2 Sep 2001 motb   » (Journeyer)

Certification strangeness...

Update: Thank you for your support, mobius -- I'm happy to find that I'm not the only person who finds interest in diverse computing environments (which was the main part of my earlier entry, so I'm guessing that's your interest). If that's worth a Journeyer cert, then so be it , and thank you for letting me know where the cert came from. I would imagine that the trust metric works the other way, too -- that future certs will be given to put me in the category in which I belong. Hopefully raph tuned that side of things, too. [end update]

It seems that mobius has been having a go at playing with raph's adjustment to the trust metric.

No offense, mobius -- but if you certed me to Journeyer from Observer as part of an experiment, please drop that cert, and certify me to whatever level you wish to based on my contributions to the community.

I've never been one to ring my own bell, but while I have made contributions to the community, I don't think a bunch of bug reports and patches and a couple of crappy projects make one a Journeyer. Or do they? Part of the reason why I finally created an account here (after seeming aeons of lurking) was to discover to what extent a random codegeek is known in the community.

I look forward to that discovery, and more. But please, undeserved certs do more harm than good. For all anyone knows, I could be the most obnoxious troll and cunning liar on the planet.

Unofficial bug report

A proper one will follow, raph. It seems that if a tag (I noticed the behaviour with an href, but the rest are likely candidates, too) gets wrapped in the diary submission form, it gets interpreted as not being a tag. I just about wound up with the HTML of a link being posted, rather than the link. I'll have a look through mod_virgule (if that's even the right place to look -- I'll find that out soon, I guess) and see if I can understand the code, and send a patch if I can.

Update: I think I have found the right file (nice_htext.c), but it's time to go meet up with friends for a farewell for a friend who is leaving town. I'll look at it tomorrow. The patch will be against virgule 1.1, the latest available on SourceForge. [end update]

Further update: Agreed, raph. Also, thank you for clearing up (for me) which version of the code actually runs Advogato. Next time I will know which project to patch. [end update]

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