Talk:Mining pool comparison

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In IRC a number of users thought that the "5% of network hash rate" was an unreasonable arbitrary number.

I too think this number should be higher than 5%, but what **is** a good number? 10% 16%? 20%? Carnth (talk)

5% includes only the top five pools. I don't see any issue here. Z (talk) 17:10, 23 December 2013 (CST)
I just saw your edits and that's the best way to go about it anyway. Z (talk) 17:25, 23 December 2013 (CST)
I removed the arbitrary list with mining pools considered to be too large.
There was only 1 site in the list, https://www.wemineltc.com/ which has only 6% of the hash rate at the time of writing and is only the 4th largest pool.
I also changed the writing to be less condescending towards the reader and in a way that the reader can make up his own mind about which pool to choose.
I added the https://www.litecoinpool.org/pools link which has an updated hash rate distribution chart.
Finally I added several well known mining pools to the mining pool list so that the list is more complete. I will add the details later, or if someone else wants to do this, feel free.
realcyberghost , 9 June 2014
Multipools are not Litecoin pools. Coinotron was removed for a reason. I'm not really sure why the other large pools were moved from the large pools section, though. You should add F2Pool. Z (talk) 08:40, 10 June 2014 (CDT)
For all intends and purposes, Coinotron IS a litecoin pool, it also a darkcoin pool, a dogecoin pool ... it is not auto-switching so you can choose which crypto coin you want to mine and 65% of the mining is done for LTC. Actually I believe Coinotron is more a litecoin pool than LTCRabbit is for example, LTCRabbit is an auto-switching scrypt pool, you get a bonus for the altcoins, you choose between x11 or scrypt and from there it is auto-switching between altcoins ( mining distribution = +/- 50% x11 coins, 40% litecoins, 10% scrypt altcoins ) and finally they pay out in litecoin.
Why omit a large and important part of the picture? They definatly show up in the hashrate charts ...
Anyway, making a list of pools too big to join is not a smart idea anyway, unless you keep it updated every week.
It is better to follow https://www.litecoinpool.org/pools because that does get updated.
realcyberghost , 15 June 2014
Multipool.us has a dedicated Litecoin pool in addition to its Scrypt switching port. It should be on the list of pools. Coinotron does not switch at all, they just have pools for multiple coins. Not sure how this would even make them a 'multi-pool', let alone disqualify their Litecoin port. flound1129