Mentors for Advanced Reviewers?

Beaners Beaners
I'm really sorry if this has been asked before or has an obvious answer, but everything that I can find on the mentor program is for if you're not an advanced reviewer. For example, your mentor can request a toy for you to review as an assignment, and if you graduate you become an advanced (I believe, I think I read that somewhere...). But does it work the same way if you're already an advanced reviewer? Obviously if you're advanced you can request your own toys, so I'm doubting it works the same way. Can you even participate if you're already an advanced reviewer?
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Sir Sir
You can participate if you're an Advanced reviewer, yes. But it may be hard for you to personally find a mentor who will take you in.
12/09/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Beaners
I'm really sorry if this has been asked before or has an obvious answer, but everything that I can find on the mentor program is for if you're not an advanced reviewer. For example, your mentor can request a toy for you to review as an ... More
Yes, you can still be in the mentor program if you're advanced!
I didn't go into the mentor program until I had already advanced and I still participate as a student.
12/09/2010
Kindred Kindred
You can still request a mentor as an advanced reviewer. I believe the only difference is that mentors do not get the benefit of receiving a gift card for graduating a reviewer that is already advanced. I think most mentors are happy to take on advanced students as long as they have an open slot. If you are interested, I would suggest messaging the ones you are interested in and asking if they would be willing to take you. Hope that helps.
12/09/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
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Originally posted by Sir
You can participate if you're an Advanced reviewer, yes. But it may be hard for you to personally find a mentor who will take you in.
I've never had a problem - all my requests have been accepted. There's a lot of new people joining the site now so might make it a little harder to get a mentor. But there's a lot of mentors and some are even posting requests for students.
12/09/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Shellz31
I've never had a problem - all my requests have been accepted. There's a lot of new people joining the site now so might make it a little harder to get a mentor. But there's a lot of mentors and some are even posting requests for students.
Well, the reason why I say that is because I personally am not accepting any Advanced reviewers anymore because we no longer get paid for those classes. I know of a few others who are doing the same.
12/09/2010
Beaners Beaners
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Originally posted by Sir
Well, the reason why I say that is because I personally am not accepting any Advanced reviewers anymore because we no longer get paid for those classes. I know of a few others who are doing the same.
I'll keep that in mind!

Thanks everyone for your help!
12/09/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by Beaners
I'll keep that in mind!

Thanks everyone for your help!
No problem! I hope that you can find someone!
12/09/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
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Originally posted by Sir
Well, the reason why I say that is because I personally am not accepting any Advanced reviewers anymore because we no longer get paid for those classes. I know of a few others who are doing the same.
I know theres certainly plenty that do, I never even knew it was a paid gig but more a community support thing. Learn something new every day.
12/09/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I'll accept advanced reviewers. I only joined the mentor program a few weeks back and it seems like a good way gain experience at it, even without the gift card incentive.
12/09/2010
PussyGalore PussyGalore
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Originally posted by Love Buzz
I know theres certainly plenty that do, I never even knew it was a paid gig but more a community support thing. Learn something new every day.
Ditto, now I understand things just a little bit better. Interesante, she says.
12/09/2010
PussyGalore PussyGalore
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
I'll accept advanced reviewers. I only joined the mentor program a few weeks back and it seems like a good way gain experience at it, even without the gift card incentive.
I can see it both ways. It might be very tedious after awhile to graduate advanced reviewers but I also agree that it should be something one wants to do for the sake of the community not just for the reward.
12/09/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I am always available to mentor advanced students, if I have space feel free to contact me.
12/09/2010
J's Alley J's Alley
I will totally take Advanced Reviewers...I have had 3 freaking reviewers run with the toys and do no reviews. At least I know the Advanced ones will do a damn review.
12/09/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by Sir
Well, the reason why I say that is because I personally am not accepting any Advanced reviewers anymore because we no longer get paid for those classes. I know of a few others who are doing the same.
Ahhhhh ok.

One of the best ways is to probably post in the forum asking if any mentors will take on advanced reviewers and see who responds.
12/10/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
When there was no 5 per month limit I took on anyone even though we didn't get paid for adv. ones. But now that there is a 5 per month limit, I try to make sure at least 3 are non adv. I will take them though especially if they are a friend or have talked to me saying why they would love to be in my class.

But yes, you can totally ask for a mentor. You can apply to more than one, someone will be bound to take you. You will choose your own assignments though. Mentors can help you choose however .

To me...the adv. status word doesn't mean a whole lot at the lower ranks anymore.
12/10/2010
PussyGalore PussyGalore
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
When there was no 5 per month limit I took on anyone even though we didn't get paid for adv. ones. But now that there is a 5 per month limit, I try to make sure at least 3 are non adv. I will take them though especially if they are a friend or ... More
To me...the adv. status word doesn't mean a whole lot at the lower ranks anymore.


I can see why. It seems unfair to reviewers who have ranks in the 8-9 range. One class, two reviews and boom you're advanced. Given what I've experienced and seen, it's just too easy. Of the lower ranked advanced users, some have a very very long way to go. This is coming from a standpoint of basic grammar and sentence structure, not necessarily knowing what the hell I'm personally doing when writing a review.

If a 'mentor' uses your instead of you're, it might be a sign to reconsider signing up for their class.
12/10/2010
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I still have a little ways before I join the mentor program, but since my area of expertise is more grammar and details, I'd probably only take non-advanced reviewers, as they are who need more help with that.
12/10/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I've been thinking about both this and the new editing program, and I was wondering if perhaps it might be beneficial to have some sort of buddy system among advanced reviewers, so folks can look over each other's reviews before they go live, even if it's just a simple once-over for typos and obvious omissions. I know it's technically possible to have someone look at an unpublished review, if you write it up in a word processor and email them the document, but that's such a pain in the butt that I doubt it gets used much.

Now that lower ranked reviewers are getting the benefits of the editing program on all reviews, it's making me even more hyper-aware of the typos in reviews published by higher-ranking folks.

Thoughts?
12/10/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
There's nothing stopping a person from sending an on-site message to another contributor they identify with and asking for help. I don't know if the creation of another program is absolutely necessary.

I know there are a few people on Eden who are really awesome and don't give helping another member a hand, no points needed.
12/10/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
I've been thinking about both this and the new editing program, and I was wondering if perhaps it might be beneficial to have some sort of buddy system among advanced reviewers, so folks can look over each other's reviews before they go live, ... More
This is the exact kind of help I found I needed, just that other set if eyes that could see errors I had overlooked as well as spelling, grammar, etc etc rather than a mentor guiding me on what to include in a review.

I've been working with cherryredhead88 as my mentor/editor and passing my reviews over to her for a read through to get suggestions on how to make it read better. I can't speak for her, but it's been working well for me.

I just need to start writing my reviews in word so I can continue to get that kind of feedback without having to be classed as a student.
12/10/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
I like being a student .. I feel more confident. I can't stand failing.
I do mine up in word but I don't find it does much for me. It does pick up spelling mistakes but I also like a mentor to point out where I could better the review so I can hopefully get the best votes possible.

For me, I find it so easy to accidently miss info in my reviews.
12/11/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
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Originally posted by Shellz31
I like being a student .. I feel more confident. I can't stand failing.
I do mine up in word but I don't find it does much for me. It does pick up spelling mistakes but I also like a mentor to point out where I could better the review so I ... More
guess what... Im a mentor now lol. When you graduate you can be my first pupil that ia if I'm good enough
12/11/2010
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