For new reviewers: what do you think about mentors?

edeneve edeneve
for new reviewers: what do you think about having a mentor? now that the mentor program will be reestablished, you request someone to mentor you?
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Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
How exactly does that work ? Does one pm someone or is there a list of mentors to pick from to make a request ?
12/25/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Oriental husband and wife
How exactly does that work ? Does one pm someone or is there a list of mentors to pick from to make a request ?
Ryuson, charmedtomeetyou, Airen Wolf, Pete's Princess, and myself are current mentors. You can message any one of us about joining or if you just have a couple of questions you need help with. That's what we're here for!
12/26/2013
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I was mentored in the past before they took away the mentor program and I loved it. While I was a decent reviewer before that, having a mentor did help me to refine my skills, plus it was a lot of fun to get direct feedback about my reviews from someone who was doing it because they wanted to help me and not because they just wanted to get the points for editing my review.

If I can manage to stay active on this site, I would love to be a mentor, haha.
12/26/2013
Oriental husband and wife Oriental husband and wife
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Originally posted by Ansley
Ryuson, charmedtomeetyou, Airen Wolf, Pete's Princess, and myself are current mentors. You can message any one of us about joining or if you just have a couple of questions you need help with. That's what we're here for!
OK ,Thank you.
12/26/2013
Sincerely Yours, N Sincerely Yours, N
I'm not new and I still want a mentor! I think it would be a fun chance to bond with a reviewer while improving my own reviews.
Jan 4, 12:28 am
College Curiosity College Curiosity
I'd love to have someone experienced show me the ropes. It'd be nice to meet an established member who could screen my reviews to let me know if they're terrible, before I post.
Jan 4, 7:12 am
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
Is it possible for a long-time member who has been bumped to Advanced Reviewer to go back through the mentor program as a student?

I ask because what if someone has been away from it for a while and seems to have lost their ability to really write a good, strong review?

Also is it possible for ARs to still be able to submit their reviews for a quick edit? Because I know I don't always catch all of my own errors in my read-throughs.
Jan 4, 10:31 am
edeneve edeneve
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Originally posted by wrecklesswords
Is it possible for a long-time member who has been bumped to Advanced Reviewer to go back through the mentor program as a student?

I ask because what if someone has been away from it for a while and seems to have lost their ability to really ... More
as long as the rules aren't changing, yes, an advanced reviewer can sign up w/ any mentor. you can't have more than one mentor at a time, though.

I don't know about quick-edits. my suggestion is to ask a well established reviewer if they would be willing to help you.
Jan 4, 12:35 pm
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by wrecklesswords
Is it possible for a long-time member who has been bumped to Advanced Reviewer to go back through the mentor program as a student?

I ask because what if someone has been away from it for a while and seems to have lost their ability to really ... More
You can go through the mentor program again, however you will not be able to request a free assignment through the mentor program. Advanced reviewers will need to review something they already own or consider doing a buy-out assignment for the mentor program.

I've been pushing to make all reviews go through an editor, but that hasn't happened yet. Running your review through a word processing software is a good way to catch most of the errors we're inclined to make. If you don't have MS Word, you can download Open Office for free.
Jan 6, 12:22 pm
smalltalkingbit smalltalkingbit
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Originally posted by Ansley
You can go through the mentor program again, however you will not be able to request a free assignment through the mentor program. Advanced reviewers will need to review something they already own or consider doing a buy-out assignment for the mentor ... More
I've been keeping an eye on the mentor tab so I know when a mentor is available. I have been curious-- is the mentoring mainly to catch minor edits, such as grammatical mistakes, or for revising content/style?

I suppose it could vary depending on the mentor, but didn't know if it's more of one or the other.
Jan 7, 12:58 am
edeneve edeneve
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Originally posted by smalltalkingbit
I've been keeping an eye on the mentor tab so I know when a mentor is available. I have been curious-- is the mentoring mainly to catch minor edits, such as grammatical mistakes, or for revising content/style?

I suppose it could vary ... More
my mentor helped me w/ everything in writing a review as well as how to navigate the site & understand different things. it does depend on the individual mentor you have, though. if you have a specific need, just ask your mentor. hopefully you'll find one that's a good match for you.
Jan 7, 11:06 am
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I think of the Mentor Program as a way to welcome those new to the site, help them get the hang of review writing, and be there if they have questions finding their way around. Mentors will help you with all things Eden.
Jan 7, 11:57 am
smalltalkingbit smalltalkingbit
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Originally posted by edeneve
my mentor helped me w/ everything in writing a review as well as how to navigate the site & understand different things. it does depend on the individual mentor you have, though. if you have a specific need, just ask your mentor. hopefully ... More
Thank you for all the info!
Jan 7, 12:40 pm
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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Originally posted by Ansley
You can go through the mentor program again, however you will not be able to request a free assignment through the mentor program. Advanced reviewers will need to review something they already own or consider doing a buy-out assignment for the mentor ... More
That makes a lot of sense. While free assignments are fun, I think I'm a little too "grown up" for that now on the site.

I'm happy to hear that I can go through the mentor program again, though, because I believe I'm a bit rusty on my skills for reviewing on this site.
Jan 7, 6:47 pm
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by wrecklesswords
That makes a lot of sense. While free assignments are fun, I think I'm a little too "grown up" for that now on the site.

I'm happy to hear that I can go through the mentor program again, though, because I believe I'm a ... More
Absolutely! I'm sure any one of us would be happy to take you on as a student.
Jan 8, 11:07 am
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Yup!
Jan 8, 11:42 am
edeneve edeneve
just to let everyone know, the best mentor, js250, is back. she was my mentor & I learned so much from her. I contribute the successful reception of my reviews by the community to her.
Feb 12, 12:40 pm
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by edeneve
just to let everyone know, the best mentor, js250, is back. she was my mentor & I learned so much from her. I contribute the successful reception of my reviews by the community to her.
She's also no longer a mentor and no new mentors are being approved.
Feb 12, 2:38 pm
edeneve edeneve
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Originally posted by Ansley
She's also no longer a mentor and no new mentors are being approved.
that's too bad. she's excellent mentor quality.
Feb 12, 9:22 pm
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