Hoi,
The difference is in being able to get support when you need it and a model
where support is pushed on you.

Yes, support may be helpful but when it is given for all the wrong reasons,
it is counter productive.
Thanks,
      GerardM

On 19 October 2015 at 13:41, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote:

> being able to seek assistance and advice from Affcom for specific needs is
> good concept because no matter how large the organisation mentoring in an
> invaluable service we can all use.  The issue will be in ensuring the
> mentors have the skills, the knowledge and importantly the time(at the
> right time) to be able to make positive impact.
>
> One of the most common issues are that new groups tend spend a lot of
> effort recreating the wheel because there is no central place find all of
> the available materials, and share lessons learnt we could really do with a
> WikiShed, or WikiLibrary where we can find the necessary tools whether its
> for joining a WLE, WikiTakes, a WikiTown or just organising a group meetup
> for the first time having the knowledge, the tools and how events relate to
> each of the projects would be an invaluable service add to that a list of
> mentors who have been successful with that event, including the languages
> they speak, the time zone they are in would bring success to all groups
>
> On 19 October 2015 at 19:05, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hoi,
> > Ask yourself, you want more mentoring and in front of you are 50 user
> > groups; you do not understand their language, you do not know their
> > culture. They do the necessary self administration, the  minimal
> > requirements to inform about whatever it is they do so well.
> >
> > They do describe that they are happy with their progress and tell you so
> in
> > your language. What more is it that you can provide without taking away
> > from the work that they do so well?
> > Thanks,
> >      GerardM
> >
> > On 19 October 2015 at 08:56, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > If it's OK, I'd like to return to the subject of mentoring. I'm
> wondering
> > > if Affcom might be able to facilitate a kind of matchmaking process
> where
> > > some of the more established affiliates mentor some of the newer
> > > affiliates. We have some very informal ways that this happens now, and
> > I'm
> > > wondering if a more proactive approach by Affcom in encouraging this
> kind
> > > of mentoring would be helpful. Thoughts?
> > >
> > > Pine
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