To support decentralization and neutrality, I would like to please request that rankings be removed and order randomized permanently for stake pools listed in Daedalus and Yoroi. Appearing in the top ~20 positions in the official wallets is the best way to attract delegators, and randomization will provide equal opportunity to all operators.
In epoch 211 when order was randomized, I gained 1-2 new delegators per day. With ranking implemented in epoch 212, I’ve gained 0 and lost 2. Meanwhile, there continues to be an increase in delegators to the largest pools and many operators are revising their fees to 0% to influence their rankings. I have 2 instances of Daedalus open and pools with 0% fees are now ranked 1-49 and 1-80. I’ve decided not to join the race to the bottom or pull a bait and switch on my delegators for short term gain.
Do other pool operators have thoughts, concerns or suggestions regarding how to establish a level playing field for all?