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Please take a moment...[edit]

...to stop by I JethroBT's talk and offer him some congrats on his successful RfA. It will be nice to have one of our own in the ranks of the mopkeepers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by John from Idegon (talkcontribs)

Semi-protected edit request on 24 June 2015[edit]

Abadat Ali Malik (talk) 11:24, 24 June 2015 (UTC) Abadat Ali Malik <social media links removed>

Hello Abadat. This is the talk page of the Teahouse's Host lounge. It is a place for discussing the Teahouse project. That is the way it works across Wikipedia – projects like this one, as well as encyclopedia articles and users like myself and you have a talk page. Your request is unclear to me overall, but it does not seem related to this project. That is, unless by posting links to your social media, you were intending something like adding yourself as a host, and wanted those links to be associated with you? But we don't do that; our activities are here and we generally communicate only here. Such links would not belong as part of your Teahouse Host profile – even if you were experienced enough to be a host, which you're not as a brand new user. I suspect though that your edit request is simply misplaced. Can you describe what it is you were seeking to do?--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 11:39, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 July 2015[edit]

Hello, I'm quite interested in your Forum and would like to submit a request to become a Host. Its a little hard to convince someone via PC but i would be dedicated, polite, precise and simple. I look forward to your prompt response with great anticipation. Nerd Ghost (talk) 12:28, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Sorry and thanks but no. We need people with extensive experience of editing. There are plenty of other useful things you can do though.Charles (talk) 18:37, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Co-op officially open, looking for mentors[edit]

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After our pilot back in March-April and after making some tweaks to the space, the Co-op mentorship space is now officially open and we're looking for additional mentors. Our final report is still being reviewed by the WMF, but it is more or less done, and you are welcome to check it out. Here are some of our more prominent findings:

  1. Editors who engaged with a mentor remained active longer, edited more articles, and made substantially more edits overall than editors who were not mentored.
  2. Editors waited far less time for a mentor thanks to our matching system. Getting matched with an editor took less than five minutes, thanks to the use of HostBot. Waiting times for a mentor to actually contact an editor took less than a day, but was as low as an hour or two.
  3. A minority of experienced editors sought out mentorship despite not receiving an invitation during our pilot. These editors may have gotten the most out of mentorship, as they interacted more frequently with their mentor and in more complex topics compared to newer editors.

Based on our results, the Co-op seems to be working in the right manner to provide editors the support they need to edit and stick around. But the Co-op will not work if we lack mentors. And while mentoring does require more time and effort than replying to a question here at the Teahouse, I think we are all aware of how meaningful that time and effort can mean to an individual who is just getting started here. If you're interested in becoming a mentor, please consider joining us. Thanks, I, JethroBT drop me a line 20:50, 7 July 2015 (UTC)