I’m a little sheepish to admit that we had a really dumb bug in Ohloh. We had omitted to set the character-set in our html. The mechanics are mostly boring , but it simply meant that most non-english users had to suffer with strange characters in their names or posts.
So why am I publicly admitting this? Because I wanted to highlight the fact that an Ohloh user stepped up and provided a lot of help in fixing up this mess. He wrote a crawler to find the problems and sent us a useful summarized report. It was hugely helpful.
So on behalf of the entire Ohloh team, we’d like to give a very big thank you to Lars Wesselius!