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From Sam Ruby <>
Subject Re: Mentor disengagement - a suggestion
Date Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:32:49 GMT
On Tue, Oct 13, 2015 at 8:28 AM, Tim Williams <> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 6:37 PM, Sam Ruby <> wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 11:06 AM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
>>> On 10/12/2015 10:10 AM, Emmanuel L├ęcharny wrote:
>>>> Regarding inactive mentors, this is quite simple : we have a monthly
>>>> report that has to be signed off by mentors, if one mentor does not sign
>>>> it three time in a raw, shouldn't we consider that this mentor has
>>>> already stepped down ?
>>> No, it's not simple. Actively removing people from volunteer roles is much
>>> more complicated than you might suppose. I'd rather focus on making myself a
>>> better mentor than any measures against other mentors which might be seen as
>>> punitive.
>> Getting some things out of the way:
>> I agree that it is not simple.  I agree that it is complicated.  I
>> disagree that it needs to be viewed as punitive.  I suggest it would
>> be worthwhile to do.  I respect that this may not be something you
>> personally would want to volunteer for.  I believe that you can't fix
>> what you don't measure.  I acknowledge that measuring may lead to
>> gaming, though in this case I think the rewards are so vanishingly
>> small that that is unlikely to be a major issue.
>> Whew!
>> Now on to the substance of my reply:
> Hi Sam,
> A small request - any chance you can adjust the colors for that page?
> David added some notes to Clutch[1] for details but I reckon
> #009e73 and #d55e00 would be better.

I did a small amount of research, and made a different color
choice[2].  For extra measure, I varied both the font-weight and
font-style.  Let me know if this doesn't work for you.

> Thanks,
> --tim
> [1] -

- Sam Ruby

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