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ricarose
Scratcher
100+ posts

Update on volunteer programs

Since we retired the community moderators program, we have been working on developing new programs for Scratchers to help out in the community. We wanted to share a few updates about these new programs.

We've asked LiFaytheGoblin, P110, and ErnieParke to serve as the first Scratch Mentors, starting in early 2014. In addition to preparing for the Scratch Mentor role, we'll also be preparing to launch the Scratch Helper program, which will offer several ways Scratchers can help in the community–such as welcoming new Scratchers, providing feedback on new projects, or helping people debug their projects. This program will start in early 2014 too. We look forward to offering these roles in the next few months, so stay tuned!

Last edited by ricarose (Oct. 12, 2013 19:24:49)


Ricarose Roque
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technoboy10
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Update on volunteer programs

Congrats to the first Scratch Mentors! Can't wait to see how this all works out.

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SilverEagle
Scratcher
500+ posts

Update on volunteer programs

I knew ErnieParke would make it.

Congratulations! I'm really happy to see something like this launch!

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ProdigyZeta7
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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So, Helpers aid Scratchers with debugging projects but what do Mentors do?

Last edited by ProdigyZeta7 (Oct. 12, 2013 02:21:05)




ErnieParke
Scratcher
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SilverEagle wrote:

I knew ErnieParke would make it.

Congratulations! I'm really happy to see something like this launch!
Aww… To know that there is such a kind and supportive Scratcher warms me, and one I didn't even expect. ;)

ProdigyZeta7 wrote:

So, Helpers aid Scratchers with debugging projects but what do Mentors do?
Mentors do quite a bit, to be truthful. Primarily at the moment, we give the ST feedback on issues they've been working on. For example, we're currently talking about what Scratch Mentors/Helpers should be. We're also given the dual-responsibility of helping Scratchers, and we work on site-wide projects (SDS's, for example).

Does that clarify things for you? Also, nice user pic.

technoboy10 wrote:

Congrats to the first Scratch Mentors! Can't wait to see how this all works out.
Thanks a lot! I can't wait to see how this turns out as well. ;)

Thinking about the future,

ErnieParke

Last edited by ErnieParke (Oct. 12, 2013 02:38:08)


mrsrec
Scratcher
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Darn I Didn't Get First Post!
turkey3_test
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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Congrats mentors! Don't be too impatient for 3-4 months :O

P110
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Update on volunteer programs

technoboy10 wrote:

Congrats to the first Scratch Mentors! Can't wait to see how this all works out.

turkey3_test wrote:

Congrats mentors! Don't be too impatient for 3-4 months :O
I'm not impatient, well…. yeah… I just can't wait, scratch is getting bigger and bigger and so is the scratch community, earlier this year, I was a small scratcher who had around 20 followers (well… they were called friends when I had that amount) now, I'm a curator of the welcoming comittee, I am a former curator of the front page and transition team member, have had 3 projects featured and am soon going to be becoming a mentor!!

It's weird, that all happened within less than a year!!
Can't wait!

Thanks,
P110
P110
Scratcher
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ProdigyZeta7 wrote:

So, Helpers aid Scratchers with debugging projects but what do Mentors do?
I guess that will come in a future post! But I guess ST will do it how and when they make their minds up? Anyway, it really isn't for me to say

Last edited by P110 (Oct. 12, 2013 08:52:00)

LiFaytheGoblin
Forum Moderator
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Update on volunteer programs

technoboy10 wrote:

Congrats to the first Scratch Mentors! Can't wait to see how this all works out.

turkey3_test wrote:

Congrats mentors! Don't be too impatient for 3-4 months :O
Thank you I feel so honored, and I can't really believe this all until the project really starts^^ But til then, I'll enjoy my life as a normal Scratcher and, along with the other mentors, help the Scratch Team develop ideas


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scratchisthebest
Scratcher
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Why can't next year come sooner?

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SSLegend99
Scratcher
50 posts

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Congrats to everyone!

Who needs a signature. Pfff
P110
Scratcher
1000+ posts

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SSLegend99 wrote:

Congrats to everyone!
thanks!
Hardmath123
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Update on volunteer programs

Congratulations, everyone! I don't know P110 that well, but LiFayTheGoblin and ErnieParke are excellent choices. LiFay is really friendly on the language forums (if anyone hangs out there anymore…), and ErnieParke is awesome on the Wiki. Scratch on, guys!
P110
Scratcher
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Hardmath123 wrote:

Congratulations, everyone! I don't know P110 that well, but LiFayTheGoblin and ErnieParke are excellent choices. LiFay is really friendly on the language forums (if anyone hangs out there anymore…), and ErnieParke is awesome on the Wiki. Scratch on, guys!
Yeah I only really became known over the past 7 months-ish. I am a wiki editor (but people seem to always beat me to it) and I'm a curator of the welcoming committee with LiFay but most scratchers who know what they are doing don't really look around there

I spend quite a bit of time here: http://scratch.mit.edu/discuss/search/?action=show_unanswered looking for people that need help, so I'm not really seen that often in popular places

Last edited by P110 (Oct. 12, 2013 18:17:32)

LiFaytheGoblin
Forum Moderator
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Hardmath123 wrote:

Congratulations, everyone! I don't know P110 that well, but LiFayTheGoblin and ErnieParke are excellent choices. LiFay is really friendly on the language forums (if anyone hangs out there anymore…), and ErnieParke is awesome on the Wiki. Scratch on, guys!
I am so happy to be able to contribute to this awesome community in such a great way *-* ^-^

And just so you and everyone knows it: P110 is a very, very good choice! He helped so much with the Welcoming Committee, the Transition Team and he's always friendly and helpful


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scimonster
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Good choices. Congratulations ErnieParke (ricarose, you left of the e the same way Lightnin left off nXIII's I), P110, and LiFaytheGoblin.

Can't wait to hear more about the program.

EDIT: And i left off the “f” in “off”…

Last edited by scimonster (Oct. 12, 2013 19:40:17)


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P110
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scimonster wrote:

Good choices. Congratulations ErnieParke (ricarose, you left of the e the same way Lightnin left of nXIII's I), P110, and LiFaytheGoblin.

Can't wait to hear more about the program.
Thanks Scimonster (you always seem to spot the typos in announcements :3)
P110
Scratcher
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LiFaytheGoblin wrote:

Hardmath123 wrote:

Congratulations, everyone! I don't know P110 that well, but LiFayTheGoblin and ErnieParke are excellent choices. LiFay is really friendly on the language forums (if anyone hangs out there anymore…), and ErnieParke is awesome on the Wiki. Scratch on, guys!
I am so happy to be able to contribute to this awesome community in such a great way *-* ^-^

And just so you and everyone knows it: P110 is a very, very good choice! He helped so much with the Welcoming Committee, the Transition Team and he's always friendly and helpful :D
I did? I thought you helped me :3
ricarose
Scratcher
100+ posts

Update on volunteer programs

scimonster wrote:

Good choices. Congratulations ErnieParke (ricarose, you left of the e the same way Lightnin left of nXIII's I), P110, and LiFaytheGoblin.

Can't wait to hear more about the program.

Whoops! Thanks for the heads up. Fixed it.

Ricarose Roque
MIT Scratch Team

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