[Ambassadors] New regional Ambassador Mentors

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 9 16:35:56 UTC 2010


Am Dienstag, den 09.11.2010, 16:52 +0100 schrieb Marcus Moeller:

> I am not yes sure if it's the best way to have a permanent list to
> pick from or to have something like a call for mentors (on demand), so
> when new mentors are needed for a specific region, this is announced
> and ppl who are interested can raise their voice on that.

This doesn't make a difference. You will get the people who *want* to
become a mentor, not the people who *you* *want* to become one. You will
get the people who *think* they can be mentors but not the people who in
the eyes of the community can be one.

> > 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!
> 
> I agree on that.

Fine, then you just need to change your propsal. ;)

> > 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?
> 
> No, I am trying to improve the proposal draft according to these points.

Again, you are not saying anything on the things I mentioned. I think it
is hard to discuss with you. I'm trying to make my points and explain my
point of view but you just say ... basically nothing. 

Please be so kind as to respond to the questions I raise, otherwise we
cannot make any progress in this discussion.

Thanks,
Christoph




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