I was getting close to 0.33 payout threshold on s3 before the current woes, and still have just under 0.5 tied up with the .eu issue, so I'm short about 0.8 btc right now and starting to wonder if I'll ever see anything from this. Outstanding eu balances were to be transferred thurs, now when we find a block, only it's been days and no block found - probably due to poor uptime. Just how much btc is this guy sitting on?
I will disclose that there is presently a total of 311 BTC worth of rewards on Eligius-3 balances.
US/EU have been paid in full, and no longer have any balances to speak of. The final payout transaction from EU is still yet to appear in the block chain, but I have setup a bitcoind which has no purpose other than to rebroadcast it until it does-- at least Eligius-3 is willing to put it into a block. If anyone else wants to help us out in this crisis, the transaction id is 1c19389b0461f0901d8eace260764691926a5636c74bd8a3cc68db08dbbeb80a (you will need to addnode mining.eligius.st to see the broadcast)
Eligius is/was my pool of choice due to its simplicity and artefact2's work but currently my GPUs are pointed elsewhere, and as much as I like Eligius, I am not sure I'll go back. I expect that by now many of Eligius' miners are happily working away for Slush or whoever, getting their rewards, and they too will need some convincing to go back.
Inevitably, it is a miner's choice where they mine. Hopefully people will reconsider when this is all resolved, given that the problems as of late were quite beyond anyone's control (hardware failure), and many people reported earning much more on Eligius than any other pool. On top of that, we do have some lucrative features, including Artefact2's very nice stats. Finally, please remember that Eligius still is, and always has been, clearly labeled as experimental, and I intend to leave it that way until I am personally comfortable with the long-term stability of the codebase.
The way I see it, Luke should send ALL outstanding balances from both eu and s3 immediately. Yes this may have to be done manually and be time consuming, but something has to be done to restore the community's faith in the pool.
EU was sent last Friday, and there's little I can do to get it confirmed with my measley 306 MH/s at this point. Eligius-3 is still online and looking for blocks. So long as it is online, the balances on it are still volatile and not really suitable for a final payout.
When the pool comes back up I will probably point a few m/h at it, see how reliable it is and reassess from there.
Any testing, no matter how little, is appreciated, and I will do my best to ensure gets rewarded properly.
Thanks for your patience. Hopefully this will all be behind us soon.