📄 What is 'State of the Witnesses' ?
State of the witnesses will be a regular update provided to the community on the status of the Smoke.io witnesses. The intent is to keep members informed of what is happening on the platform and what witnesses are doing. It is important that members of the community vote for witnesses that represent them and are driving the platform in the right direction. These updates are not intended to be all inclusive, but should only be a portion of the information used for your decision making.
In addition to the overall status, each update will also feature one witness in the "Witness Spotlight". This will allow the community to get a deeper look into the person/group behind the witness and how they play a part in Smoke.io.
📰 Current Update
I am taking a little different approach this report and digging into a few things a little deeper. I will focus only on the top 23 witnesses as all others have been disabled for at least 2 months.
Last report pointed out the instability of the @grow-op witness and the fact that it had been going on for many weeks.
There is some activity that I would like to make members aware of. @grow-op has been missing a substantial number of blocks over the last month (1215 last report / 1327 this report). These are NOT misses from a witness node being down and after 24hr would cause it to be auto disabled, but rather a running witness node that is consistently missing blocks in spurts. This also effects neighboring witness nodes and causes them to miss blocks. A substantial number of the missed blocks by witnesses with single digit misses can be attributed to this neighbor effect. This can go on indefinitely if not resolved. I have attempted to reach out in the witness discord and @cannaweedness buzzed them 5 days ago. While @grow-op remains in the top 20 every witness rotation is exposed.
A short time after the last report the witness node finally fell into a window of enough missed blocks to be auto disabled by the chain. Unfortunately a few days later the node was activated WITHOUT addressing the instability issue. This was reckless by the witness and demonstrated a lack of concern for the chain. Fortunately it only lasted a few days and was auto disabled again.
It also has become evident that total missed blocks from one report to another does not provide the whole picture. So for the last 10 days I have monitored missed blocks by day. This has identified 3 more witnesses that demonstrate instability. @cannaweedness, @trees & @cryptosmokers continue to miss blocks regularly. A check of previous reports will show that all 3 of these witness have most likely been this way for months.
Not only does this instability put the chain at risk, but it is also effecting other witnesses. It is very likely the witnesses that have missed a single block (or maybe 2 if they were unlucky) was caused by being a neighbor to one of these unstable witnesses in the given rotation.
I find a node demonstrating instability more troublesome than witnesses that miss large amount of blocks at one time. As can be seen in the chart, those who miss large sums at one time address the problem and run clean after while unstable nodes go on for months.
Witnesses that have missed 10 or more blocks since last report are:
I apologize for the long list of users. If you are called out below you have an active vote for one or more of the witnesses discussed above. Please review the information provided and determine if you want to change your witness votes.
