If travelling to/from intermediate stations, and you see a pooled quota WL, don't worry and just go ahead and book it. Since in the actual GN quota from source to destination, usually around 100 berths are vacant at the time of charting. Which means that all the pooled quota WL would be cleared, even after doing so, we would have close to 100 berths vacant.
This situation might not be same in peek seasons or festival seasons. Please use this tip at your own desecration.