How to become a moderator?
So I noticed some people are moderators. What can they do and how do you become one? Is it chosen on strictly made rules? Or is it earned simply by helping people a lot?
Hi! If you hover over your username where it appears in the blue bar at the top of the screen, a menu will drop down. On it, you'll see an option that says Help. If you click on that, it has a ton of information about Duolingo. (The Duolingo Wiki is great too!). On that Help page, you'll find This article titled Who Are the Forum Moderators. I hope that helps! ^_^
Has HughCParker ever tried to become a moderator? He seems to know a lot about the site and he helps people a lot.
The only way people can try to become moderators in any sort of direct way is to become a course contributor. As for folks being chosen who aren't in the Incubator, that is slowing at the moment as Duolingo considers some changes.
HughCParker is pretty amazing though. :)
There's a really good article about this in Duolingo's "Help": https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204980530-Who-are-the-forum-moderators-
My computer is lagging so hardcore today. My comment took me 4 minutes to type. By that time, you'd beat me to it. :P
Victory is MINE!!! Muah hah hah hah!!!
I mean, um, what I meant to say was: Gee, that's rotten. I hate lag.
Your answer was better than mine; I didn't explain how to find "Help".
okay, no body on here helped you at all! and i want to know how to be one too!
I'm curious, why do you want to be a moderator?
You need to know a lot about Duolingo, be very helpful in the forums. That describes a lot of people in the forums though, so...
Another way to increase your chances to become a moderator is to be bilingual, really good at grammar, and join a Incubator team. However, that might change in the future.
I don't really know, it just seems cool to be a moderator and help out the community here. I know a lot about Duolingo because I've been on here for about 2.25 years, but I'm not bilingual. I'm really good at German though.
The way I see it, being a moderator is fun, but you don't need to be a mod to be cool. The more you learn the foreign languages, grammar, spelling ect, the more you can help others learn the same things in the forums. You don't need to be a mod to help people in forums. You can always offer your opinion and gain respect by being who you are, and how you act. While it would be cool to be a mod, I continue to work on my studies of french, and then another language, 1 at a time (not multiple, because I don't understand things well, and need to comprehend a little at a time), and listen to everyone who has an opinion to offer, whether they know more than me or not. Thus, in time, a mod may come to the understanding and enlightenment that you are definitely someone who can be recognized as a mod, not only here, but everywhere you go.
To both Bob and JackMartian,
Fun is a long way down on the list (dangling at the bottom) of adjectives I would use to describe being a moderator. I recently answered some questions about what the experience is like. I believe it would be eye opening experience for both of you to read. You can find that discussion Here.
Well I'm not using fun for the sole purpose and definition of "fun," but just for something to inter-lash with the rest of explanation. As for me, I know, because I have been leaders of different organizations before, and know that I am probably not ready right now to become a mod anyways. And as for other people, fun might not be the best word. However, to those who are chosen or would like to become a mod: I know the reason would be because they would be shown something different. Feel special, because they were the ones that were seen, watched, and picked out from all the rest, and then would feel a level of accomplishment and gratitude.