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What do the moderators moderate?

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I found myself slightly annoyed at all of the "+1," this is a great idea!" etc and started thinking around the ever-present need of a FAQ, but quickly strayed off to the issue of moderators.

What exactly do they do? Is it just users who're often online and who help out removing bloat, cussing etc in the discussions or is there more to it?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo
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The moderators moderately moderate all immoderate immoderations :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adesva
adesva
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So it's mostly modern modulations modified modishly?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oskalingo
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In moderation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
Usagiboy7
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@oscalingo

I am heading off to bed feeling very amused thanks to this sentence :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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Wataya (a moderator) put it best when he compared us to garbage men/women.

What exactly do they do? Is it just users who're often online and who help out removing bloat, cussing etc in the discussions or is there more to it?

Yes. That's about it. We often help answer questions, but to my knowledge it isn't a "requirement".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
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Yes, they are very active when it comes to checking discussions to help other users. They are also able to remove comments that do not fit with the community guidelines. Their moderator status is supposed to make them more visible for users who are looking for help. In conclusion, they give an example of how users can help each other and they were selected because they were already displaying particularly helpful behaviour.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/espi731

Nicely put. I shall suggest Usagiboy7 to be a new Mod since he's capable of doing all that you said.

@adesva

"Is it just users who're often online and ..." clever use of apostrophe!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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I don't see anything wrong with "great idea" comments in general discussions, and it also seems they don't annoy most people - otherwise they would be usually downvoted.

I gave a detailed answer about comments I delete on the forum here: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/959778

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adesva
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Well my issue with them is that an upvote serves the same purpose and will also bring the post further up whereas a superfluous post will clog up the board, essentially causing more ppl to go TLDR...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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For most suggestions in the General discussion area, there is no need to read all the comments, it is enough to read the starting post. Besides, if there is any valuable input in the comments, it is usually highly upvoted, so it is on top anyway. Personally, I wouldn't feel comfortable acting like a policeman in such topics and clear everything I find useless. (Sentence discussions are different, there I aim to only keep the really useful questions and answers.)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/francesito0123

Moderators moderate harsh language

4 years ago