The people have spoken! It was a massively contentious vote, but people have spoken with their nodes, and the long-term referrals have been clearly voted against. With just over 50% of the node votes voting against maintaining long-term referrals, they will be removed in the next major update in January.
The fourth vote will not be taking place, as there is no point in looking into the long-term referral depth if there are no long term referrals.
Therefore, the following governance votes over the past week have been presented to the nodes and will be implemented:
— Nodes will receive one point for every six hours of operation, rather than one point for six hours of operation regardless of how many hours they contribute.
— There will be a one-time referral bonus of 10 points (this is not a change)
— The long-term referral bonus will be removed
This is an important step in the development of the Gala Games Node Ecosystem. Keep watching for future votes!