Thoughts on the trust web:
- Make the self-certification mean something. If I don't think I deserve to be more than an Apprentice, I set myself as such, and no amount of further certification can bump me up.
- Make users semi-accountable for their certifications. Perhaps add a contingency that an attack by someone you certified would affect your own level(slightly, or maybe temporarily?). Not sure.
- Everyone should be the root node of their own trust web. Sadly, this is _far_ beyond the scope of Advogato. For future designs it might be worth considering.
- make new users more accesible to those who can certify them. perhaps a "still uncertified after xx days" listing?