Idea – Mentoring

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  • #606827
    Anonymous
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    Just an idea I had just now. Might need some fine tuning but…

    How about a “mentoring” forum here at CAP. A simple premise: people can set themselves up as mentors in specific areas and affiliates can choose mentors. In return they link to the mentors site. A mentor might provide advice on anything they choose. For example I get asked a fair bit if X&X casino has a good player reputation. Because of my involvement at Meister I have a fairly good idea, so I might set myself up as a mentor for this type of query. Or on how to achieve a technical solution. Conversely I could use some help on sports betting and poker so I could find a mentor myself to provide some fguidance and share the knowledge (example).

    To be clear, a mentor would be responsible for providing guidance rather than solutions. It would be unfair to expect a mentor to say, implement a forum, but it would be fair to ask them which forum software was best, where to get it from, who could help install it, how best to run it etc.

    With it’s own forum here at CAP, mentors could feed back on affiliates who are easy to work with and keep their end of the bargain and vice versa…affiliates could say how useful a mentor was on their specific subject.

    Just an idea: but it helps share knowledge and rewards knowledge with one-way links – two goals we all want to achieve I’m sure.

    Thoughts?

    Simmo!

    #758336
    vladcizsol
    Member

    Sounds very interesting Simmo! Thanks for the suggestion :hattip:

    #758339
    poluroud20
    Member

    Good thread Simmo!

    You wanna mentor me?! :tongue:

    #758341
    Anonymous
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    Hi Simmo,

    A great idea, when I was studying at university they had mentoring program and they would match students up with working professionals in the career you where interested in.

    How they matched the student with the working professional was by getting the mentor and student to answer questions on industry interests and likes and matched the two people up. I am sure that a similar process would work in a situation like this.

    #758342
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Great thread!! I personally have used several CAP members as mentors and Simmo is one of them :) I would say Dom has been the biggest mentor to me and then there is Casino Crush who is awesome on tech stuff , I think this is a great idea and I have always felt that credit should be given when it’s due :)

    #758360
    Anonymous
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    Very interesting idea Simmo. I wonder how this could be managed?

    Mark

    #758365
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @Focal 150408 wrote:

    Very interesting idea Simmo. I wonder how this could be managed?

    Mark

    I think people could manage themselves. the presence of a forum would be enough probably. It would be nice to have a “reputation” system of some sort – bit like Ebays system maybe. But thats not essential.

    #758368
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I like the idea. There could be a Mentor forum; those who need help could post requests in a new thread, and those who can help can PM them or reply to the thread. And if someone doesn’t live up to their end of the bargain, they can be named-and-shamed in that thread.

    Great idea Simmo!

    #758383
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @VPGenius 150421 wrote:

    I like the idea. There could be a Mentor forum; those who need help could post requests in a new thread, and those who can help can PM them or reply to the thread.

    Exactly how I envisaged it. Or mentors can post their areas of expertise likewise.

    #758385
    Anonymous
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    I think that it’s a great idea. Being self-taught there are times that I wish I had someone to ask a question of like I did while working in corporate america.

    It has been my experience that most “geeks” love to show off thier skills and help when asked. I learned a lot of technical things by hanging out with them as much as I could.

    #758386
    FrankBlack
    Member

    Sounds like something I would be interested in for sure .

    #758398
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    While we’re on the topic, I have to say that Randy has been an enormous help to me over the past several months, allowing me to bug him here and there with questions, giving me advice/opinions on the design of my site, and putting up with the emails I send him when I get excited over little things, such as 2 days ago when my site finally climbed out of the Google sandbox (I can’t tell you how exciting that is for a new webmaster). Randy has been very encouraging and helpful along the way.

    Thanks, Randy! :hattip:

    #758406
    biggyg
    Member

    Sounds too much like work to me lol.

    #758412
    Anonymous
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    Someone in the PAP forum mentioned today a student interning for him for six months, that might work in this situation as well. If you matched up with a mentor, and worked as an intern, in exchange for assistance or rather guidance with your own site/s future in the industry etc.

    The exp. you get from working directly with someone in this industry is invaluable, I’ve worked with several people, and I always learn sooo much from different point of views with each group I get to know.

    #758441
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I think it’s a good idea also.

    I learned tons from the Professor and the Captain, as well as everyone who posts here.

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