In response to ThefourBs' comment:
In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
In response to RigatoniT's comment:
I will do it for free - just call me Mod3
No, you have to identify yourself. You can be RigaMod.
How about RigaModis
Frankly, if the mods are worried that they'll take some abuse if they reveal who they are, I don't see that they'd take more than they already have.
The whole concept has been overthought,
As for the "If you think you can do better, do it yourself" comment, that "choice" was never really given to anyone else but to the folks that either wrote to Dottie, or some other BDC admin, or is buddies with someone who did.
If the job is turning out to be that tough, it's because the mods are making it tough on themselves.
It ain't that complicated...
You may very well be right when you say that this job wouldn't be any tougher if they identified themselves, but it certainly wouldn't be any easier. They'd still have a few factions sniping at them from the sidelines, the difference is that the people doing the sniping would have more ammunition and their target would be bigger.
To the best of my very limited knowledge no limit has been set on the number of moderators we can have, so if someone wants to be a 3rd possibly they could have their wish if they contacted one of the current mods and indicated an interest. But be careful what you wish for here - you could wind up with Bill and his Dad. They've already expressed an interest.
The benefits are obvious. No pay and all the abuse and second-guessing you can handle!