@a4illusionist, @abugrak, @acid, @adelepazani, @airdropper21, @albertvhons, @aleksandr, @alexander, @alf5271, @alibi, @alwaysbaked, @amberyooper, @andrej-cibik, @anmitsu, @anomadsoul, @armshippie, @aronexxon, @arsenal49, @asher, @avesatani, @azizbd, @baabeetaa, @badripanda, @bapegod757, @barge, @batmankush, @batshitcrazy, @bbtc, @bench, @benwizzy, @berniesanders, @betgames, @bgw, @bigbarrell, @bitcoinparadise, @blackman, @bluntsmasha, @bogdy01, @bongonbro, @boomshankaar, @botkin, @bud, @bundo, @cabinndawoods, @canna-curate, @canna-time, @cannabis, @cannaking, @cannaweedness, @cannibro, @carnot, @carpediem, @cathodion, @cbdking, @celestal, @cephas, @ch3micalburn, @cheeba, @chiraagnd, @chronic, @chronocrypto, @chungtuhung, @cinelonga, @clupo911, @coffeebuds, @comedyopenmic, @crop-duster, @crystalll, @curationbro, @d00k13, @daddydaycare2x, @daio, @dargonx0x, @darian, @darkentia, @darkox, @delta605, @devils-lettuce, @dimarss, @djlethalskillz, @doctordank1114, @dreamon, @dreamteam, @dubem, @easyrider, @edje, @edprivat, @elliot, @empress, @eonwarped, @ericwilson, @erodedthoughts, @evan, @evergreendaniel, @ezautogrow, @fatherfaith, @finest, @fraenk, @freedom, @future24, @futurethinker, @ganjafarmerz, @ganjaman, @gemstone, @gingerninja, @goldbug1450, @goldendawne, @goncalomarqs, @gr8fulmag420, @graylan, @green-der, @grimgriz, @grisaille, @grow-challenge, @grow-op, @growroom, @hash, @haze, @healthiswealth, @hendrisg, @herbdean, @herbncrypto, @herman, @hightimes, @hilton4smoke, @howhigh, @ice, @igooo, @ijmmai, @indaymers, @indica, @ivodim, @jackdub, @jah.witness, @jared28, @jeffguitar, @jegroen, @jeroen240, @jessica, @jezsmith720, @joelagbo, @jonnytracker, @jonyoudyer, @jrswab, @juanmitherobot, @judicar, @jwolf, @kalon, @kamran9953, @kath420, @kaunglay, @kenechukwu, @khushiarvind, @killthecrap, @koh, @kryptik, @kryptowithak, @kwest84, @lamanoverde, @legalize-it, @leweed, @li-art, @libbzter, @lilweezy, @littlej, @llikeszi, @lod, @lordoftruth, @luckyluke, @luismy, @macman45, @maelstrohmblack, @malystasiek, @manish, @marshalllife, @maruf107, @maryjane, @masterthesmoke, @mayb, @mbj, @mcpiglet1986, @menyen, @mermaidvampire, @miixa, @mike, @mikeydoug, @mister-meeseeks, @mjgeeks, @moonblocks, @morpheus, @mota, @mrkva, @mrspacely, @ms-miller, @mstrong90, @murda-ra, @najamfx, @natesbruh, @ndiswags07, @nitroabaz, @nona, @offgrid, @oldmans, @oliverekefre, @oluwastoner, @oodeyaa, @pablo, @pacolimited, @pankso, @pawanregmi28, @pbufkin01, @plug, @pornomaria, @potplucker, @potspoon, @powerpicswitness, @prefazz, @prettynicevideo, @princeola, @project-atlas, @psyceratopsb, @psyo, @quickcash, @rabtai, @raheem, @rajeeb, @rawpride, @raz, @razeiv, @realkiki85, @reazuliqbal, @reefermom, @rekirrac, @relaylogix, @reyvape, @rockzu07, @rodney101, @rpt, @rulesforrebels, @safer15, @samexycool, @sanjular, @santa-sativa, @sarimanok, @satoshinakamoto, @satoshiweedamoto, @scriptkiddy, @sergikmmm, @sharminkona, @sic, @simplisick, @skylinebuds, @slow-mo-zoom, @smoke-news, @smokeasaurusrex, @smokebd, @smokehostel420, @smokeking, @smokepuff, @smoketerzai56, @smokinghedgehog, @smokurator, @spliff, @stash, @stevieh50, @stoner, @stonerboy, @subways, @superbaked, @syedumair, @taintedblood, @taskmanager, @techcoderx, @tecnosgirl, @thedawg, @thegoatog, @therealdesmond, @thethreehugs, @timemaster, @toker, @torvalden, @traciyork, @trader, @treep, @trees, @tulasikr437, @turkishcrew, @txmek, @ufaz, @unnamed, @vampyrlee, @vaped, @vaultec, @vidafitnessfeliz, @voltaichail78, @vrbts, @warlynx, @waybeyondmunchie, @wesal414, @wikileaksonweed, @willspliff, @writer43, @xtetrahedron, @xves, @yakubenko, @yap, @z3ll, @zedge, @zephalexia, @zkahele, @zubairbajwa, @zuculuz
Witness voting is a responsibility of all member and not just a one time deal. Everyone should make it a habit to regularly review their votes and make adjustments.
If you don't feel comfortable choosing witnesses to vote for you can always choose to proxy your votes to someone you trust who has taken the time to identify witnesses they feel are right for the platform. Go to Witness Voting and scroll down to the bottom and enter in your proxy.
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