How are moderators selected?

Members who wish to express their interest in serving a term as moderator may do so by submitting an application for moderator.

Some candidates volunteer for the position, some are recommended or "nominated" by current moderators or by other members, and others are selected by staff among site members. All are required to complete an application for moderator

Advice and feedback on candidates may be asked from other moderators, but the ultimate decision and responsibility falls on site staff.