Two things happened after I wrote "A Better Badger".
The first was that someone sent me ISK. I was very excited about that and a bit embarrassed. I thanked them, for I like ISK. I also apologized if it seemed that I was begging. I then stalked them into their corporations public chatroom and proceeded to loiter and chat for a bit. I like meeting new people.
The second was that someone approached me and asked me how would I help talk newbies down off of ledges with a donation of billions.
I answered honestly. "I don't know." However, it got me to thinking.
ISK is an enabler in Eve like no other. However, I am not fond about throwing ISK at people. I'm more into helping people stabilize and get onto their feet. I, however, do not feel that needs to mean you are whole as if the event never happened. A mistake was still made. Learning needs to happen. That learning should still hurt. But, there is a difference between loss and devastating loss.
But what to do with it? How do I spread my habit of helping when I can if I see it into something more systematically productive? I have to be reasonable and look at my current commitments. What I do right now, grabbing those that I find into chats and such fits into my schedule. A venture would be larger and I'd need to figure out how to add other people into it.
A question in a similar vein about helping players get back on their feet after devistating loss had someone ask "But, isn't that what the Angel Project is for?" For those who are not familiar with it, Sindel has the Angel Project. It is a charitable organization to help players in need. Be they young players, older ones, or people who want to help other people. It is a fantastic concept and like Eve Uni, highlights what type of worlds player's can build beyond the classic Empire. And there are always room for more organizations. "But we have this that does that," isn't really a good reason to me not to do or try something.
My closest idea is a negotiation team. A loose circle of people willing to put some time and energy out into grabbing people where they can. But it would involve a lot of out reach. It would involve the gankers sending victims to the team. I'm not even going to think about those who want to scam.
Another idea is to take something like Von's Bootcamp idea and mold it into something player run every 2-4 weeks.
I'd love to have an adoption program. That involves people being willing to have more one on one interactions.
The best idea would be just to start another training coronation. I don't have the time for that as long as I am on the CSM and I am not ready to leave my own corporation much less lead anyone.
But, with the idea proposed to me I need to think about it. After all, I promote education for players.