Originally posted by
- Kira -
Since when has it been a mentor's job to monitor student's activity? I've been a mentor for quite some time and have only seen this pop up recently as a requirement. I'm always more than happy to answer questions students have on
Since when has it been a mentor's job to monitor student's activity? I've been a mentor for quite some time and have only seen this pop up recently as a requirement. I'm always more than happy to answer questions students have on participation in the forums or rating reviews, but I don't think it's fair to expect mentors to be watching students for inappropriate activity outside of the reviews. I'd guess that most mentors simply do not have the time to police student activity to that extent.
I don't know if anyone expects mentors to be policing their students but I do know that making sure a student knows where to find all the things that enable them to become a good community member seems like an entirely logical thing for a mentor to do.
Logically a new member would ask a contributor to mentor them and the mentor would reply with:
Sure! This is how my class works. This is where you can find all the guidelines for the review program. This is where you can find guidelines for all the other programs available to you. This is where you can find the rules of the site. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have or point you in the right direction if I don't have the answer! Can't wait to get started!
Logically, if people are taught correctly from the get go, while still a student, we'd have far less need for policing.
As a side note, staff always appreciates it when you guys inform us that something weird is going on or that someone is breaking the rules but we've never, ever required it of any of you. Usually, all we require is patience.
We may not get to things as fast as an army of Edenites but we do get to it!