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More Roles?

I just noticed that some roles aren't covered in this template. Should we add a category for Coaches and Orientation Coaches as well? How about one for Apprentice Buddy? I would consider these as useful. Greez, --Zai Lynch 09:33, 28 March 2008 (PDT)

What is the difference between "Coaches" and "Orientation Coaches"- e.g. are they mutually exclusive ?
SignpostMarv Martin 07:41, 29 March 2008 (PDT)
Orientation Coaches are the ones who are hosting the orientation classes for Apprentice Mentors. You need to be a Coach in order to become an Orientation Coach and a seperate application is needed. Also an additional group is required (Apprentice Mentor Group). Trinity made a chart showing the current roles within the SL Mentors and how they are connected *click*. So beeing an Orientation Coach includes beeing a Coach, but beeing a Coach doesn't neccesarily include beeing an Orientation Coach as well. (Same with Buddy -> Apprentice Buddy). So it might be an interesting resource for Apprentices also the hosts are listed at the upcoming orientations listing at the bottom of this article anyway. But maybe worth mentioning for completeness of the template. The Category:SL_Mentor_Coach is already existing (just noticed it today). It would just need another two for Orientation Coach and Apprentice Buddy (strange name, btw). Greetings, --Zai Lynch 10:41, 29 March 2008 (PDT)
Ok, looks like the name Apprentice Buddy is final now. I made a table with our current roles and connected categorys etc. From these, the templated misses: Apprentice Mentor (might not be useful since it's supposed to be a very temporary role?), Coach, Orientation Coach and Apprentice Buddy. Maybe we can add that? --Zai Lynch 20:07, 4 April 2008 (PDT)

Obsolete name variable-definition causing trouble

Hi there. I just recently noticed some broken visl templates on userpages. For example George Linden's page in this revision or Jeska Linden's current page. It looks like an older version of this template had a variable name that users had to define on their own while the current version uses a predifined name variable. If a user takes the obsolete code and tries to define name, the template breaks. We could now browse all userpages, trying to find the broken ones and fix them or alter the template that way that the name variable doesn't harm it anymore. I think it might work with a simple renaming of the current name variable. Maybe it needs as well a defined old variable with the name name that just does nothing when called. Since this is a widely used template and I don't really want to break to much while fooling around with it, I wanted to discuss further steps first or leave it to the more experienced ones =) btw.: Is there a manual on how to program templates? If I Google for wiki and template and stuff I can find anything but not what I'm looking for... MediaWiki wasn't that helpful either so I would be glad if someone could push me in the right direction. THX =) --Zai Lynch 20:07, 4 April 2008 (PDT)