I am really getting tired of all the "Meta-" articles. The
only thing I can see wrong with Advogato is that it allows
too many of this type of article. It reminds me of the old
"should we allow anonymous cowards" discussions that popped
up on Slashdot. Fortunately, *that* issue was decided from
the beginning on Advogato. As a result, the articles and
discussions (yes even the ones on meta-issues) are much
higher quality here.
I use the certification system to "mark" people that I want
to learn from or "follow" in some way. In return, I hope
that people who certify me are willing to guage my
progress. (In the future, maybe those who certify me will
want to learn from or follow me in some way.)
I think the current certification system is fine. And I
hope it is not changed too radically. And even though I get
tired of the meta-topics, I hope change in what is allowed
to be posted is not too great either. I liked Raph's idea
of a "workshop" area for articles in progress.
Note that this diary entry is a comment on a current article
that I didn't feel like posting to the actual article.
It is really nice to have an option like that on Advogato.
I can get it out of my system and only people who bother to
read my diary will care. If you are reading this and it
upsets you, that was not my intention. My intention was to
vent *without* starting any kind of flame war. Yes, this is
a very nice feature of this place!