On 10 December 2017 at 09:46, R. David Murray firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The point is, in Martin's judgement (and I have had no reason to doubt it in the years that have followed) is that it is a far more common problem for newly promoted people to be afraid to screw up than it is for someone to go rogue and not listen when communicated with. In my experience the latter has happened only once, and we have a lot of people with triage privileges.
+1 - "Who am I to have this power?" is a pretty common reaction to community promotions, so erring on the side of "I trust your judgement, so you should trust your judgement" is a good way to go.
But at the same time, we should make it clear that "Help me better calibrate my judgement" is an entirely appropriate use case for the core-mentorship list (and we keep those archives closed so they're not available to search engines).