Would you like to be a moderator in this forum area? Please post your thoughts on this thread. Do NOT send me email or PM's about the subject because if you can't advance a persuasive argument right here in public then you're obviously not qualified for the job. In your response, please address these topics in addition to any others that you feel are important: What is the importance of a moderator having good writing and grammar skills? How good are you at remaining neutral when the topic at hand is important to you? How are your diplomatic skills? Can you politely tell someone that they are misbehaving? Will you publicly defend your moderation decisions and accept criticism from other users? Do you have the conviction to work diligently at something that offers no compensation? How will you defend those who have opinions that differ from yours? What types of speech would you censor under all circumstances? What sorts of thing should you avoid, as a moderator, to demonstrate your neutrality? How important is speed and consistency in moderating? Why? What other key concepts of fairness do you believe are necessary for moderators to observe? What other things about you make you more qualified than others to moderate? What rule changes to the site would you suggest to QRZ management? Unlike the other threads in this section, I will pay attention to this one and read the responses with genuine interest. Please do not abuse this thread by posting snide remarks and one-liners. I will accept commentary and discussion, but will not tolerate ridicule in this instance. I may or may not appoint a moderator at the conclusion of this process, however, I am hoping to learn something from it. Who knows? If you can impress myself and others, we might just offer you a shot at it.