1. Subscribercoquette
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    24 Apr '08 16:11
    When a new member joins RHP, they get a referral to a "Mentor."

    Mentors would be volunteers that would be available to ask questions (pretty much the same as we see from a lot of new members - the vacation system, timer isn't counting down, why did my rating go down instead of up, etc), and also, can discuss the clans and clubs and seiges, and also offer a friendly contact when they happen to go to a public forum and make a simple comment and get a really crude and rude hostile response. The Mentor could let them know that everyone has been attacked by that member at one point or another and no one really takes those particular comments seriously. That sort of thing. Contacting the volunteer Mentor would be totally up to the new member. The admins could see how the mentors are doing by asking the new members, maybe after 3 or 6 months, if they ever contacted the Mentor and was it useful. A "Mentors" list could also be made available, just like a Mods list. That way, if a Mentor isn't responding, the new member could go to another one on the list.
  2. 100$ de l'heure.
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    24 Apr '08 16:44
    Really nice idea. 🙂
  3. Standard memberepic0002
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    I myself.. being the outstanding, moral, and dedicated subscriber for the betterment of RHP... would be more than happy to get my hands on some fresh meat.. I mean ..help somebody out.🙂
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    26 Apr '08 00:15
    Good idea.


    rec'd
  5. Standard memberGalaxyShield
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    26 Apr '08 06:011 edit
    Originally posted by coquette
    When a new member joins RHP, they get a referral to a "Mentor."

    Mentors would be volunteers that would be available to ask questions (pretty much the same as we see from a lot of new members - the vacation system, timer isn't counting down, why did my rating go down instead of up, etc), and also, can discuss the clans and clubs and seiges, and also offer hat way, if a Mentor isn't responding, the new member could go to another one on the list.
    Sounds like a good idea. I'd be happy to volunteer for that sort of thing.

    Rec'd.
  6. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    26 Apr '08 22:08
    Good Plan !
  7. Wat?
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    27 Apr '08 00:48
    Do you go to AA or something? 😛

    Get a sponsor today! 😀 ..😉
  8. Subscribercoquette
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    27 Apr '08 00:49
    Of course, it's rather easy to discern who should not be a Mentor
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    That's the craziest idea I have ever heard of. What help is a half man half bull going to be to a n00b? 😕
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    27 Apr '08 02:13
    Originally posted by coquette
    Of course, it's rather easy to discern who should not be a Mentor
    Glad to be of service! 😉
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    27 Apr '08 19:57
    Originally posted by coquette
    When a new member joins RHP, they get a referral to a "Mentor."

    Mentors would be volunteers that would be available to ask questions (pretty much the same as we see from a lot of new members - the vacation system, timer isn't counting down, why did my rating go down instead of up, etc), and also, can discuss the clans and clubs and seiges, and also offer ...[text shortened]... hat way, if a Mentor isn't responding, the new member could go to another one on the list.
    Is this a chess site or a 12-Step Progam?
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    27 Apr '08 20:05
    Originally posted by Ice Cold
    That's the craziest idea I have ever heard of. What help is a half man half bull going to be to a n00b? 😕
    Mentor != Minotaur
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    29 Apr '08 01:43
    I would be willing to be a mentor as well.
  14. SubscriberRuss
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    29 Apr '08 09:441 edit
    This idea has been suggested a number of times, and I believe I have in the past stated it will be added. So, for what it is worth, I will say, yes, this is a fine idea, and it is most definitely worth trialling.

    -Russ
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    29 Apr '08 13:11
    Originally posted by coquette
    make a simple comment and get a really crude and rude hostile response. The Mentor could let them know that everyone has been attacked by that member at one point or another and no one really takes those particular comments seriously.
    A step in the right direction would be for people to be polite and helpful to people who post questions in the Help forum, don't you think coquette?
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