I swear crap always happens when i am asleep.. Ok here we go.
@shaleen1604 pool minimum payment is 20 burst. until it reaches that point it is held in pending. You can see your pending under "Current round shares" under the pending burst column.
@Hitti2 pools go down at times, it is what happens. When it does it when im awake, no one notices, I got an admin trained up to restart the pool when it happens while I am asleep now. we hopefully wont have long downtimes due to physical needs. That being said, ill be scheduling in a pool restart once a week, wont affect anything, but it allows me to restart vps and clear the memory. entire process will take 5 min max when i do it
@Rossman01 being a pool dedicated to help small miners doesnt mean larger miners arnt allowed, in fact the larger miners help bring in the pay for everyone. These are the settings that help out the smaller miners.
90% cumulative fund reduction: Round the block is found in only gets 10% of the block, rest is given to historical shares. means a small miner finding a deadline but not winning the block will still get a fair pay when block is found
Payout by share only. Block winner does NOT automatically get a portion of the block. No 60/40 rule here, you are paid for what you submit.
Recycling rounding differences: Take a look at other pools, see how they got a large balance? thats because rounding differences will increase pool fund over time, never getting paid out to miners. My pool pays it out. Each block we win pays out (Total fund-pending-3000), or block reward, whichever is greater. At the moment, my pool pays out about 2500-3000 per block won. (split into pending and actual payments)
Because of the above change, we use some of the excess that is created to buy tickets into ant lotto. When we win, that is put into the pool to be given to block finders as well.
so as you see, a large miner does not have a real advantage, and in fact, once they get large enough, they will make less on this pool than they would elsewhere. Oh, and the setup makes it hard for pool hoppers to profit