With regards to /P2SH/, is there even much point in voting with 500MHash or so of hashing power given that the chances of finding a block within the voting timeframe is incredibly slim? Not to mention that my vote will be shadowed out by miners with larger operations.

Is the voting system unfair in this sense? Or if I want my vote to count for more should I just be piling on more MHash to show a greater support of the network? (as in, people with more MHash are entitled to more votes because they help support the network more than I do?)

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    There isn't a real answer to this question. Is there a point to mining where you reward is so marginal? The answer is subjective. The voting is not "unfair" like Bitcoin is not "unfair". I suggest you post this at the forums.
    – ripper234
    Jan 25, 2012 at 10:30
  • @ripper234 I see your point but I thought it was a valid question. Perhaps a better phrased version would've been "Do pool operators have too much voting power if people don't choose" Jan 25, 2012 at 12:20
  • I'm not sure it helps a lot. It's a known fact that today Bitcoin is rather centralized due to pools. How much is "too much"? I'm not sure what kind of an answer would be valid here.
    – ripper234
    Jan 25, 2012 at 13:06
  • I was implying that "too much" is simply more than the average miner Jan 25, 2012 at 14:30
  • If you change your question to be about facts, then it has a place. You can change it to "do pool owners actually vote for their entire pool", for which the answer will be "yes".
    – ripper234
    Jan 25, 2012 at 14:53

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You can still vote by supporting a pool voting in the same way as you.

Voting is rather fair, as bigger pool operators have a bigger responsibility to their miners to keep the software up to date and operating according to their best interest. Thus mining in a pool is like voting for your representatives - you give your trust to them so they can work on benefiting you.

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