A little clarification about the potential mod list:
From time to time, we get members that volunteer for being a mod. We keep some of those names on a list to review when we look for new mods. I said "some" because after discussion, some volunteers might not make it to the list. The list is not just volunteers, but includes those members recommended by one of the Forum Leaders, too.
When we actively seek new mods, we will check the list. We get input from all the mods, check the quality (not quantity) of their posts, etc., when we get ready to pick one. So the mods that we have now have gone through an extensive screening process.
Hope that helps.