Apparently, I'd need an invitation to create a profile there. That's fine, I've been around stackoverflow, got a bit of score on SF, shouldn't be a problem, right? Moreover, there are career postings for sysadmins all over the site, so the careers site should cater to sysadmins, right? Wrong. They want to know if I'm a real programmer in order to provide an invitation.
So my question is - why? Why only programmers?
EDIT: I can find work on other sites, but the stackexchange network is well known and quite a few programmers I know get headhunted through SE, especially for the more interesting types of positions. And what is more important, they get relevant offers. I mean we all know how tiring it is to repeat over and over to every calling recruiter, that if your resume mentions Windows XP somewhere, it doesn't mean you are interested in junior helpdesk positions. Moreover, it looks like a person with high enough rating on SE, can use that rating, so why not let everyone enjoy well earned ratings and publicity?
Having had to hire some windows admins a while ago, I remember how people with fake resumes came in, showed off a braindump assisted MCSE cert and wasted my time. I know for certain that someone with over 5k points on SF (and relevant activity of course) cannot be a pMCSE, and so do the HR folks.