Beatmap Nominators

See also: Beatmap Nominator Rules and General Information for Beatmap Nominator.

The Beatmap Nominators, commonly abbreviated as BN, is a group in charge of beatmap nomination. As of 2014-08-22, they are no longer a part of the staff, revoking their chat moderation in-game, red name in-game, and on the forums. The most recent change was on 2015-02-01 when the team was changed from the Beatmap Appreciation Team to the Beatmap Nominators.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Nominator BadgeThe Nominator Badge

Members of the Beatmap Nominators are responsible primarily for modding the pending beatmaps into the ranking cycle. Beatmap Nominators are the people to go to for any modding or advice requests about anything mapping or modding related.

Becoming a Beatmap Nominator

With the change to the team on 22. August 2014, joining the Beatmap Nominators is now a lot easier than it used to be in the past. The Quality Assurance Team will post an announcement for Beatmap Nominator Sign-ups to the Pending Beatmaps Subforum in irregular intervals.

Basic Criteria

Modders that aim to apply to the Beatmap Nominators must fulfill the following criteria:

  • They have been modding beatmaps actively for at least 3 months prior to the announcement.
  • They have accumulated at least 50 Kudosu in total.
  • They provide 3 to 5 of their mods which they think qualify them to be a part of the Beatmap Nominators.

What Qualifies as a Mod Post

  • Upon signing up you will be asked to provide the total amount of Kudosu as well as the amount of mod posts within the last 3 months, sorted by month upon signing up. So if the announcement is posted in April, the mod posts for January, February, and March will be relevant. The relevant months will also be listed on the submission form.
  • A mod post qualifies as one if it has received a Kudosu and has been created within the time span listed on the submission form.
  • Since November 2017 beatmaps affected under Modding V2 had a reward system implemented based on upvotes/downvotes. The "mod post" equivalent in this case is a beatmap discussion, in which at least one suggestion/problem got awarded with an upvote.
  • The gamemode (osu!, osu!mania, osu!catch, osu!taiko) that you modded beatmaps in does not matter as your activity in the modding community as a whole is being measured and not the activity in a certain game mode.
  • The point in time at which the Kudosu has been awarded to you mod post does not matter. The only relevant information about a mod post is its post date and time in UTC+0 as well as the fact that it has been awarded Kudosu.

How the Required Minimum Score is Calculated

  • This depends on the total Kudosu Score and the total Mod Score an applicant achieved over the last months. A mathematical formula is used to determine these values.
  • Kudosu Score is determined according to the following formula:

Kudosu Score FormulaKudosu Score Formula

  • Mod Score per month is determined according to the following formula:

Mod Score FormulaMod Score Formula

  • In order to determine their Required Minimum Score, an applicant needs to summarise their Kudosu Score and their Mod Score for month one, two and three.
  • The overall minimum threshold is set to the following values:
    • osu!taiko, osu!catch and osu!mania: 1050
    • osu!: 1100
  • It is usually a good idea to keep your score well above these numbers, as they can vary slightly depending on the amount of applicants.

How new potential Beatmap Nominators are chosen

  • The Mod Score and the Kudosu Score of all applications will be doublechecked to confirm if they reached the Required Minimum Score.
  • Modders that acquired enough score will be evaluated by the corresponding QAT members of the game mode they applied for, taking into account the following criteria:
    • General attitude: Tone of delivery of the mods and other behavioural expectations from the Code of Conduct, as well as general behaviour in chat/forums.
    • Modding abilities: Knowledge of the general Ranking Criteria and specific criteria of each game mode. Additional abilities like Metadata, Timing, and some others will also be taken into consideration.
  • After balancing the pros and cons of each modder, a discussion will be made whether the modder will become a Beatmap Nominator or not.

Team Members

Please note: All BN speak English unless otherwise noted. Link to user group page.

Also note: the game modes columns listed below indicates the game mode(s) in which each Beatmap Nominator is formally qualified to nominate.

Name osu! osu!taiko osu!catch osu!mania Additional Languages
- Frontier - Yes No No No Thai
-Mo- Yes No No No
Absolute Zero No No Yes No
ailv Yes No No No
alienflybot No No Yes No Cantonese, Chinese
Aloda No Yes No No
Arrival No Yes No No French
AyanokoRin Yes No No No French
Battle Yes No No No
Benny- No No Yes No Norwegian
Bubblun Yes No No No
celerih Yes No Yes No French
Cerulean Veyron Yes No No No Arabic
Chaoslitz Yes No No No Cantonese, Chinese
Chewin Yes No No No Italian
Chromoxx Yes No No No German
Critical_Star No No No Yes Chinese
Delis Yes No No No Japanese
DeRandom Otaku Yes No No No Urdu
Doormat Yes No No No
dsco Yes No No No
Electoz Yes No Yes No Thai
ezek Yes No No No Spanish
F D Flourite Yes No Yes No Chinese
Fresh Chicken No No No Yes Korean, Japanese
frukoyurdakul No Yes No No Turkish
Gabe Yes Yes No No French
Garalulu No No No Yes Korean
Garden Yes No No No Chinese
Gero Yes No No No Spanish
Hailie Yes No No No
Halfslashed Yes No No No
Hareimu No No Yes No Spanish
Hobbes2 Yes No No No
incandescence No Yes No No Some Spanish
iYiyo Yes No No No Spanish, some German
jonathanlfj Yes No No No Chinese, some French
Jonawaga No Yes No No
juankristal No No No Yes Spanish
JUDYDANNY No Yes No No Japanese
Julie No No No Yes
Kagetsu Yes No No No Spanish
Kamikaze No No No Yes Polish
Karen Yes No No No Chinese
Kawawa No No No Yes Korean
Kencho Yes No No No Cantonese, Chinese
Kibbleru Yes No No No
Kin No Yes No No French
Kisses Yes No No No
Kuron-kun Yes No No No Portuguese
Lanturn Yes No No No
Lasse Yes No No No German
mancuso_JM_ Yes No No No Spanish, Portuguese
MaridiuS Yes No No No Serbian
Maxus No No No Yes Indonesian
MBomb No No Yes No
Mir Yes No No No
Namki Yes No No No Estonian, Russian
Naotoshi Yes No No No
Natsu Yes No No No Spanish
neonat Yes Yes No No Chinese
Nevo Yes No No No
Noffy Yes No No No
Nokashi No No Yes No Greek
Nozhomi Yes No No No French
Nwolf No Yes No No German
pinataman Yes No No No
Plaudible Yes No No No
Realazy Yes No No No French
Regraz Yes No No No Chinese
Rivals_7 No No No Yes Indonesian
sahuang Yes No No No Chinese
Sinnoh Yes No Yes No Some French
Skylish No Yes No No Cantonese, Chinese
smallboat Yes No No No Chinese
Sorcerer No No Yes No
Sotarks Yes No No No French
squirrelpascals Yes No No No
Stefan No Yes No No German
Strategas Yes No No No Lithuanian
Surono No Yes No No Indonesian
tasuke912 No Yes No No Japanese
TheKingHenry Yes No No No Finnish
timemon Yes No No No Thai
Tofu1222 No No No Yes Chinese
UndeadCapulet Yes No No No
Voli Yes No No No
Volta No Yes No No Indonesian
Wafu Yes No No No Czech
Weber No No No Yes
Wishkey Yes No No No Dutch, German
xfraczynho No Yes No No Spanish
YaHao No No No Yes Chinese
ZiRoX No No Yes No Spanish