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Over the course of time, I have stumbled across many people (including myself) who wanted to earn leader trust level, but don't know how to do it! "How should I act, what topics should I post, how often should I go on?" are many questions we all probably have about getting to leader.

I have gathered some useful tips to increasing your chances of being a leader.

Thanks to @BuildASnowman @Kiwicute2016 and @Liza for these tips! They are very useful, and thanks for answering our questions.

Leaders are chosen by the Hopscotch team as people who are logical, just, kind, and helpful. If you help people out, are patient, don't argue or be innapropriate, then your chances of leader go WAY up! Just keep those in mind while using the forums, and you may become a leader! @BuildASnowman


Tips:

  • Keep close contact with the Hopscotch Team (Email them every now and then and stay friendly with them)
  • Be nice to everyone and give tips
  • Keep your posts relevant
  • Make yourself seem happy all of the time, keep your posts positive
  • Complement others
    @Kiwicute2016

@Liza posted the community Guidlines, so check it out and follow it to make your chances go up even more :wink:


@Liza also posted this amazing guide to answering questions, so see that as well!


Speak properly

The Hopscotch Team is probably looking for Hopscotchers that can spell properly.
Spelling errors can lead to miscommunication which can lead to flagging, anger, ect.

Be Stable

I'm not saying you have to be crazy serious.
I'm saying when something is going too far or is innapropriate you won't continue to fool around. Leaders know when to stop fooling around and when a little of it wouldn't hurt. :slightly_smiling:

Be Reasonable

When your a leader you'll have the power to close and open topics.
You'll have to think about if this topic needs to be closed and if it doesn't.
You'll also need to think about if you should reopen this topic. The people chatting may continue to do what they're doing (being mean, talking innapropriately, ect.)

Read

This goes for your posts and the posts of others. Sometimes your fingers will type away.
Re-read what you post to keep the community safe and fun :smile: . Sometimes you post away without realizing what your doing.
After re-reading, ask yourself is this understandable? Will this help improve the community? Is this on topic? What would I sound like and how would this affect others in real life?
Read carefully the post of others. If you feel you need to write a negative comment try re-reading the post your replying to. Who knows! You may have understood the post incorrectly!

Be Positive

When your positive it makes people feel good! Kind people are the exact kind of people The Hopscotch Team are looking for to promote!
When giving feedback try starting with the positive stuff first. It makes people feel good about what they've made and it makes they want to continue on it. Before giving feedback try saying "I love the colours you chose!" or "I think it's really cool how you did that!".

Don't Share Personal Information

This is very important.
If your using an email for hopscotch make sure the email doesn't have any personal information in it!
If someone finds out enough about you bad things could happen!
Some people in hopscotch know other people in hopscotch in real life. Don't call that person by their name or even their nickname! Some people are good guessers!

Be Helpful

Give as much feedback as you can! As I said from my Positivity pharagraph make sure you start with a positive comment!
Share your knowledge of coding and try to add screen shots. Screen shots will make it easier to understand.
All human's make mistakes. If someone has simply gone off topic or creates a topic that has already been made just give them a small reminder and if they made a topic that was already created add the link to the other topic.

Patience

There are so many kind hopscotchers out there I bet The Hopscotch Team is only waiting for some of you guys to become a regular!
The kindest may get leader last! If you have enough confidence and want to help make the forum even better just remember to be helpful and kind! You don't get the leader rank in a day! And if you don't. Continue to be kind. Because it's worth it.

by @RobotPro


I hope these were useful, comment any ways to add or make this better!


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#2

Cool! I would like to become a leader but I can't email much


#3

I'm gonna start my training now!
Time to be productive!
Actually, I'm gonna start making a game.
I think @Liza looks for users that are not only productive and friendly in the forum, but users that are super productive and friendly on hopscotch.
Is it just me, or do all of the people with leader and higher use windy faces? :wink:


#4

Well, it's just easy for us to use if it's a helpful post, or if someone can take to offense. Most time we just use it for fun :slightly_smiling:


#5

:wink:
I use them a lot, too!
When you use the Internet, things aren't quite as clear whether they are spoked to be taken nice or mean!
:wink:


#6

It's not a necessity to email them :slightly_smiling:


#7

Here is more tips that someone wrote

Well..
I'm not a leader, however, I'll give some tips of you want to prove to The Hopscotch Team your should be the next leader.
( These are all from opinion. )
•Speak properly.
The Hopscotch Team is probably looking for Hopscotchers that can spell properly.
Spelling errors can lead to miscommunication which can lead to flagging, anger, ect.
•Be Stable
I'm not saying you have to be crazy serious.
I'm saying when something is going too far or is innapropriate you won't continue to fool around. Leaders know when to stop fooling around and when a little of it wouldn't hurt. :slightly_smiling:

•Be Reasonable
When your a leader you'll have the power to close and open topics.
You'll have to think about if this topic needs to be closed and if it doesn't.
You'll also need to think about if you should reopen this topic. The people chatting may continue to do what they're doing (â– â– â– â– â– â– â– â– , talking innapropriately, ect.)
•Read
This goes for your posts and the posts of others. Sometimes your fingers will type away.
Re-read what you post to keep the community safe and fun :smile: . Sometimes you post away without realizing what your doing.
After re-reading, ask yourself is this understandable? Will this help improve the community? Is this on topic? What would I sound like and how would this affect others in real life?
Read carefully the post of others. If you feel you need to write a negative comment try re-reading the post your replying to. Who knows! You may have understood the post incorrectly!
•Be Positive
When your positive it makes people feel good! Kind people are the exact kind of people The Hopscotch Team are looking for to promote!
When giving feedback try starting with the positive stuff first. It makes people feel good about what they've made and it makes they want to continue on it. Before giving feedback try saying "I love the colours you chose!" or "I think it's really cool how you did that!".

•Don't Share Personal Information
This is very important.
If your using an email for hopscotch make sure the email doesn't have any personal information in it!
If someone finds out enough about you bad things could happen!
Some people in hopscotch know other people in hopscotch in real life. Don't call that person by their name or even their nickname! Some people are good guessers!
•Be Helpful
Give as much feedback as you can! As I said from my Positivity pharagraph make sure you start with a positive comment!
Share your knowledge of coding and try to add screen shots. Screen shots will make it easier to understand.
All human's make mistakes. If someone has simply gone off topic or creates a topic that has already been made just give them a small reminder and if they made a topic that was already created add the link to the other topic.
•Patience
There are so many kind hopscotchers out there I bet The Hopscotch Team is only waiting for some of you guys to become a regular!
The kindest may get leader last! If you have enough confidence and want to help make the forum even better just remember to be helpful and kind! You don't get the leader rank in a day! And if you don't. Continue to be kind. Because it's worth it.
I may add on to this. If you feel any of this is wrong let me know.


#8

These are amazing tips! I added them to my list!


#9

Or reply to them. Come on, it says post must be more than 20 characters, the quote, people!


#10

:blush:
Thanks for using my stuff that I wrote!


#11

I bookmarked that topic because it was SOOO helpful.
And exactly what you said about knowing people in person (or @RobotPro) said, if you and your friend on on the forum, don't give out personal info, sometimes it could lead to getting off topic, or in an argument, and it's just not cool to do that. Always ask your friend first!


#12

Thanks! That means a lot! Glad you liked it and hope it'll help! :smile:


#13

Reviving this gently.


#14

Revving this again gently