Alright, so I’ve been mining for a few days. I’m constantly learning and searching for the answer to several question. Currently, I am trying to figure out how the pools work.
I believe I have a grasp of deadlines. Everyone in the pool sends them in; the smaller the deadline, the better.
What I’m currently attempting to understand is the relation between deadlines and shares/all and difficulty.
My deadlines are usually quite bad, something like 39days and some hours. Having only 500GB, I am not surprised, and I am NOT complaining. Occasionally, I’ll get a decent time relatively. This happened last night, where I got a deadline of 8hrs. My shares shot up from 0.09/0.01% to 1.46/0.11% which is quite high for me. Another strange thing is that my deadline hasn’t changed at all. I’ve sent some but only the 8hrs shows up and my shares stayed the same, while my all decreases every round or two.
The better the deadline, the higher the share/all?
Why does my all decrease, but not my shares over time?
Do you get better deadlines with more hard drive space?
Why did my “current deadlines” stop showing up after I got an 8hr best deadline?
Is it an end goal to go through more and more rounds? I usually only get like 9 before it resets.
It’s very likely that I am over-simplifying these relationships, after all correlation doesn’t equal causation. If this is the case, please set me straight. At the end of the day, I want a deeper meaning of how pools works, in regards to my hard drive size, deadlines, shares and rounds.
Thanks in advance.