I really don't understand redrobin's most recent diary entry.
I certainly don't have a "sufficiently massive public rep.", nor do I know any other member, personally or impersonally.
In fact, I walked in off the street. Right now I'm certified, by people who(I hope) take the process seriously. That may change. The only reason I think I am certified is that I wrote something useful in my notes, and put entries in my diary. Samurai certainly hasn't showed up in the 'recent diary entries' list while I've been here. I think that a lot of the way to be accepted into this system is to participate in it. You can't just lurk and expect to gain Master status.
Just how do accounts get deleted on advogato? It there a limit to how long your account is active without you logging in?