28 Oct 2002 ib   » (Master)

jdub: That's (unfortunately) the way, open communities will always wind up. Unless there are hundreds of technical and social barriers, one will wind up with trolls, no matter where. Remember, there was a time, when Slashdot was readable :).

Now, Advogato has its mechanisms to maintain a high S/N ratio, the trust metric and diary rating are excellent tools - but either depend on a healthy base of contributors. And, like it or not (I don't :), there's more trolls and "I installed RedHat with Gnome, I am a l33t coder" users out there than even Advogato could survive, should they decide to flock over here.

On a work related note: I am still interviewing candidate after candidate though it's getting very frustrating. There's still plenty of resumes to go through, but I am slowly getting the impression that all good candidates are either outside of the SF Bay Area or already employed somewhere else.

jluster@clusterfsck.net, if you happen to know someone or are someone in the Silicon Valley with a good Unix background.

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