ubuntu-doc Digest, Vol 47, Issue 13

Matthew Paul Thomas mpt at myrealbox.com
Fri Aug 15 23:30:55 UTC 2008

On Aug 15, 2008, at 9:11 PM, Dougie Richardson wrote:
> ...
>> That would be rather tedious work, but probably much of it could be
>> automated, and it would be valuable in showing how quickly interest
>> falls off after initial mentoring. Then you can more easily tell the
>> effectiveness of any future changes to the mentoring process, by how
>> much it raises the curve.
> I disagree, I don't see why attaching a number would help us. You're 
> makingvthe assumption that the high turn over in students is as a 
> result of mis-management by mentors, which although possible is far 
> less likely than that they didn't find it as interesting or have as 
> much time as they thought they did.

I'm sorry if I gave that impression. I know from personal experience 
that there are all sorts of reasons someone may stop contributing.

Matthew Paul Thomas

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