https://www.duolingo.com/DarrenPaul2

Feature request: Transfer admin club control

Requesting the ability to transfer admin rights for clubs to other users.

This means admins can leave great clubs without having to close them. You can only join one club at a time, even across different languages.

I would also transfer admin control of a club to the weekly XP leader to make the leaderboards more entertaining.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/scuddycat

We have a fairly active French group among about 3 of the 15 members. We lost the admin (who was very active) somehow. Maybe she left by accident. The admin was (automatically?) passed to someone who not only doesn't participate in conversation, he hasn't gained any XP since she left ( and even for a while before she left if memory serves me). We want to get rid of inactive members to allow for active ones to join but can't. There needs to be a way to rectify this. I may need to start a new group with the active members, then at at least I can be the admin and remove inactive members.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Clea372547

Just to share my experience, I started a club and was naturally the admin. A couple of weeks ago, the admin role was inexplicably transferred to another member of the club who then proceeded to kick out former members. (Some original members were retained and I was still listed as a member.) It was really confusing - I never left the club or ever intended to transfer my role. XP wasn't an issue since I was the club's weekly winner the previous week. It really rankled me because the new guy offered no explanation or heads-up and was taking the club in another direction than I originally intended. I had invited personal friends to join as members so in the end my crew and I quit the club. It's a really strange thing to have a club you started taken from you.

This experience has honestly turned me off to Duolingo over the past weeks and I'm trying to regain my enthusiasm for it after what happened.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sushant191727

Transfer of admit control of club who can get highest XP for 3 weeks in row

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarrenPaul2

Okay, summing up the comments - you can join one club per language course, but it remains uncertain how admin assignment occurs when the admin leaves a club. Some say it transfers to highest XP scorer others a random inactive user.

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kmc_dancer05

I think there should be a way to have more than one admin. Then admins can give it to people they know (In real life) and trust. Then I’m the case of an admin leaving there would still be a responsible admin the remove inactive members. Also admin could be a reward if you got a certain amount of crowns or a long streak. Hope you like my idea!

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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I think that is what happens - well someone in the forums claimed that this is what occurs. The user with the highest XP on the leaderboard becomes admin.

PS: I can be in one Club per course, so I am not sure how to interpret your claim:

You can only join one club at a time, even across different languages.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DarrenPaul2

Ah cool, someone on the forums said you can't join more than one club across courses.

But you stay admin even if you stop using Duolingo. I'd like to be able to assign it just in case I leave my club.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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I believe it happens when you (the admin) leave the Club - that is the trigger - it goes to the member with the highest position. I've not seen it myself though.

What happens if you just become inactive? No idea. Probably best if everyone leaves the Club and starts a new one - but there is no way to coordinate that within the Club. :-/

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sushant191727

It doesn't pass to another member

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scuddycat

Yes it does. Happened in our group, but passed to an inactive member :(

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alicia.J.P

The admin role, in the event of the original person leaving, goes to the one with the highest XP overall....since, starting to learn the language. Nothing to do with the XP position in the club.

8 months ago
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