Niels Thykier and I were talking on #debian-mentors. I was saying that I
find the debian-mentors list kind of lonely and impersonal -- it's mostly
RFSs, and so many emails don't even get an answer.
So I was thinking it would be nice if every email thread got a public
reply within four days. That's a goal that Niels and I have set, and we
hope maybe some of you help too. Even if we reply, "Eek, I'm swamped. Try
again later," I figure that is nicer than hearing nothing back.
In general, I encourage mentees and mentors to consider 4 days the
timeout on your debian-mentors conversations. So if you email your usual
sponsor and don't hear an answer within 4 days, try once more. After
another four days, email the list asking for a sponsor (explaining that
you have a normal sponsor).
I'm hoping to take some of the uncertainty out of the process. What do you
And what other cultural improvements can we make to debian-mentors? What
else can we do to make this place supportive and helpful for the progress
of y'all mentees into sparkly Debian contributors and developers?
An honest tale speeds best being plainly told.
-- William Shakespeare, "Henry VI"