Before advocating a prospective developer, you should check that they satisfy all things listed on the NM checklist.
No one should advocate a prospective developer, only people who are already developers. The page surely meant to refer to prospective "Debian Developers" with capital "D"-s, now called members. All instances of "developer" on this page should be changed to "member".
By the way, "debian" should be capitalized later in the last paragraph.
-- Filipus Klutiero http://www.philippecloutier.com