The pool interface is far from even a barely passable UX design, but it's functional and it works (once you know what everything does!) So lets see what the typical pool UI looks like and I'll explain each of the sections where I placed numbered dots over the screenshot below...
1 - This is the pool's name, quite self-explanatory.
2 - The pool's BURST address, which is used when setting the reward recipient. This is also the wallet address that will pay you your share of the pool's earnings.
3 - Assigned miners is the count of all miners that have set the pool's BURST address as their reward recipient. Active miners are the miners that are submitting nonces to the pool and actually mining.
4 - The number of the current block being mined.
5 - The currently mined block's scoop ID. This takes a bit more of an explanation...
6 - Time remaining to mine the current block. This is calculated by taking the best currently submitted deadline and subtracting how long the current block has been mined for so far. This time will decrease dramatically in the first few seconds of a new block mining as miners submit their best deadlines.
7 - Elapsed time for mining the current block.
8 - BURST address or account name for the best/worst/first/last miner in the pool for the current block. This is updated as the pool receives nonce submissions.
9 - General stats on the mining progress, how many miners sent nonces, how many were rejected by the pool and various details on pool balance and running time. Note that there can be more nonces submitted than the number of miners who responded since it is possible to submit multiple nonces while mining. Typically mining software will submit the best nonce it finds and will resubmit another nonce if it finds one with a better deadline e.g. if you have multiple plot files.
10 - Similar stats as in (9) but for the previous block.
11 - Pie chart showing the current block's reward distribution between all of the miners that submitted a nonce. The share is calculated based on how close each of the miner's submitted deadlines are to the best deadline. The number of slices in this chart should be equal to the number of miners that have submitted a nonce.
12 - Data for the pie chart showing account name, mining software used, the deadline and share percentage and reward.
That covers just about all of the pool UI. There are other tabs available that I've not gone into any detail on but if there is enough interest in this article, I can write similar ones describing what's going on in the other tabs too.
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