Twenty years of fair play: thank you all, moderators! the website has been around since 1999, and so have those who have volunteered to foster and protect the positive, results-oriented atmosphere of the site: the moderators. moderators are language professionals who speak and work in a wide variety of languages, and who have been in the site long enough to know the best ways to get the most out of it.


What do moderators do? moderators' role is to:

  • establish and protect a positive, results-oriented environment on the site by carrying out enforcement of the site's rules in a consistent and structured manner, and
  •  "greet and guide" site users, welcoming new participants to the forums and KudoZ, and sharing information and experience to help members and visitors make the most of what is available to them at

Moderators do these by checking forum postings and KudoZ questions, making sure these are properly categorized and identified. They also report to site staff on KudoZ or forum interactions that may require attention.


KudoZ moderators Forum moderators

In sum, the spirit of the moderator role is to help deliver on's mission of empowering language industry professionals to achieve their business objectives and realize their full potential by being committed to member success, providing access to state-of-the-art tools, educating and inspiring, and fostering collaboration among positive, like-minded professionals.


Thank you, past and present moderators, for protecting the positive, results-oriented environment of that allows member success.

Happy 20th anniversary to you too!


To learn more about the moderator program, click here.  

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Lucía Leszinsky

Written by Lucía Leszinsky

Lucia Leszinsky is an English and Spanish writer, translator, voice talent and story-teller. She's been working as part of the site team for over fifteen years, communicating with members, developing new features and helping industry players to get the most out of the profession.

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