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I had a thought last night. In response to the debate about voting policy, one of Wookiepedia's biggest problems is the way it treats new users eg, not allowing them to vote, this is one of the things that turns well meaning users into vandals. The Elder Scrolls Wiki has a mentor program to combat this problem, mentors are responible for greeting new users, making them feel welcome etc, there is a special page with the list of mentors that a user can choose from if they need help or advice with something or if they feel another editor is giving them a hard time. The pros to this system are that new or unfamilliar users will have someone to ask advice or if they need help editing, it also means the admins arent spending all their time answearing questions and can focus on the more important aspects of their job, futhermore it prevents resentfull anons becoming vandals and helps combat well established users bullying others. So what does everyone think of us having a simallar system.--\\Captain KAJ// 13:00, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

A good idea. 14:06, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
How would mentors be chosen? Volunteerism, I imagine, but what sort of guidelines? And with guidelines in place, who would be in charge of seeing if a user meets the guidelines? --Wanderingshadow 15:58, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
Well they should probably voulanteer themselves to start with just to show willingness, the canditate could then be rewiewed by an admin. As for guidlines the candidate should have been here for a certain amount of time and proven themselves to be a capable editor, afterall its no good mentoring someone in something youre not good at yourself, I suppose the main thing would be disposition towards others.--\\Captain KAJ// 16:11, 1 October 2007 (UTC)
Does anyone else think having a simmalar system would be benificial.--\\Captain KAJ// 10:45, 11 October 2007 (UTC)