https://www.duolingo.com/HelpfulDuo

New Avatar Rings for Moderators?

You may have noticed the new rings around some profile pictures here in the forums.

Our Global Ambassador program is rolling out, and now you can see the rings recognizing people who dedicate time, skill, and love to Duolingo so that you can enjoy your language learning experience as much as possible.

There are four types of Global Ambassador:

  • Forum Moderators
  • Course Contributors
  • Teacher Ambassadors
  • Event Hosts

All of these now have a visible green or gold avatar ring in the forums and on their profile. You can hover over each person to see which type of Ambassador they are. Moderators will additionally have a “MOD” flair show up next to their picture if they can moderate in that particular forum.

Join us in thanking all Global Ambassadors for sharing their time with the Duolingo community!

More about Global Ambassadors here

Related: Golden Moderator jrikhal’s post about this

November 15, 2017

57 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991

This new update makes me want to blast Mika's "We Are Golden" on repeat.

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/soedori

GOLDEN :D

November 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/itastudent

Awesome! :)

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AngelaDrak3

I know right!

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/manuel.bra3

respect for your language skills and dedication

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Speir_

Hi HelpfulDuo,

Thank you for the updates regarding this, since I'm assuming a lot of users will be wondering about these recent changes. I must admit, the new rings look great. :)

An enormous thank you goes to all of the Global Ambassadors!

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/fjaguero

Thanks for the recognition

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/cake-4-life

Hey, I was just, like, wondering how you come become moderator/ambassador/any of them

November 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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Click here to check out information on this.

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Soolrak

The green ring also looks nice. Thank you! :)

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HerrArbo

Broccoli has never looked so boring

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
Mod
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Broccoli looks GREAT ! It is WONDERFUL to see you here.

I have just recently been doing some work in the Greek course, and it also included:

το μπρόκολο / ΤΟ ΜΠΡΌΚΟΛΟ

BROCCOLI !

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/savmthompson

Such a lovely new feature! Thank you Duo team for making Global Ambassadors easy to spot in the forums, the new rings look super slick.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EL5tEL

Thank you Global Ambassadors!!

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/NJron

Hi! Thanks for all the great work. Do you know what happened to Duolingo's Russian font? Starting this morning the letters are all so far apart it is hard to read words.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

It should be solved AFAIK as Duo reverted the change that provoked the issue.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Osnakezz

Oooh, nice, shiny and golden.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchByte

Ooh, these rings are really nice!

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MacIomhair

I am guessing the teacher one is something to do with the classroom feature. Do you have any safety nets in place to stop random people setting up their own classrooms to become teachers to get the circle?

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal

Yes they have as it's not anyone creating a classroom who has an Ambassador ring but the users who applied then were selected by Duolingo to be a "Teacher Ambassador". You can read more about Teacher Ambassadors in the Support Pages' article "Apply to Become a Teacher Ambassador".

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tiramisues

How about the event hosts? I imagine, that with time there will be more and more events, do they all get the Ambassador ring and is there something in place to avoid people from only applying to get the ring, but never really setting up a meeting?

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus

Yep! Every Event Host is vetted and trained by staff, and we stay in touch making sure that they have what they need to run awesome successful events, which we see them doing through our events platform. :)

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tiramisues

Thanks for clarifying, vivisaurus!

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
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And just for those who perhaps may be reading this, and are not aware of this program. Check out Events

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/zanzaboonda

Yes, for sure. We have to go through a whole onboarding process. :)

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MacIomhair

That's great then, thanks.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Tamuna10

Wee! ^_^ These golden rings look so great! Thanks to whole staff and fellow ambassadors! ^^

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/superjessem

Oooh..... shiny.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Carlee600095

awesome!

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tiramisues

I already said it in jrikhal's post, but I'll say it here, since it's stickied and more people will read it: I'm all for recognizing the awesome people who do so much to make this work! But.. (yeah, there's a but)

I think mods should be easier to spot than just by a flare. Maybe they should get their own colour or a shield instead of the globe something like that. Since the display is mainly for the people using discussions, the people who have a responsibility here, as someone who helps and who's answer to problems or questions about the guidelines hold some additional value, should be spotted by a glance, even from the topic overview and not just with a grey flare or a hover. Especially if the number of people with rings rises, through events etc.

I fear it could otherwise get confusing for newbies or even folks who've been here longer but either don't know everyone, go to a different subforum or just don't pay the attention.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

Oh, cool! They look pretty good!

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruno_de_Brito

That's awesome :)

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Xingaling

New to the community but thank you very much to the mods contributing and making things exciting! Long live Duolingo :D

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hols.lol

Cool!!

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RayRay12530

I never thought people can learn so much languages.Its pretty impressive!

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cullumn

yeah I did just notice that .

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward

You picked me to include in your post! I'm super happy!!!

The new rings look great.

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

There's also "mod" next to your username ;)

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SummersMeltMe

The gold looks great next to the giraffe ;)

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty

Well Lrtward, you are worth your weight in gold :)

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lento_Rodriguez

The rings do look great! Look at your streak!! -4 to 400!

November 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LazyEinstein

Is there are way to find out if you have been denied to be a mod after applying? I applied about a month ago and would like to know, if I am denied, will I receive an email telling me this?

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KassiHanson11

=)

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AngelaDrak3

Thank you Global Ambassadors

November 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Kiyomice

Thanks for your work! I really appreciate how nice all the mods and admin are :)

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SummersMeltMe

These new rings look awesome!

November 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LoganPaul7556

I am 23percent fluent in german thanks to duo, I will now put you in my description!! Keep it up!!!

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/daKanga
Mod
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Sending you a - kanga hug - in celebration at your achievement.

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/clnoy

It looks so cool!

November 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/WaterPolyglot

I don't see them.............?

November 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/LeonardoN.M

Cool

November 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hank7o07awesome

awesome

November 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/IMDAONE211

YUP!! WOOHOO!

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/champguy

Thank you everyone! Especially Sitesurf and Daniel for going the extra mile!

November 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DawnRenee4

Thank you, good information.

November 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Nathan_Wint

can i be a mod

August 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Regney
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I received an invitation to become a "Duolingo Ambassador," but there was nothing specific about who was inviting me or for which specific role. Is there any way to find out? I'd love to know more! :0)
Many thanks.

August 30, 2018
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