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To anyone looking at this entry - please certify 'samuri' to apprentice.

samurai - Please delete my account


1) You do not know me.
2) Miguel isn't included because I couldn't find his e- mail
3) I am frustrated.

I have recently tried to become certified at so that I could participate in the improvement of open source code. I have been told that this is ``a closed, elitist site''.(Eric Raymond).

4) I am NOT a spammer or a troll, but I might be one of those annoyances that you mentioned in the `Trust Metric'.

I was under the impression that the purpose of becoming certified was to keep Troll's out, but allow most anyone else in. Again, I was mistaken because I was told

> That's right. You're not *intended* to get
> on there unless you either
> (a) know a member well, or
> (b) have a sufficiently massive public rep that they know you.

# grep -i ok abc | awk '{print $1}'

# cat /tmp/abc
geek not_allowed
nerd not_allowed
hacker not_allowed
troll not_allowed
common_annoyance not_allowed
great_programmer not_allowed
elitist ok_allowed
know_by_a_member ok_allowed
massive_public_rep ok_allowed

I thought from the mission statement on the page

"What makes the system interesting is that it's attack resistant. If a bunch of attackers were to create lots of accounts and mutually certify each other, only a very few would be accepted by the trust metric,"

that the purpose was to keep trouble out, and allow in even inexperienced programmers willing to help with the project. I am sorry that I am mistaken. I am an experienced programmer but I guess I will follow my lone path.

Since Sam wanted in to help, and I was here to check the site out, I do NOT speak for Sam, but I suspect that he would like to be allowed in and do some good, so if you think it would be ok, please allow Sam in.

As for me, I looked for a way to delete my account, but one did not exist so would you delete me from the rolls. It seems that you didn't allow for that in your web page.


redrobin Delete account

samuri journeyer or apprentice

Thank you for your time.

Robin (AKA - RedRobin)

27-Jul-2000 09:43 - I'm back in. . . Why - how? I wonder if it is because this is a slow responce site. . . maybe the new accounts have a lower priority. . . hmmmm

(confused bewildered expression apears on face) I am not quiet sure where to go. Maybe I need some help here, but I figured this was a development site to help open source people get together. . .

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