Mentoring Program

Matthew East mdke at
Fri Aug 15 21:52:43 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 10:03 PM, Dougie Richardson
<ddrichardson at> wrote:
> Hi,
>> This exists already -
> I am aware of that page and although it covers the basics it lacks examples
> and confirmatory questions which would increase student confidence.

I wasn't suggesting that it was perfect. Improvements are welcome! I
was just cautioning against (a) reinventing the wheel by creating a
new page, and (b) a natural tendency to create more and more material
which might confuse contributors.

>> I feel quite strongly that we should focus on ensuring that our
>> existing pages are clear for new students rather than creating more
>> pages. The aim should be for students to be able to read the minimum
>> of material which is phrased as clearly as possible.
> With respect, the feedback is that the status quo is not sufficient.

The phrase "with respect" is usually used to preface disagreement, but
what you've said there isn't at all inconsistent with what you've
quoted me as saying, and I agree with you.

> Cheers,
> Matthew

*Cough*  You're Dougie, I'm Matthew.

Matthew East
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