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bsh1
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2/23/2016 4:40:35 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Aloha!

So, I am trying to organize a general coaching program for DDO's debaters. There is in place already a program to assist new users learn how to debate, but oftentimes people who are not noobs are still looking for ways to improve their skills. I would also like to institute this program to take some of the strain off of the new members mentorship program itself, which often has more requests for help than we can fulfill.

The general sketch of the program is this. Every month, debaters can contact the program director to receive a critique of one of their past or recent debates. A promise to critique is not a promise to vote; merely, it is a promise to read the debate and offer constructive feedback for the debater requesting the feedback. If the reviewer would like to vote though, that is fine. This would be open to non-new users, and would be capped at 10 people per month, though if there is less interest in a given month (which I anticipate happening) there will be fewer reviews needed.

I am posting this to try to recruit some volunteers for this. I know many of you already vote on many debates, which is essentially already reviewing them. Though, the emphasis with these reviews is more "how can you improve," whereas RFDs are more about "who won and why." Reviews would, ideally, be between 4,000 and 8,000 characters, based on the depth of commentary you could make. I am trying to get at least 10 people to join, so that, at most, no one would need to do more than 1 per month.

If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know via PM. I will not entertain requests not submitted via PM. I strongly prefer users with at least 3,000 ELO and who are regularly active on the site.

Thanks!
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2/23/2016 5:15:49 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/23/2016 4:40:35 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Aloha!

So, I am trying to organize a general coaching program for DDO's debaters. There is in place already a program to assist new users learn how to debate, but oftentimes people who are not noobs are still looking for ways to improve their skills. I would also like to institute this program to take some of the strain off of the new members mentorship program itself, which often has more requests for help than we can fulfill.

The general sketch of the program is this. Every month, debaters can contact the program director to receive a critique of one of their past or recent debates. A promise to critique is not a promise to vote; merely, it is a promise to read the debate and offer constructive feedback for the debater requesting the feedback. If the reviewer would like to vote though, that is fine. This would be open to non-new users, and would be capped at 10 people per month, though if there is less interest in a given month (which I anticipate happening) there will be fewer reviews needed.

I am posting this to try to recruit some volunteers for this. I know many of you already vote on many debates, which is essentially already reviewing them. Though, the emphasis with these reviews is more "how can you improve," whereas RFDs are more about "who won and why." Reviews would, ideally, be between 4,000 and 8,000 characters, based on the depth of commentary you could make. I am trying to get at least 10 people to join, so that, at most, no one would need to do more than 1 per month.

If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know via PM. I will not entertain requests not submitted via PM. I strongly prefer users with at least 3,000 ELO and who are regularly active on the site.

Thanks!

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2/23/2016 5:25:10 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/23/2016 5:15:49 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 2/23/2016 4:40:35 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Aloha!

So, I am trying to organize a general coaching program for DDO's debaters. There is in place already a program to assist new users learn how to debate, but oftentimes people who are not noobs are still looking for ways to improve their skills. I would also like to institute this program to take some of the strain off of the new members mentorship program itself, which often has more requests for help than we can fulfill.

The general sketch of the program is this. Every month, debaters can contact the program director to receive a critique of one of their past or recent debates. A promise to critique is not a promise to vote; merely, it is a promise to read the debate and offer constructive feedback for the debater requesting the feedback. If the reviewer would like to vote though, that is fine. This would be open to non-new users, and would be capped at 10 people per month, though if there is less interest in a given month (which I anticipate happening) there will be fewer reviews needed.

I am posting this to try to recruit some volunteers for this. I know many of you already vote on many debates, which is essentially already reviewing them. Though, the emphasis with these reviews is more "how can you improve," whereas RFDs are more about "who won and why." Reviews would, ideally, be between 4,000 and 8,000 characters, based on the depth of commentary you could make. I am trying to get at least 10 people to join, so that, at most, no one would need to do more than 1 per month.

If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know via PM. I will not entertain requests not submitted via PM. I strongly prefer users with at least 3,000 ELO and who are regularly active on the site.

Thanks!

My advice to all of the new users: "You either die a filthy casual scrub or live long enough to git gud." - Harvey Dent

Okay...well, you're not gonna be a mentor. I can see that.
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2/23/2016 5:30:33 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/23/2016 5:25:10 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/23/2016 5:15:49 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 2/23/2016 4:40:35 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Aloha!

So, I am trying to organize a general coaching program for DDO's debaters. There is in place already a program to assist new users learn how to debate, but oftentimes people who are not noobs are still looking for ways to improve their skills. I would also like to institute this program to take some of the strain off of the new members mentorship program itself, which often has more requests for help than we can fulfill.

The general sketch of the program is this. Every month, debaters can contact the program director to receive a critique of one of their past or recent debates. A promise to critique is not a promise to vote; merely, it is a promise to read the debate and offer constructive feedback for the debater requesting the feedback. If the reviewer would like to vote though, that is fine. This would be open to non-new users, and would be capped at 10 people per month, though if there is less interest in a given month (which I anticipate happening) there will be fewer reviews needed.

I am posting this to try to recruit some volunteers for this. I know many of you already vote on many debates, which is essentially already reviewing them. Though, the emphasis with these reviews is more "how can you improve," whereas RFDs are more about "who won and why." Reviews would, ideally, be between 4,000 and 8,000 characters, based on the depth of commentary you could make. I am trying to get at least 10 people to join, so that, at most, no one would need to do more than 1 per month.

