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
This new update makes me want to blast Mika's "We Are Golden" on repeat.
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!
Hey, I was just, like, wondering how you come become moderator/ambassador/any of them
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
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.
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.
It should be solved AFAIK as Duo reverted the change that provoked the issue.
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?
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?
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. :)
Yes, for sure. We have to go through a whole onboarding process. :)
Wee! ^_^ These golden rings look so great! Thanks to whole staff and fellow ambassadors! ^^
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.
New to the community but thank you very much to the mods contributing and making things exciting! Long live Duolingo :D
I never thought people can learn so much languages.Its pretty impressive!
You picked me to include in your post! I'm super happy!!!
The new rings look great.
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?
Thanks for your work! I really appreciate how nice all the mods and admin are :)
I am 23percent fluent in german thanks to duo, I will now put you in my description!! Keep it up!!!
Thank you everyone! Especially Sitesurf and Daniel for going the extra mile!
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)