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Inactive moderators

How is that possible someone who havent been active for months or even year has still moderator status?

4/17/2021 1:05:58 AM

David (DonDejvo)

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Moderators are volunteers. Being inactive is not against moderators guideline.

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"Forever" is a term for infinitely long period of time. SoloLearn itself may not last forever. 🤷‍♂️

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There's a similar behavior with user's level. Suppose your xp is 3000 at level3 and 2999 for level2. Later if you lose some xp and you fall within the 2000 range, you still retain the level3 status. I don't think that's how it should work. However, a downvoter on this thread should atleast give a reason for his/her downvote on my HARMLESS contribution to this thread. I'd appreciate that.

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It's probably more about being dependable and not misusing your mod status, iirc a few people have been stripped of their mod badge for misconduct. I bet Sololearn doesn't care whether any particular mod is active or not, as long as there are enough of us to go around. Even the plats are inactive at times. Things happen, sometimes you have other stuff to do, it's not like we swore an oath to be here 24/7 :)

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Slick it is community related, if you know about mod status u can answer else ...

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David Dolejší Which moderator do you know who is inactive for years? Beeing inactive for month: There is still a pandemic, so maybe they have other problems. And I would say only Sololearn can answer your question.

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Gordon ok, does that mean if someone reach platinum mod status, it remains forever for them?

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I think it's a nice question and i also don't find anything logical in that 1. [If youre not yet a mod] You're not likely to be a mod if you've been inactive for years. 2. [If you're a mod] you can still retain the mod status by being inactive for years while not actually MODERATING anything. I could say for most users, being active is directly proportional to getting a mod badge. Then suddenly, the "being active" doesnt count anymore after getting the badge. I understand the "working under the hood" mod but atleast the "working" part doesn't make them inactive. From the moderator guidelines, a mod is described as a "volunteer WORKING to make the community safe" not sure how the community could be moderated by a ghost type

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Mirielle[ Exams ] If someone writes "for years" I expect more than one year. Years = plural = more than one. ;) So the profile you found is a good example because he is really inactive for more than one year. From the comments in the code section I would say since around 08/2018. I don't know what Sololearn does with such moderators. Theoretically, it is possible to lose your badge or to be downgraded (e.g. inactive gold moderator becomes silver moderator). But someone from Sololearn has to take care for it.

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David Dolejší remember moderator status isn't a post. it's a batch given to high valued members of sololearn who are allowed to moderate. and "Batches" are not supposed to be taken away. [even if you die] <as my brain says>

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Denise Roßberg i hope you knw that months makes a year lol. Someone can still be inactive for months and still in years. For example this user https://www.sololearn.com/Profile/3075471/?ref=app have been inactive for approximately 24months. You'll find more of them in the comment section of some old courses

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I think it should stay with them forever because they contributed a lot to this community greatness with out sololearn paying them so if you reach mod status it means you have contributed enough see it as a reward rather than a Job because they don't get pay has mod though

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Denise Roßberg if you want know exactly check this profile -> followers (there is even platinum mod innactive for a year) https://www.sololearn.com/Profile/3577167/?ref=app Schindlabua Coding Kitty I would say there is difference between 1-2 monts and half year, I also happened to be inactive for days cause I had studies or holiday with friends but if someone decides to take mod badge, it is polite return it in case if they know probably leaveing sl forever

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Slick The question is not programming related but it is sololearn related. It's a question about the moderator team.

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people have life outside the internet David Dolejší mods are also programmers just like us.

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Slick he learnt many things: 1. that mods may lose their badge for misconducts but they can be inactive and still not lose their badge. 2. some critics would argue that a sololearn related question isn't allowed here. 3. some proponents would try to support the OP by saying it is related to Sololearn. so no, he did learn something, however stupid the question may seem to you.

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Slick his question is sololearn related tho, if it was irrelevant, it would have been deleted long ago by mods

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Slick You can send a mail to [email protected] if you are unhappy about q&a. Stupid or not the rules are not against such threads. That's the point.

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Slick moderators are an integral part of the learning process. They need to be active. In my opinion they need to be involved with either challenges, coding, and or discussions. I get that there is a lot of spam messages which need to be ignored or dealt to in some way.

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Slick you said in your earlier answer, "What was gained from this thread in the pursuit of learning and/or coding: nothing." and so i made that list to let you know that that's not the case.