8 Jun 2006 lkcl   » (Master)

salmoni,

the trust metric algorithm uses a "maximum flow" algorithm to ascertain whether users are "certified" - and the closer you are linked to one of the "top" seeds - raph, alan, miguel and one other - the more likely that you are to receive some "flow".

so it's quite simple: Chicago isn't connected closely enough to one of the top-level seeds.

that's the way the algorithm works.

l.

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