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Offline bytemaster

Witness Alerts and Status
« on: October 14, 2015, 08:54:33 pm »
This thread should be followed by anyone operating a full node or anyone interested in keeping tabs on network issues. 

If there are problems with witnesses that need coordination to resolve, that coordination should happen in this thread.   If you are a witness you should also post your skype ID to receive notifications / real time discussion of events.
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Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2015, 09:05:12 pm »
We already set up a telegram group for witness with a bot (spartako_bot) that notify when witnesses miss blocks. We are already 10 active delegates. If you give us your telegram nick we add you
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 09:05:20 pm »
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 09:06:53 pm »
We already set up a telegram group for witness with a bot (spartako_bot) that notify when witnesses miss blocks. We are already 10 active delegates. If you give us your telegram nick we add you

Telegram is good as you don't have to reveal your skype address here, but if we setup skype, can we do it via pms.
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 09:10:07 pm »
Telegram group (plus spartako_bot) is working really good for witness coordination.
I'm already in. 

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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 09:12:55 pm »
We already set up a telegram group for witness with a bot (spartako_bot) that notify when witnesses miss blocks. We are already 10 active delegates. If you give us your telegram nick we add you
Yes pls, join us

Telegram group (plus spartako_bot) is working really good for witness coordination.
I'm already in. 
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2015, 02:23:28 pm »
I'm on Telegram and it's working well for me to receive notification of missed blocks. I would like to add other witnesses to my Telegram contacts for chat, should real-time coordination be necessary.

BM, get it for whatever platform you prefer: https://www.telegram.org/

If there is a real emergency, you have seen how congested and slow this forum can get. Telegram is also encrypted.
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2015, 04:42:47 pm »
Most witnesses are in telegram. Also, many don't use Skype due to privacy concerns.

Come to telegram please BM instead of trying to change an already established  communication channel
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2015, 04:49:15 pm »
Yes please, BM, please join us on telegram, the majority of the witnesses are already there.

Also, I think any witness who is NOT in our primary telegram channel shouldn't be voted in since he can't react to events happening in realtime. We're very well connected and almost a family now. We're self-organizing.
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2015, 06:31:20 pm »
The telegram chat is great and the bot works wonderfully but it's too general for an emergency channel. I often find myself muting it for 8 hours at a time, because there's just too much chatter to keep up with. The same happened to the nullstreet slack group back in the day, it became impossible and pointless to follow. An emergency/alert system has to be heavily curated, used very scarcely and impossible to ignore. A restricted forum thread that witnesses subscribe to fits the bill.

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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2015, 04:35:57 am »
One of the things I've noticed on telegram is that even if I have the channel muted I will still receive a notification if someone mentions with the @
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2015, 02:12:19 am »
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2015, 09:29:38 am »
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2015, 10:12:56 am »
A telegram group is created for the purpose of disseminating alerts and important/urgent messages.  The group is named 'BTS Witness Alerts' and in operation.  Most of the active witnesses have registered with it, except maqifrnswa, delegated-proof-of-steak (dev),  and delegate.btsnow (dev).

A similar private group 'Bitshares Witnesses' is created in Slack as a backup channel.

My skype id is bitcube7.  The problem I have with skype is that it is a memory hogger (memory leaking?) and it slows down everything in my PC.
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Re: Witness Alerts and Status
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2015, 05:48:44 pm »
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