Addressing @Miss_K's post HERE.
Well . . . to be completely fair . . . no one's really discussing anymore the issue of who's going to be the next moderator or not haha. We already have that answer---two of them, actually.
As far as people just saying that they'd love to be moderators or that they think they would make good ones---OK. I don't see much of a reason to attack that, myself? Call me biased.
It's unlikely that a new moderator will be picked out soon. Okay, we know that. So? It's still fun to discuss, and probably always will be as long as the forum continues.
I think you have good intent when saying that many people here could do a lot more for themselves and others than they think they can---without the title of moderator. But at the same time, that's not a good reason, I think, to drain the fun from it by saying they shouldn't consider it at all.
Something to consider is that it's the people who do want to help the most, that have been picked for moderators. Sometimes there is just more you can do for people in a position that is not your own . . . yet. And I don't see any harm in hoping for that---regardless of the ideal or probability of such a thing happening.
You're asking good questions; sure. But I think it's unfair to say something along the lines of "Stop wishing, start working, and you'll be picked, obviously."
No, that's not necessarily true. I can stand testament to that. People's wants are legitimate (whether they're good wants, is something that can be debated), and what you see people say here on this thread is genuine. Even if it seems repetive or monotone. I've sent letters to SCS myself, and I've gotten my reply. And yes, I still try to work towards being a better forummer. Should I stop wishing now?
Worse, should I take this as a sign that I'm not "helping" enough?
Overall, I think your intent is gold, but you just said it in the wrongest possible way. So I disagree.