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May 12, 2011, 08:47:05 PM
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in the past 2 weeks, slush's pool has decreased dramatically, while deepbit is having a surge of users. any idea what's causing this?

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May 12, 2011, 08:48:34 PM
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in the past 2 weeks, slush's pool has decreased dramatically, while deepbit is having a surge of users. any idea what's causing this?
slush's pool was temporarily down while he was on vacation (if i remember correctly) that's why people switched to deepbit.
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May 12, 2011, 08:51:57 PM
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Exactly what vuce said.  Slush's pool had some downtime, and people shifted to Deepbit to continue receiving reliable payouts.  That huge surge made Deepbit THE place to be for steady payouts, so even after slush's pool recovered, not everybody switched back.

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May 12, 2011, 08:54:28 PM
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slush's pool was temporarily down while he was on vacation (if i remember correctly) that's why people switched to deepbit.

I can attest to this, as well. I switched to BTCMine because of issues with slush's server while he was away (or whatever) for a few days. Long polling is nice, too Smiley
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