Hi Pierre and Karl,
I wondered if Pierre wouldn't mind posting some introductory information about who you are.
Karl's activity, where he created the camp, and refereed to web pages that indicate who he is, that he has a PhD, what he believes, and so on, goes a long way to proving he is a real person. When a new person's only activity is to support a camp, some may consider the possibility that you might not be a real person, and not value your vote in a camp.
We are working on a validation mechanism where people can be validated by someone they know, before they are accepted as validated, and people will be able to ignore the votes of people that have not yet been validated (this will likely eventually be the default behavior.)
But until that is up and running, it helps if new people can provide some identifying information. I would think an ideal way would be for everyone to post to an introduction thread to the main topic forum saying hello everyone, my name is ..., and this is who I am. (providing anything that might prove who you are so that people do not suspect you might be a fictitious person created by someone.)
Also, Karl, it would be great if we could get the fact that you have a PhD registered, so that the PhD canonizer will count your vote when the PhD Canonizer algorithm is selected on the side bar.
This PhD registration process is done in this topic here:
Basically, you add your name under the institution which granted your PhD, in the statement for the camp representing the type (i.e. Biochemistry, Anthropology...) of the PhD. There are other examples of other PhDs being registered there. If your PhD institution is missing from the statement, or there is not yet a camp for the Type of PhD, you can create such.
If you have any questions, or whatever, please don't hesitate to ask. If you'd like, you can just provide us with the information and we can do this for you. Whatever works best for you.