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Mentors & “De-Mentors”

This is not to offend anyone in particular; I hope people with some understanding would see some ironical sense in it

Who is a Mentor?
Mentor: My Ms-Word gives Adviser, Counsellor, Guide, Teacher, and Guru as the synonyms for a Mentor

and Who exactly is a De-Mentor?
De-Mentors: Are the blessed we….who have every right to be blissfully oblivious to the surroundings, have a right to be thick skinned with a pea size brain that has no neuro-transmitters in it to teach us anything about self-respect, respecting others time and space and who are benignly blessed not to carry any sense of guilt or shame

I object this irrational injustice meted out to the de-mentors and the partiality shown towards the moderators on the forum members who think they can keep the forums clean and tidy.

The very essence of the thought is revolting, how can anyone keep a forum clean (we are here ain’t It.? hehehe) – we have a right to access the forums, isn’t it?

I would say, you should allow all forum members particularly those members who prefer to have obnoxious names and no concrete contact details to have a general chat, banter and riff-raff, they should be entitled to use all kinds of crazy slang and abusive words and should have a right to run others down

All De-mentors on the forum should be allowed to cheat, lie and copy………and fight for their rights on the forum. And keep popping up the question “why did I lose my points”? Or why did I lose my identity?

It should be made sure that all moderators can never lose their cool, they are supposed to have good manners and exemplary behaviour and whatever other niceties in life are. We “De-mentors” are the only ones who can and will continue to behave like morons and let me state emphatically that we have a right to behave in a manner that be-littles an educated self. Why should it bother others if we only add crap to the forum, everyone should remind themselves that it takes all kinds of people to make the world and we as morons have an equal if not greater right to be on the forum. If it was not for us, what would the quality department of the SCN community do? Did you ever think of that??

and lest you fear that the moderators are going to act and reprimand you for your behaviour – let that thought not occur, Moderators only cut down on things when they are in excess, but we are just a few 100thousand in number so there is more scope for people like us to grow and prosper in pissing people off so feel free to be shameless.

A list of things you can do to be a De-Mentor (ratings are given on my personal scale)

1. Have a name that should force your Mom/Wife/sister/girlfriend to force you wash your mouth with a fluid that is good enough to remove stains in a sink. Who says names should sound like Gold, Hill or shake-her (that’s me :-))

2. Have a friend also create an Identity (if you can call it so) on the Forum, ask him to post a question and you answer it, you can easily collect points in this way. You can always ask your friends to post complex questions (Example: I am planning to shift my career from XXXX to something in IT, i heard about SAP – can you tell me what is SAP) Now, this question has the heady mix of a proper jerk involved in asking the question it would be difficult to find an equal counterpart to answer it and it has potential to create confusion in peoples minds, so jump on it and answer SAP stands for S*&)) A*&^% and P&^%$# – you can be proud that you answered it because SAP could have meant anything like South African Police or Severe Acute Pancreatitis or anything else but you were the chosen one who got the drift of the question so take pride in it and collect the points

3.In a thread don’t read the answers, there is a thumb rule to follow – Check on the number of points each of the members who answered have, the higher the number of points the more brainy he could be (could be ..eh), add in your piece of the answer in reply to his post saying “I Agree”. You can take pride again, because if you didn’t agree it would have been just an opinion of the other person, but since you used the two greatest words that are coined for the forum (I AGREE) you have lent your support and half-your-brain the other guy who thinks he knows the answer and took the trouble to answer

4. Learn a few tricks on how to search efficiently, and post the links as a answer. Just disregard the warnings that you might get regarding copyrights or confidential data………who cares anyway? If the link you provide has another link inside it, and that has a link to an other page and so on…..this is the best, we have already earned our points by fooling the person into believing that we have the answer (chuckle…chuckle)

5. If you have a question to ask…NEVER DO THAT on a single forum. You are restricting your foolishness to one area, so post the same damn question in all possible forums, once you do this you can sit back and relax and be rest assured that there will be some dumb nice guy who might guide you

6. Write in a language called English but make sure that it is only you who understands it (If others do, they would kill you anyway) – and the best of all, you can be at your professional best in the forum by following the above but don’t you worry – there is also a place to chill your nerves , get on to the “The Coffee Corner” and you can be at your basic rowdy best there. I remember that not so long ago i read apost where a guy was asking a senior forum member for telephone numbers of women forum members……that’s supposed to be good humour, but being a de-mentor i am sure this would have tickled your instinct to be on the forum, so hang on and dont give up start being your lewd best and discuss if could start trading sidey CD’s (thats a typical expression from the place i come) (or) exchange hot line numbers…get innovative

These are just a few guidelines, you can get more innovative and be a real mess, we welcome and encourage guys/girls with proven dementia

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      Author's profile photo Nathan Genez
      Nathan Genez
      I'm not offended but i have no idea what your intent is. 

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      Former Member
      I also had to read it twice to "get it" but then had some good laughs.

      @ Shekar: You can also add another rule --> de-mentors should also wait a few weeks for the heat to cool off from the above rules, and then close the threads without reading the answers and commenting "Solved by myself". This is important to set the mood for the next question to be opened shortly afterwards... 😉

      Author's profile photo Nathan Genez
      Nathan Genez
      so...  we should reference Shekar's blog when moderating the forums from now on?  fine by me.
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      Thats not a Diktat, i guess ;-)Your are welcome to reference the post...infact that was the idea i had. I am sure people who have some basic sense of understanding but indulge in dumb behaviour on the forums would get the drift...after reading the post
      Author's profile photo Susan Keohan
      Susan Keohan
      Almost on the same day that I write to commend someone on a good forum post, you come out with this!  It's hysterical!  Obviously you are well informed about the rules of the road, to encourage others to abuse them so.
      I just hope everyone gets your sense of humor.
      Sue
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      Thanks a lot for reading and taking the time to post your comments. Its always nice to know that there are like-minded people on the other side of the world who can share a good laugh
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      Former Member
      Wow - not really sure what this was about?? Couldn't figure if this was slamming mentors or just a strange sense of humor aimed at people who don't follow guidelines..? Or maybe you just applied your forum rules to the writing of your post 🙂
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      well...infact it was supposed to be satirical...as you said it was a strange sense of humor aimed at people who don't follow guidelines..?
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      Well after reading over it again, I "clicked" onto the sense of humor and it made a lot more sense. Maybe I've just been lucky enough not to have been exposed to too many de-mentors in the past - If I had, I would probably have been on your wave-length from the start!
      Author's profile photo Graham Robinson
      Graham Robinson