https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Teenage_Polyglot

Happy Moderator Appreciation Day!

Happy Moderator Appreciation Day! Today, we are going to, as a community, celebrate the hardworking group who make this community what it is. Send a message of appreciation to a few! Give them, who are so generous, a few lingots. And bring food, chairs, cups, clowns, and cat memes to our Moderator's Feast. Happy Moderator Appreciation Day!

December 14, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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As one of the newest moderator s ( as of about one hour ago )

I would like to thank each and every one of you - the Community - YOU.
For it is you that create the character of this community, and now - it is also you that is multiplying the resources that is able to be provided to learn another language.

It is actually you, to whom we are thankful.
Especially when you show kindness and patience to each other.

I am thankful for the efforts the Duolingo team behind the scenes do every day.
I am thankful for the past for the enormous effort to have created the backbone of this amazing community, in finding the resources, including money and time, to have initially created this platform. And the efforts required to keep it up and growing.
Especially I am thankful that they have decided to , and are finding ways to continue to, provide this at no cost to the world, to provide the opportunity to learn another language - for free.

But most especially, it is you, the community I thank. For continuing to develop language learning in ever so many ways. From answering peoples questions, to creating more detailed language grammar references, pointing out links to other fascinating language resources, and having healthy and supportive fun and sharing it with our community.

For our culture does matter, what we decide to do, how we decide to interact with one another. Not just in this language learning environment, but in life. There will always be challenges, and it is hard at times, I know, when you see strange things happen, and in a virtual world, such as this, that as a normal user the wisest thing to do is to NOT engage in the emotional triggers that some people manage to present to us, and encourage us to push. That it is the wisest thing to do - is to ignore them and not play their games. Choosing to NOT play their emotive games is the wisest thing to do - though that is what they want to do to you - to make you upset - and get you engaged off track. Beat them at their game and choose NOT to play it.

I will be doing my best to live up to my expectations and those of this treasured community. It is a pleasure working with all of you, and helping to create doors of opportunities for people to open.

So THANK YOU, to YOU, the community, for the donation of YOUR time and resources that is continuing to create such a diverse and rich language learning environment.
It is your stunning contributions that amaze me and humble me.

Thank you all.
Your friend in this learning environment,
roo.

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hyllning

Congrats lindakanga! ^-^

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Daniel, thank you for the congrats ! (edited - I think I was thinking of business at the same time when I first posted that. lol ) And a BIG THANK YOU for your presence and great things you do !

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hyllning

Awww... =]

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

AHHHHH ROOOOO, #CONGRATS

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Oh ANNNNNNNNN - it is finally dawning on me - though I still am in shock.
Some things sometimes do take me time to get my head around.
* gives you a HUGE HUGE HUG, spins you around, and then leaps off doing a crazy crazy dance with lots of hops as well. *

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiny2004

congrats

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Gracias Fernanda ! Es a causa de ti, y tu aprendizaje de idiomas positivo en este entorno - que realmente merece un gran agradecimiento !

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ddesgagne

Hehe, understandably, people are very pleased that lindakanga is on the moderator's team. :)

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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I do hope I live up to your hopes, and mine as well. Thank you for your appreciation.
I am ever so committed to helping improve the communications between each and every one of us - if I can. For the benefit of this moment to come, and I hope, for the benefits this will create for each of our futures, individually , and for the sake of the world and our living futures.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User
<h1>CONGRATULATIONS!</h1>

I'm sure you'll be a great mod!

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Krinadoodle

Congratulations! =)

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Thank you Krinadoodle.
And sending you an even bigger THANK YOU, for all the great things you do on this site for peoples learning of language.

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meta_saint13

congrats

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wildfood

Without moderators Duolingo would look like the comment section of Youtube...thank you moderators!

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OneAndOnlyJosh

Oh, so true!

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OneAndOnlyJosh

Thanks Moderators!

P.S. We haven't forgotten you Admins!

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sixthdigit

how do you do that? post pictures

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

! [ ] ( imageurl ) Remove the spaces, or it won't work. :-)

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sixthdigit

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sixthdigit

like this?

