Im trying to understand specifics of the distance rule in the WOT.
Assuming that one must reach 80% of sentinels in 5 or less walks:
The G1 license states:
To become a new member of the Ğ1 WoT therefore 5 certifications must be obtained at a distance <= 5 of 80% of the WoT sentinels.
So the new member’s first walks can only be backwards through their list of certifiers-of … but what I would like to have clarification about is whether or not the rule walks ONLY backwards through certifiers-of (in that it’s about 80% of sentinels reaching you in 5 or less directed walks… its about who knows you, not about who you know) or does the rule walk also forward through the certified-by list (so that any member could reduce their own centrality simply by selecting to certify a member who is further than 5 walks, even if they dont know them… which sounds dangerous to me).
The obvious answer to me seems that the rule is always walking backwards from the member through their certifiers-of (or forwards from all sentinels to the member), but I have not found/read specific clarification about this… and it seems vague that it’s stated as « at a distance <= 5 » without specifically stating that these are directed walks.