Dunno - I'm not a Mod. I don't think you become a mod by the number of your posts; I think it all depends on the quality of posts and you the way you demonstrate your technical knowledge... Maybe David have posted a thread about this somewhere (I'm still touring the big mansion here to know my way around)
yes you are aboslutely right. it doesnt matter how many posts you have. For example, Seti had less than 300 posts (right Seti?) and he was a mod because he has the technical knowledge to be one. But Alvino on the other hand....Just kidding Alvin, your a great mod.