20 Dec 2011 redi   » (Master)

hjclub, I repeat this from the Advogato FAQ (emphasis mine):

the purpose of the trust metric is to certify that a given user account on Advogato is known by the Advogato community to actually belong to the individual who claims it and is known to be a member of the free software and open source community.

Certifying random spammers because you feel like it doesn't meet the purpose. You are of course free to use the trust metric for something different to its stated purpose, but don't be surprised if you get "exiled" as a spammer when you insist on certifying spammers. If you happen to know someone is who they claim to be, and they're a real member of the open source community, write a diary entry to say so, telling other users they're not an annoying spammer, even though they have an obviously computer-generated name!

FWIW, a spam rating of 9 does not mean 9 people rated you, users with a Master cert add 3 to a spam rating, Journeyers add 2, and Apprentices add 1, reflecting the trust the community places in people with a higher rating. So it only takes three Masters to take a spam rating to 9. I haven't rated you as a spammer because I recognised your username and think you should get a second chance to participate in the community, but if you continue to certify obvious spammers I will use my +3 spamhammer :)

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