I would like to know if approaches suggested by adapools.org is endorsed by Cardano Foundation so that we all can follow.
Initially I thought adapools.org is just another explorer project which got grant from Cardano Foundation similar to pooltools.io and Pegas. But these days, there are a lot of dependencies with adapools.org to be part of Cardano stake pools.
Delegators are getting messages from adapools bot in case one of your relays is taken down for maintenance. For delegators, it is like your pool is down as they don’t understand relays redundancy and frequent updates required. Pool operators are losing delegators due to this feature.
adapools.org has an extended meta data through which you can stop relays alarms for 2 hours maintenance mode and inform your delegators. This feature makes it mandatory that extended meta data is needed as part of stake pool registration in case you need to run a serious stake pool business.
adapools.org has their own cost calculation. At the moment, it is very harmful to smaller stake pool operators as cost is shown as 20% - 80% range. Which will definitely make your pool unattractive to delegators especially when they are integrated with Yoroi.
I am not questioning their math but this much cost on YoY basis will not happen when d goes down and k increases.
In case we all agree that we need to go through registration method suggested by adapools.org using extended meta data then I request Foundation to update documentation so that we all can follow.
Queries are :
Is adapool.org is the way forward? Follow whatever suggested by them during pool registration?
Or Foundation will define standards to be followed during meta data registration?
Or SPOCRA will recommend ways to follow.
Request all to provide your feedback.