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A short intro to the Rated Network Explorer and prompts relating to navigating this section of the documentation.
The Rated Network Explorer is a well-loved hub that acts as a point of reference for the community of Ethereum infrastructure operators. Validator operators, Relay operators, Builders, Searchers, and Wallets use the Rated Network explorer on a daily basis to inform their best responses to present challenges, as well as future opportunities.
The landing page of the Rated Network Explorer
The Network Explorer section of the documentation outlines the contextual backdrop of the different sections that make up the whole of the Explorer, as well as a series of definitions on the variables that it exposes and the methodologies that power those.
There are 3 core levers that you need to be aware of in order to use the Rated Network Explorer effectively; (i) the Network selection menu, (ii) the sidebar, and (iii) the time window (or date) toggle.
At the top left of the explorer, you will find a dropdown menu through which you can switch between networks that Rated currently supports. At the moment, Rated supports Ethereum Mainnet and Goerli, but soon™ it may be a whole lot more.
The Network Selection dropdown menu
At the left hand side of your screen, you will find an index of all the different views that the explorer supports. These are segregated between (i) Entity views––where we display information for all kinds of aggregations of validators (from index to pool) level, (ii) Aggregate views––where we display information on different "key frames of reference" for network as a whole, (iii) Block level views––coming soon, and (iv) Misc––under which you will find anything that does not fit well under any of the above categories.
The Rated Network Explorer sidebar
At the top right of most screens, you will find a toggle that modulates what you see in the rest of the screen that you are on. The Rated Network Explorer takes an opinionated view and displays information in four distinct frames of reference––in their majority lookbacks. These are:
- 1d: The period elapsed between the last hourly snapshot and the 24 hours preceding that
- 7d: The period spanning the week preceding the last completed day (inclusive)
- 30d: The period spanning the month preceding the last completed day (inclusive)
- All time: The period spanning the useful life of the network (since genesis). The time window here might vary depending on the actual useful life of the subject matter in a network context (i.e. an operator's history will go only as far back as the first validator activated that is associated with it)
The time window toggle in focus.