One aspect of encouraging donors to create accounts and edit is that we promise them that they will be welcomed by a mentor. However, this mentorship system based on Growth tools is not yet set up at some wikis, including our polit wiki for this experience, Spanish Wikipedia.
There is a mentorship system at Spanish Wikipedia, but it is disconnected from our tools: newcomers have to find their mentor when we automatically assign one.
The goal of this task is to setup a Growth mentorship page.
What are the differences between the two systems?
|Welcomers (Growth features)||Mentors (Mentoring program)|
|Encounter||Automatically assigned to new accounts||Newcomers have to find their mentor, to work on a specific topic|
|Scope||Take care of immediate questions||Long-term, conscious collaboration|
|Specialization||Specialists of first steps||Specialists of in-depth topics|
|Evolution||newcomers to become “young” editors||Help young editors to become long-term, experienced editors|
Number of mentors
We advise to have one mentor for each batch of 500 newcomers joining each month. On average, es.wp gets 20,000 new accounts per month, which means a need of +40 mentors.
Possible backup solution
Change the Help links module to display the help panel form, that would post on the local help desk.