What does "routinely" mean?
I have been doing some development over the last month involving blockchain messages. I would create test messages on the network, but I would see several minutes go by before any of my three servers would see the transaction. So for me, routinely has been several times a week for the past 4 - 6 weeks while doing some coding.
8-9 minutes for a block is not that unusual
I bring this up because it was my impression that FIMK had 30 second block times. While with any proof of work/stake algorithm, there will be variation in block times, 8 minutes is drastically different that 30 seconds. If 8-9 minutes is the norm, then we need to look at the way difficulty is adjusted.
especially if someone is bouncing forging power on and off.
Assuming 30 secon block time targets, if someone has the power to drastically alter block times with their forging power, that is something that at least needs discussed if not addressed in some way.
Please don't take my comments as criticism. Great work has been done by all involved. I only wish to keep the network healthy.