The thread subject has requested a lock, so I will do just that. I would like to say, though, how we pick moderators.
Every so often, when we (mods, admins, owner) feel we need another moderator or two, the most recent mod is told he/she should come up with a list of options, based on forum longevity, posting behavior, "people skills", etc. The rest of us put in our thoughts and suggestions. Then the last mod makes his/her pick. It'* not a popularity contest, or a nice car contest, who'* faster... nothing like that. It'* more about who'* level headed, around a lot, garners a little respect here and there... stuff along those lines.
I am NOT locking this because moderators were brought up, just honoring the wish of the thread subject.