If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know via PM. I will not entertain requests not submitted via PM. I strongly prefer users with at least 3,000 ELO and who are regularly active on the site.

Thanks!

My advice to all of the new users: "You either die a filthy casual scrub or live long enough to git gud." - Harvey Dent

Okay...well, you're not gonna be a mentor. I can see that.

Okay, I'll actually post something of intellectual value: I think that maybe not only should you have people reaching out to you to be coached, but maybe also have couches that can recognize the potential of certain users (discerning those "noobs" who won't forfeit). This is of course if you could still use more people to coach. The reason I'm saying this is that several-many users who "debate" aren't even aware of the forums. It may seem "rude" at first to say, "Hey, I see you're new and I was wondering if you'd like to be coached", but I think it can help and doing so could also possibly coax them into joining other areas of the site once they're reached out to and thus invited to the community (that is the longest run-on sentence I've ever made).
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2/23/2016 7:06:17 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/23/2016 5:30:33 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 2/23/2016 5:25:10 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 2/23/2016 5:15:49 AM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 2/23/2016 4:40:35 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Aloha!

So, I am trying to organize a general coaching program for DDO's debaters. There is in place already a program to assist new users learn how to debate, but oftentimes people who are not noobs are still looking for ways to improve their skills. I would also like to institute this program to take some of the strain off of the new members mentorship program itself, which often has more requests for help than we can fulfill.

The general sketch of the program is this. Every month, debaters can contact the program director to receive a critique of one of their past or recent debates. A promise to critique is not a promise to vote; merely, it is a promise to read the debate and offer constructive feedback for the debater requesting the feedback. If the reviewer would like to vote though, that is fine. This would be open to non-new users, and would be capped at 10 people per month, though if there is less interest in a given month (which I anticipate happening) there will be fewer reviews needed.

I am posting this to try to recruit some volunteers for this. I know many of you already vote on many debates, which is essentially already reviewing them. Though, the emphasis with these reviews is more "how can you improve," whereas RFDs are more about "who won and why." Reviews would, ideally, be between 4,000 and 8,000 characters, based on the depth of commentary you could make. I am trying to get at least 10 people to join, so that, at most, no one would need to do more than 1 per month.

If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know via PM. I will not entertain requests not submitted via PM. I strongly prefer users with at least 3,000 ELO and who are regularly active on the site.

Thanks!

My advice to all of the new users: "You either die a filthy casual scrub or live long enough to git gud." - Harvey Dent

Okay...well, you're not gonna be a mentor. I can see that.

Okay, I'll actually post something of intellectual value: I think that maybe not only should you have people reaching out to you to be coached, but maybe also have couches that can recognize the potential of certain users (discerning those "noobs" who won't forfeit). This is of course if you could still use more people to coach. The reason I'm saying this is that several-many users who "debate" aren't even aware of the forums. It may seem "rude" at first to say, "Hey, I see you're new and I was wondering if you'd like to be coached", but I think it can help and doing so could also possibly coax them into joining other areas of the site once they're reached out to and thus invited to the community (that is the longest run-on sentence I've ever made).

We do have something like this in place. I'll elaborate in my next update.
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2/23/2016 8:16:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/23/2016 4:40:35 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Aloha!

So, I am trying to organize a general coaching program for DDO's debaters. There is in place already a program to assist new users learn how to debate, but oftentimes people who are not noobs are still looking for ways to improve their skills. I would also like to institute this program to take some of the strain off of the new members mentorship program itself, which often has more requests for help than we can fulfill.

The general sketch of the program is this. Every month, debaters can contact the program director to receive a critique of one of their past or recent debates. A promise to critique is not a promise to vote; merely, it is a promise to read the debate and offer constructive feedback for the debater requesting the feedback. If the reviewer would like to vote though, that is fine. This would be open to non-new users, and would be capped at 10 people per month, though if there is less interest in a given month (which I anticipate happening) there will be fewer reviews needed.

I am posting this to try to recruit some volunteers for this. I know many of you already vote on many debates, which is essentially already reviewing them. Though, the emphasis with these reviews is more "how can you improve," whereas RFDs are more about "who won and why." Reviews would, ideally, be between 4,000 and 8,000 characters, based on the depth of commentary you could make. I am trying to get at least 10 people to join, so that, at most, no one would need to do more than 1 per month.

If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know via PM. I will not entertain requests not submitted via PM. I strongly prefer users with at least 3,000 ELO and who are regularly active on the site.

Thanks!

Good. I am in need of a mentor/coach. My idols are whiteflame and ColeTrain and I try to blend it in my style. I also wanted to learn imabench's semantics. Please, mentor me.
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2/23/2016 6:13:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/23/2016 4:49:20 PM, famousdebater wrote:
I'll mentor.

Thank you very much. When do we start?
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2/24/2016 3:20:55 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Bump.
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2/24/2016 5:08:27 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
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2/24/2016 5:09:33 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/23/2016 4:40:35 AM, bsh1 wrote:
I will not entertain requests not submitted via PM.

Just making sure people see this.
Why?

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2/24/2016 5:56:30 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
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2/26/2016 6:24:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/23/2016 6:13:25 PM, CodingSource wrote:
At 2/23/2016 4:49:20 PM, famousdebater wrote:
I'll mentor.

Thank you very much. When do we start?

I meant in general. Bsh was asking for volunteers so I said that I'd be a volunteer to mentor. FortisAnimi is in charge of actually telling people who they are mentoring. You should ask him if you want a mentor.
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