[Ambassadors] New regional Ambassador Mentors

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 9 15:32:05 UTC 2010

Am Dienstag, den 09.11.2010, 10:43 +0100 schrieb Marcus Moeller:
> Hi all.
> >> This being said I think you have raised enough questions. If you think
> >> the process needs to be improved, I suggest you prepare something in the
> >> wiki, then we can discuss it and give it to FAmSCo for ratification.
> Based on the discussion I have created a proposal:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/User:Mmoeller/Ambassador_mentoring_proposal

I have to admit that I'm disappointed your proposal does not take into
account what I wrote yesterday about soft skills, needless rules and
stepping up when there is work to be done. And it hardly is a proposal,
you just mention a waiting list but no details.

> The normal way mentors are elected is that they are choosen by FAmSCo
> on demand. This leads to the situation that ppl are sometimes told
> that there are no more mentors needed in a specific region and a few
> weeks/days later someone else is raised for that position. The one who
> asked to be a mentor in first place might be frustrated as he/she did
> not see something like a waiting list (where he/she might be on top)
> and is not told why someone else is getting the job.

We don't want to get the *first* people to become mentors, we want the
*best* people. In German you can even phrase it better: Wir wollen die
Besten, nicht die Ersten und vor allem nicht die Erstbesten!

As we are going to appoint people by their reputation and there soft
skills and not by time they have been on some waiting list, people will
be officially passed over. I'm afraid this will cause even more
frustration: Nominees can compare themselves to others and their
"failure" is visible to the public.

Do you really want to expose people that way?


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