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sixthdigit

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

Yes, like that. :-)

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Meta_saint13

but you are a cat meme

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/myra

Yes! Thank you moderators and everyone who helps make this community so special. I'm inspired by you every day <3

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Teenage_Polyglot

Thank you for picking and managing such a great group of users who really do make this community what it is.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vivisaurus

Happy day to you, best moderators on the planet! Thanks to you, we have this international community of people who have somewhere to come together to communicate across country borders and learn more deeply about language and culture, expanding our perception of what it means to have amazing neighbors. ♥

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MissThorson

Yes! Happy Moderator Appreciation Day! Thanks y'all for making Duolingo a better place. :)

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Texangymnast

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP MODS! {@style=color:blue}

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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And thank you texangymnast, for the things you do here to positively engage and encourage participation in learning language for others, and I hope also for your own engagement and progress. :D

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PanzerHunter

Congradulation Moderator's

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Thank you Panzer for the positive encouragement I see you give others, and that you starting to get a streak ! I know it is only 2 days - but a great journey has to have its first steps. I wish you all the best in your language learning journey !

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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I would also like to give a VERY, VERY, EXTREMELY , OVER THE TOP , thank you to not just the Moderators who are active in the forums, but to ALL the :
CONTRIBUTORS ( some who are also moderators ) in the incubator,
Who have donated countless hours, and continue to donate countless hours to develop and redevelop all the language courses we have here.

THEY ARE AMAZING !
THANK YOU CONTRIBUTORS !

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WaddlesNMabel

Wish I were a Mod. Such special treatment ;) But seriously, they are so awesome and helpful. Thanks <3

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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  • scruffs your hair in great affection * Oh Owly S , it is also you we get jealous of , those of us when we are juggling to many balls, when we get to see you go up a level, or maintain a streak, and especially when you get to finish a tree, or get to 're-guild' your tree.
    Keep on making us jealously proud of you, in all that you do !
December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/2004emma

Thank you moderators! You are so helpful and kind. I don't know WHAT would happen to our community if you were not here. Clue: not good things! I don't know any of you personally as I am new but I bet you are great! Thanks! 2004emma

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Hola, Emma, Sending you a big warm welcome to our community. May your language journey here continue to be enlightening and engaging.
I have found so many good friends here over time, and I have every confidence you will also, as you learn a langues, including Spanish, and continue your positive interaction with our community - of which you are a part.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ddesgagne

Three cheers for moderators!

P.S. what is the Moderator's Feast?

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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That I know, here, everyone, would anyone like to try a sushi ?
hands around a platter of sushi .

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ddesgagne

Hey, I just noticed you got promoted! Congrats!!!! When was that?

Awesome pic, by the way. ;)

EDIT: actually, we have quite a few new moderators. Congrats to everyone else who got promoted!

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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about a bit after 5am my time. So I found out about an hour ago. And that hour has simply FLOWN.
I did not find out until I woke up.

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SiblingCreature

Congrats! :-)

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Thank you Neelix for the Congrats.
You are such an amazing member and contributor of this community in Duolingo.
So especially THANK YOU to you, for all that you do !

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

Sushi! :-D

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/68dustin

Grabs a piece of sushi and eats it Thanks!

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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I am SO glad you like it. I especially like home made sushi - and it is so easy and cheap to make :)

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/68dustin

Garbles something through a mouth of sushi Hm hm.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

I never thought of making it myself. Now I'll have to try it! :-)

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Remind me sometime latter - in say 7 days - if I have not been back to you - to tell you our simple recipe for sushi. Sorry I can't get my head focused on it at the moment. It includes some tricks the mum of my Japanese friend taught me, and includes an 'australian' variation - using peanut butter.

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

I will. :-) Peanut butter in sushi is another thing I never thought of, but it sounds good! :-)

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hyllning

I.. love... Sushi.. GIVE THEM TO ME!!!! =] {@style=background-image: -webkit-gradient( linear, left top, right top, color-stop(0, #f22), color-stop(0.15, #f2f), color-stop(0.3, #22f), color-stop(0.45, #2ff), color-stop(0.6, #2f2),color-stop(0.75, #2f2), color-stop(0.9, #ff2), color-stop(1, #f22) );background-image: gradient( linear, left top, right top, color-stop(0, #f22), color-stop(0.15, #f2f), color-stop(0.3, #22f), color-stop(0.45, #2ff), color-stop(0.6, #2f2),color-stop(0.75, #2f2), color-stop(0.9, #ff2), color-stop(1, #f22) );color:transparent;-webkit-background-clip: text;background-clip: text;}

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_User

That's a good question, I was wondering the same thing.

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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<.<
oh my, I have a green ring .
* Sits down. * ..... wow
I have not yet checked my emails, this was my 2nd post for the day. And I noticed this after my first.
( note to self - one should check emails first )

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

CONGRATS!!

