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FishTank

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  • I live in San Antonio, Texas, US
  • I was born on November 18
  • My occupation is Editor Experience Specialist at Fandom
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  • Bio I don't always help Fandom users; but when I do, it's as an anthropomorphic fish in an armored military vehicle.
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Re: Advisor program Edit

Hi Isaac, this is an interesting proposal and it's something that I've been working on integrating into our staff here for a while, in spirit if not in name. But before we commit to anything I do have a couple of questions about the program:

  1. I'm a little confused about who exactly is supposed to be an advisor/mentor. If the goal of the program is to teach people how to edit, I imagine an administrator would be the best person to speak to. But if the goal is to have someone who is "hip with the kids" then I imagine we'd specifically not want administrators serving in this capacity.
  2. Why is this centered around Discussions? Wiki editors, the only ones receiving welcome messages, will not really go on there in any substantial frequency, and Discussions users don't really have a reason to interact with the staff in this way (there isn't really the same kind of anxiety about posting that there is about editing).
  3. What would this card on Special:Dashboard look like? Would users be able to reach out to advisors privately?

Is there a wiki where this is currently active that I could see it being run? I'm just curious about the implementation! Thanks. —Atvelonis (talk) 15:24, November 23, 2019 (UTC)

Thank you for the response. I brought it up with the rest of my team, and I think that we would be interested in trying this program out. I can probably find a few members of the community to serve as advisors. —Atvelonis (talk) 18:20, November 26, 2019 (UTC)
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