1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Duolingo
  4. >
  5. If you need to be 18+ to be a…

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

If you need to be 18+ to be a global ambassador...

Then why does the Incubator Apply page say "I confirm that I am at least 13 years of age."?

Shouldn't it be, "I confirm that I am at least 18 years of age."?

-Woof.

December 10, 2017

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

I believe you have to be 13 to help build a course but 18 to moderate the forums. That may vary from country to country, however. I do know that not all course contributors are forum moderators, and not all forum moderators help build courses. They are distinct roles that often overlap.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

But don't you have to be 18+ to be a global ambassador, and course contributors are global ambassadors?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

Then why does the Incubator Apply page say "I confirm that I am at least 13 years of age."?

Simply because the information/wording there hasn't been updated (for very long time).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

So you have to be 18+ plus to contribute? Anyone younger couldn't?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

That's what the more recent text that Duo published about it is saying.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DogOfWisdom

Guys, this is one of the best examples of Duolingo using confusing terminology. It's like we need a Duolingo to learn Duolingo's lingo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/annika_a

Yup! Personally, I've given up on the different colour rings and different terms. It's not helping anyone learn languages...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Annika_A, why do you have the Indian flag on your profile?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

Because the course buggily-appeared for few dozens of minutes back in time and some persons had time to took some lessons.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

*take

Thanks Jrikhal :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wombatua

Different things? Someone working in the incubator has a different job than someone who's whatever a "global ambassador" happens to be?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jrikhal

Contributors are "Global Ambassadors".
"Global Ambassador" is just a Duo-terminology to refer to anyone who has (at least) one of the four status: Course contributor, Forum moderator, Event host and Teacher ambassador.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/King_Of_Beasts

wait, r u saying that ur 13 yr. old


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

No, I am asking why it says you have to be 18 or older to be a Global Ambassador, yet the Incubator Apply Page says that you have to be 13 or older, because shouldn't it say 18 or older?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/King_Of_Beasts

oh, that's strange. why don't u ask the creator of dulingo? maybe he'll have some ideas. but I wonder, I would you contact him…


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

I have no idea how to contact him, and I don't think this question is important enough. I think the normal forum members can answer this.

Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.