[bisq-network/bisq] User can set custom tx fee to override FeeService estimated fee (#4231)
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Fri May 8 05:45:24 UTC 2020
> As far as I'm aware, users haven't been complaining about the tx fee rate in Bisq except during a couple incidents where rates were way too high and got stuck there. This happened in 2017, just recently, and IIRC there was one other time too.
That is a rather charitable interpretation I'd say, considering that
* people only realize what mining fees they pay if they read the fine print in the trade popup
* of those who do, few know what an acceptable mining fee is at the moment of the trade
* of those who know, few get upset enough to want to report it
* of those who want to report it, few know exactly how to do it
* of those, even fewer have the patience and willingness to setup keybase, or setup a github account + create an issue
So there are many stages to go through, and only the last group are "visible" to the Bisq team as having made a complaint.
Its also a question of which metric to use when deciding how to prioritize limited dev resources:
* minimize amount of BTC unnecessarily "lost" by traders in every trade?
* then prioritize fee estimation (done), bech32 support (#1139) + upgrade BitcoinJ (#2772), possibly RBF (https://github.com/bisq-network/bisq/issues/1077#issuecomment-357526156), etc
* minimize amount of open tickets and complaints?
* then prioritize those things which most amount of people complain about
> With the above said, I don't see this as a priority now that we've solved the problem of too-high fee rate recommendations out of earn.com with @cd2357's PR at bisq-network/projects#27.
I agree with @cbeams. From a *"should Bisq merge this change"* perspective, this PR is probably not necessary anymore, now that the fee estimation is more accurate. So I'll just go ahead and close the PR.
However, looking from a *"should Bisq eventually support this"* sort of perspective, I'd say yes. After all, Bisq is open source and if the protocol allows such a change, sooner or later someone will patch their local client and do it, cause it would be in their best interest to save some sats on mining fees.
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