On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 9:05 PM, Viji V Nair
Will do that in any case, you should at-least consider to give some
exceptions of thase kind of "rules" in countries like India at-least
where the promotional stuffs are much less.
Like I said, there are no general rules. If I am a mentor and I know you personally, I can sponsor you immediately. If I a mentor who hasn't heard about you, I will want to make sure that you are active within the community before sponsoring you. It is just a personal comfort level. What we are trying to encourage is people who sign up for a role, take it seriously and be dedicated enough. This comes from the past experience, where a few people sign up for a title and an email alias and don't understand the project to be a good ambassador. Of course, we will continue to calibrate the process as we go forward.