I was proposing this referendum to scheduleLeaveCandidates on behalf of stake.fish for their 4 Moonriver collator nodes.
stake.fish decided to end Moonriver collation and shut down their infrastructure on 29th of September 2023.
It was a rather ungrateful shutdown without declaring a leave-intention on chain.
The process to shutdown a collator would usually be four steps:
- set a timeline and publicly communicate the scheduled exit with the delegators
- trigger parachainStaking.scheduleLeaveCandidates
- trigger parachainStaking.executeLeaveCandidates after a waiting period
- shut down the infrastructure / nodes
In this case we stepped straight to 4) and even after direct pings to please exit gracefully the nodes are still in the active set.
For the Moonriver network this means decreased performance and longer block times and for their delegators it means missing out on rewards.
In this Forum post we discussed the general problems with not having offline-chilling or slashing in the parachainStaking pallet and came to a very good long-term solution. We’d still prefer to proactively act on this matter and normalize Moonriver’s performance as soon as possible.