As reflected in the timestamp on my last diary entry, I have recently had VERY little time to contribute to the OSS community. I have sent in a few patches, but I have certainly not spent "a significant amount of time on free software" which is a requirement for the Journeyer level of certification that I now hold.
In my opinion, I don't fall into the Apprentice category either, since I am not "still striving to acquire the skills and standing in the community".
I would like to maintain some position in the advogato trust metric, so I am at a loss as to what to do. I am currently an "observer", but to ask people to certify me as such would be to withdraw their certification, if I understand it correctly.