Without going into the questions you asked, and my colleagues answered so well, I feel a better understanding is needed for the qualifications to be a
You must be able to keep track, in your head, the gist of 20 or more threads. When a complaint comes in you need to have a working knowledge of the
thread it's in. This means that any mother of four children under the age of 9, who can drive them to school while talking to the boss and making a
grocery list at the same time, is a good candidate.
Past experience working in Wal Mart will go a long way in learning to cope with shuffling threads to the right forum, as it's much like putting items
in order after the first day of Christmas shopping is over. Unfortunately, it's always the first day of Christmas shopping.
If you never got past the rank of PFC in the Army, despite four years of trying, you'll have a leg up on the job. The idea is, anything that goes
wrong is your fault, you should have fixed it before it became a problem, and you were an idiot for letting it happen in the first place. Everybody
will tell you this at one time or another.
Ex Marines have it especially easy as they're immune to being cussed out while standing at attention. This comes in handy when someone posts a thread
about The Galactic Peacekeepers From Epsilon Erandi in the Other Current Events Forum, and you move it to Skunk Works. Some of our star brothers
don't like being moved, and an ideological alignment with interstellar peacekeepers wont stop them from sending the offending mod a U2U that has
language to make a sailor blush.
If you have ever spent any time as a referee for either mud wrestling or roller derby, you will be able to work comfortably in the Political Forums,
should you be chosen, while past experience working mental wards will help you in many of the others.
Specific knowledge of any subject is actually a mark against a mod. It would bring the wrath of half the board down on us if we claimed to know
something, as many poster know they alone hold all the answers.
The ability to sit at a desk for hours consuming fortifying beverages may not be a requirement, but is sure to be a habit you soon learn to need.