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

I'm also very grateful that you've recently joined the green rings. You persevered through a few different lost streaks and still kept going and have been a regular in the forums for longer than a year and every day you're here answering questions, expecting nothing in return. You've had a good impact here. :)

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiny2004

congrats

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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You have an amazing impact here Lrtward. I have so much to learn. I am so thankful you are here, so I can also learn how to do things in other great ways. Every one of all the moderators I meet are such amazing people, in their character and their hearts. And every time I get to know them a little more, and in greater depth - they never fail to astound me.
We are ever so fortunate to have such amazing people contributing to this site.

Thank you also each and every one of you fellow Mods.

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Thanks ! We are siblings now :)
I hope you don't find me, your little sister -
tooooooooooooo annnnoyyyyyyyingggggggggggg!

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Moooo-oooom, make her staaaahhhhpppp!

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Now you are officially in the family :D (Although I totes forgot what the family tree looked like...)

For those of you who are confused, I got really bored and started a roleplay that had many people in it... and randomly started a family tree.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiny2004

congrats

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Usagiboy7

Welcome to the green rings Roo! I appreciate you. You've been a great help to the moderators and a wonderfully positive influence on the community. Your thoughtfullness and kindness abounds.

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiny2004

congrats

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Bunny, my admiration for you only deepens, the more and longer I know you - in ever so many ways. I have so much to learn, in ever so many ways, and the more I know the bigger and more detailed my universe grows.
In ways within Duolingo, and the ripple effects it also has in other areas of my life, my debt to you is beyond my measure.

Thank you bunny, in ways a simple thank you seems so inadequate. Thank you.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/truelefty

Congratulations! :D

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Thank you :D

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loves_CALLIE

that sushi looks so cute and delish!!!!

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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I tried to find some ideas of ones that sort of looked like roos. ;P I do hope you enjoy them.

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuthKC

Thanks so much! Dankon!

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KOokey_Pokey

wooo!! MODERATORS IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! {@style=color: orange}

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loves_CALLIE

thank you for posting this teenage_polyglot. the moderators deserve everything! ill donate....100 lingots? or is that too much? how could 100 lingots be too much?! they work so hard...I don't think it is enough!!!!! thank you moderators and staff for making duolingo a fun,happy and safe place! you deserve more than we can give! ;)

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/isaacishumble

I agree!

December 31, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loves_CALLIE

thank you for the lingot i didn't have enough but i gave some away

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poppy_with_matt

three cheers for the moderators!

THANK YOU MODERATORS! crowd screams

THANK YOU MODERATORS! crowd screams again

....THANK YOU MODERATORS FOR BEING SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! crowd goes wild

thanks mods (and staff!) for being here! you are so awesome! we thank you all!

singsong voice in distance "moderators are awesome.. moderators are awesome.. so ve-ry awesommmme.."{@style=color:navy}

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carrie008

Thanks guys :-)

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Thank you also Carrie, for being part of Duolingo, and having fun learning languages :D

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnIsAPandah

Some people think that mods are mean, strict and etc.

I'm here to tell you that they are NOT! I've met many of them and they are really kind and awesome and amazing and lovely (ok stap Ann) people. :D

#ModsAreAwesome

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ProfesorAntonnio

¡Gracias amigos!

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sjodni

Thank you so much for keeping the forums clean and language-focused, thank you so much for making every day here another productive day on Duolingo, and for keeping people inspired to keep working to learn languages!!!

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/11chiara

Mods, you have great generosity of spirit, and make Duolingo the amazing and wonderful place it is.

Many, many thanks!!!!!

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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Grazie Chiara, grazie per la vostra gentilezza, grazie per essere qui apprendimento di una lingua. Si tratta di una striscia impressionante che hai! E fino al livello 18 in italiano. COMPLIMENTI !

December 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/11chiara

Sto imparando! Grazie, lindakanga : )

December 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/closethatdoor

Happy Day, yes! What a great idea. I've brought my streamers & candles for the cake...who said cake!..as the dogs ate the one I baked ;) Huge thanks to The Mods for creating this fantastic language platform, I love it. Hey! My dogs are quiet, must be all these cats...xx

December 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daKanga
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yummmmm, your cakes are Delicious.
I am jealous the dogs got to eat the most delicious one though - the one you baked. Lucky dogs though ;P

Thank you for being such a great member of our community as well.
For it is - each one of you - in how you choose to be part of this community - that really makes this community what it is. And allows us to provide such a fun and engaging language learning environment. It is not only the moderators - it is the decisions you make - that makes the difference.
All the thanks - really goes to EACH and EVERYONE of you that positively engages in our community - for the sake of your learning, and for the positive and fun engagement and enrichment of LANGUAGE learning for others.

SO THANK YOU - TO YOU

December 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Repelsteeltje

Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your work. And I hope one day to join your ranks...

December 30, 2015
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