On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 10:58 AM, Oliver Ruiz Dorantes <oliver.ruiz.dorantes@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> I'm willing to help out, but as their questions become more c/c++ >> specific my use quickly diminishes. > > > In any case helping students with the setup of the environment, and first > touch with the OS, is something that does not require c/C++ and would unload > another mentor's workload.... This I feel confident helping with. Should people willing to do this be listed as 'backup mentors' or should we include some statement in the application to the tune of : "To increase response time, we are employing assistant mentors. Their job is to assist students with non-project specific issues, which includes general building, compilation, and development environment." On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 11:39 AM, Salvatore Benedetto <emitrax@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > We had both in the last two years, and you can see how it ended up. Going > public > doesn't ncessarily mean you have to follow the discussion. It only > means, that if you > want, you can either follow and/or help. I agree. The lack of transparency was an issue last year. What about agreeing to include a subject header to indicate the email is intended for anyone to read? That would allow students and mentors to use a mail filter to identify such emails.