On Thu, Feb 15, 2007 at 05:03:16AM +0900, SonOfLilit wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> Remember Samantha? She dropped by the list a while ago and was given the
> idea to develop a Rails resume generator...
> 
> Anyway, yesterday she happened to email me about the Haifa RUG post (only
> reply this far and it was a false :/ ) and I happened to remember her
> project and give her a bit of advice, and it developed into a conversation
> reminding a bit of a chat about her project, that seems to have pulled her
> out of a stuck position (I hope).
> 
> Well, she told me she's glad she can email me those questions since sending
> them to the list would be overkill and uncomfortable...
> 
> Now, remember the recent discussion about newbie questions plaguing the
> list?
> 
> All of this has brought me to think of an Adopt-a-newbie model. Somehow,
> every newbie that wants would get an email address of a volunteer from
> ruby-talk, with whom he can correspond personally and who will answer his
> basic questions and serve to also encourage him to keep learning.
> 
> I could manage two-three active newbies at a time, I think, and they would
> greatly benefit from it if they are anything like me.
> 
> 
> What do you think? Would you consider it a good idea? Would you volunteer?
> Is anyone up for infrastructure (preferrably on ruby-lang.org, though
> anywhere is good)?
> 
I would be interested, but I think it would depend on the adoptee not
just the adopter. I would not want to end up being the fount of
knowledge and turn into a crutch for the adopted person.
> 
> 
> Aur Saraf