As I explained in the discord chat, I had a problem with my server while I was traveling to my uncle’s funeral. Lack of space in the machine has led to data corruption.
First thing I did was to try to restore data from a snapshot I had made earlier. I was able to restore it and data started to synchronize. When I noticed that it was taking longer than expected I migrated my session keys to the backup machine but it was too late I think.
I was reported by a fisherman, (the system wouldn’t have slashed me automatically ), I don’t think the reporter was after the reporting reward but that’s what happened.
The slash is not applied yet.
Sik from stakingfacilities[dot]com took the initiative to ask the team if it should be removed or not in discord.
I pinged inchainworks on 11th of August 7:39 CET and told him that his node is not producing blocks.
So it was a regular downtime.
The chain would just slash this downtime when at least 10% of the validators are offline the same time.
Given the 50 slots active set there would be no slashing until 5 validators don’t produce blocks.
This slashing was manually reported by another validator.
I don’t know if it was to get the reward for reporting or if it was meant in good intent for the chain.
The slash is still unapplied so no nominator funds are deducted yet.
That’s why I asked if the slash should be removed (no funds will get slashed then).
We have created a proposal in order to cancel the slash, and so that the nominators are not penalized. The downtime was only for 1/50 and was manually reported, so we encourage you to take a little of your time and vote for the cancellation of the slash, and we think that your action will be beneficial not only to the nominators concerned but also for the community of Centrifuge.
Not sure if that’s the case. I had came across raising proposal in such event which was posted above. If the proposal of deferring is passed then the slashes are not applied but in the event it is not, then depending upon the severity of fault level, it will be applied. check this staking section Staking · Polkadot Wiki