The participation over time that we are discussing clearly destroys any possible market value of the associated publicity
Though I personally agree,
I was taken aback at the
"any publicity is good publicity"
opinions expressed recently in Re^3: Stop Using Perl
After performing a casual google search just now,
it seems plausible to me that a non-PM-insider
would find only
sundialsvc4 -- which shows 16,251
experience points spread across 3606 writeups,
alongside a splendid CV. Impressive.
Remember that a non-PM-member does not see a
node's rating, even a member doesn't see
it until they have voted.
So unless the casual searcher stumbles
upon Worst Nodes, or takes the
time and trouble to examine a considerable number
of postings and replies in detail, they may come
away with a favorable impression.