There are seriously people that WANT to be moderators?
I thought it was just something that you got lumped with because you backed over a neighbour's cat in a previous life or something...
It's gotta be something close to that. I'm a mod at a forum where I'm the biggest a-hol there; I signed in one day and mistakenly edited a quote I was simply trying to respond to. That's how I found out I'd been made a mod while I slept. I never did get any notification that I'd been drafted for the job.
Bottom line: if any forum anywhere would make me
a mod, then there are no standards for the position whatsoever anywhere.
Having said that, good luck to our hopefuls here in this thread!