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June 28, 2011, 12:08:09 AM

I see that three pools are stickied in the mining pool section, slush, db and btcg. What is the reasoning behind this apart from the fact that they are the three biggest pools? Given the way the system works, should there not be a drive to diversify the pool usage instead of push the big dogs, who either have a fee or really really ask you to "donate?

What is the policy on which pools are taken and, given the real profits pool operators make, is there any financial sponsorship involved?

I think there should be a strict policy in regard to sticky posts in "business related" areas that do not promote products but only free and unpolitical elements and if anything should be stickied there, it should be the "proven to be reliable 0% fee pools" and not the big racketeering pools.

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June 28, 2011, 08:20:00 AM

Nice question

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June 28, 2011, 08:24:59 AM

I certainly haven't gotten any money from moderating this forum. Not that I'm aware of anyway. But feel free to send me some. Tongue

As for the stickies, I imagine the first reason is to reduce the number of new threads posted by the large numbers of people looking for support with the larger mining pools by encouraging them to post in the existing thread for that pool.

I have no problem with making sticky other pools' threads on this basis, though obviously it's not practical to sticky them all.

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June 30, 2011, 05:30:25 AM

The posted rule is simple and terse, but seems underspecified:

Top 10 pools stickied only: if you're not in the top 10, you don't get stickied

One might presume the appropriate metric to be reported hash rate.  But if that's the case, why are:

[40 GH/s] Ars Technica community mining pool
[62 GH/sec] - LP,EU Server,SSL,JSON API,0% TAX
[115 GH/s] - Secure/Google Auth/API/US+EU/InstaPay/Live Support

granted the sticky placement, when bitcoinpool, currently around 175 GH/s, is not?
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