OMG LOL XIIT HAX, Why dont people read even the BASIC information which is printed at the pools front pages or at the news.
you can also use SEARCH. everything is explained atleast 50 times allready, yet I will recap:
Is the score supposed to reset part way through finding a block? YES
, there is only finite numbers in integer, so this has to be done. it doesnt have too much effect on youre payout if the block is found tho, dont worry
Getworks/s seem to be lower than yesterday, does that matter NO
, getwork is deprecated (obsolete, old, not used) protocol and this number only show amount of ppl still using it. It doesnt affect on pool because 98% is on stratum.
my block reward if off by X, I submitted Y shares so I should receive Z BTC
, NO, you should not
. because of the pool hopping cheat (try search, google yahoo etc), Slush's pool pays more from recent shares than from the older shares (10 minute old shares pays next to nothing).
We should get more GH/s into the pool to get more BTC NO, it doesnt matter
individual reward is based on YOURE GH/s againt difficulty per XYZ period of time, (pools hasrate goes up, youre reward per block reduces but pool find more blocks if the difficulty stays the same. etc...)
OMG, my reward per day has been halved even tho I doubled my hash speed DARN, block finding is based on luck (even tho more GH/s makes more lottery tickers).
You can check pool's luck from the stats page if youre that concernt.
I cannot connect with guiminer Use startum
I dont even bother getting into details, in short use bfgminer/cgminer.
Stratum is down, now I cannot mine Well its the INTERNET, even tho services has great percentage of service, they have downtimes
register to bitminter/btcguild/50btc/whateverpool and set it as youre backup pool (bfgminer/cgminer does this with ease).
Why block is invalid Because someone else found it first (and before our pool got info from it)
, around 1,5% of blocks found actually turn out to be invalid. it happens.
Im sure theres plenty more "hard to understand" things I missed, google, search forums etc... Please dont clutter this thread with same questions over and over and over and over and over and over again.