
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June 17, 2011, 01:34:36 AM
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Maybe you can solicit comments about it in a topic in the mining section. I don't visit the mining section, so I'm not sure what's appropriate.

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June 17, 2011, 04:05:54 AM
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Stickying the largest pools causes them to only get larger, unfortunately, which is a risk to the health of bitcoin due to both the 51% problem and the attractive DoS target problem :/
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June 17, 2011, 05:22:16 AM
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Stickying the largest pools causes them to only get larger, unfortunately, which is a risk to the health of bitcoin due to both the 51% problem and the attractive DoS target problem :/

It amazes me that anyone who has spent anytime studying bitcoin cannot grasp this very fundamental concept.  I guess we just have gotta deal with them.. man i could rant and rant about the dangers of large mining pools, but if it hasn't been grasped by this point, i don't just know what could be said.. it brings up so many emotions, i get angry that people can be so dumb, but it also makes me sad for them, like what happens in there brain? why do they have to live with such a brain, why am i so fortunate to not have to be so naive. maybe there is an certain ecstasy to this stupidity? should i be jealous, is common sense in some ways a burden? i just don't know. it truly is mind boggling. for those, who certainly exist, that have not been able to follow along with what i've said - yes, sticky mining pools, especially the big ones are a bad idea, a very bad idea. maybe try reading the wiki and then closing your eyes and just let it absorb in your brain. just sit in silence and let your brain process.
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June 17, 2011, 05:43:27 AM
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It's in no pools best interest to destroy the currency. Pool advertisements will not be the end of Bitcoin as we know it. DeepBit has corrected itself over being 50% and I'm certain it won't be the last. If even a large minority knows the dangers of a pool that is too large, things will correct itself and no tyrant will destroy nor manipulate the chain. Even in that case, a forking of the chain will occur.

In addition, this is a private forum. Anything is up for advertisement. There should be no real expectation of what can and cannot be endorsed.
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