As many know and have complained about, the Mentoring program seems to have became inactive not too long after its inception. While many reasons might be suggested as to why this is the case, ultimately it is irrelevant. At the moment, myself and the still active mentors are working to establish a more streamlined and functioning system than the previous incarnation.
In the Mentoring Program 2.0, applications will no longer be necessary. This is good news for those of you irritated by lack of a response (the regular checking of the separate account proved easily forgotten). Instead, information and bios for all the mentors will be openly available to all, allowing prospective mentees to choose who might be most compatible for them. No longer will there be forced parings! Of course, recommendations for mentors will still be available. Accepting a mentee will still be however at the discretion of the mentor, once they have been asked.
I have been cooperating with the other mentors to produce a few new introductory articles to replace those we already have, which should be more complete and provide a better understanding of "how to get started" in any field. Further, mentor bios will be put up as they become available.
Thanks for bearing with us everyone! Cheers!