I would like to throw my hat into the ring for the job of moderator here at AskDifferent.
I could into detail about my enjoyment of Apple products, but it is suffice to say that I have been using Macintoshes almost exclusively since the first one was released in 1984. That's not to say that I don't have an appreciation for other operating systems or manufacturers, but when given a choice, I always choose Apple products.
I don't portend to be an expert about anything in particular, my experience has led me down a lot of paths, so I don't answer a lot of questions. But, when I do, I am completely confident in my answer based on my experience which is still open to correction. I love the fact that I learn something new every day here.
I will instead speak to my experience with the Stack Exchange family of sites. I think of all the different online forum formats I have used over the years, that the Stack Exchange format is my favorite by far. I enjoy the fact that questions and answers can be qualified for quality and accuracy, and that there is still room for commentary and conversation. I find the community to much more amiable than most, regardless of the site.
I've been a longtime user of Stackoverflow and I have since enjoyed helping to launch a couple of betas, including this one. I am currently a moderator pro tem over at the Graphic Design StackExchange site, which is still in beta. There isn't nearly as much activity over there as there is here—we're working on that—but my stance on moderators come down to a only a few points
- Delete any obvious spam
- Close anything that is very clearly outside the scope of the site
- Assist any new users in cleaning up their questions (i.e., linking to art they are not able to, cleaning up tags to something more appropriate)
Beyond that, I really prefer to let the community ask whatever reasonable questions they have, even those that straddle the edge of the site's scope, let the community decide what is and isn't appropriate, and use that to guide my moderation tasks.
I do a lot of programming and automation throughout the day, and I tend to jump onto the site when I'm compiling or running a big job, so I'm around a lot nosing around.
I hope that you find me to be a suitable candidate, and I look forward to hearing the community's reponse.