Fake update posts that are not from mods or staff
There is currently someone creating posts that spread false information about Duolingo, the mods, and staff.
First of all, Duolingo will not use the forums to ask for your email or password. Because you created an account for Duolingo, if they need to contact you, they will do so using the email they already have on file.
Next, if someone is claiming to have updates from or about moderators or staff, check their icon. Duolingo moderator icons have a green ring around our icons and a shield that sticks out beyond the parameters of our profile icons in whatever forums we've been assigned to. Wondering who has been assigned to what forum? Check the link on my profile. However, when you visit our profiles, there is no green ring there. If the ring and shield shows up on our profile outside of the forums, it is fake.
Similarly, staff have blue rings around their icons when they post to the forums.
Thanks for reading!
Cheers thank you
I had a misunderstanding over this a few days ago
However it was a real moderator but lacking the green ring
but perhaps the moderator should have provided a link
and that link would have shown this shield and ring
for the green ring and shield do not show on all forums
thank you for this post
Yeah, I wonder if the spammer has multiple accounts or something is using them to up vote posts... I'm trying to down vote every fake Duolingo news thread I see, but I'm not sure if it really makes a difference with all the up votes. Good to see that mods are aware of the problem though!