well, i stuffed things up in mod_virgule, for a bit. i moved staff membership to a certification. and then discovered that this requires a reversal of the certification syntax. ehh?
"fred" certifies "lkcl" as "Master".ehh??
"fred" certfies "Project X" as "Lead Developer".
what is the subject, and what is the object, of the second sentence? it should be like this:
"fred" certfies himself as "Lead Developer" for "Project X".anyone spot the difference? it's that the certification is done the other way round: you certify yourself as the subject, making the issuer the project. normally: you, the certifier, are the issuer of the certificate on the subject.
it boils down to keywords: "in", "for", "of" are all reverse-subject-syntax, whilst "by" and "to" are normal-syntax. odd, huh? i'd write an article about it, but i don't want any more navel-contemplation than is strictly necessary :)