thecoalman - 11:09 am on Jul 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
For starters anybody that wants to be moderator is usually the last person I'll pick, that's not set in stone but I've found that most seeking to be moderator are the "power trip" type.
I usually try and find someone with the least volatile posts, long term member, some knowledge of the topic and they exhibit a medium amount of computer knowledge. I've had some people that would of made great moderators if they could figure out how to move a post. ;P
I don't necessarily put a great emphasis on post count because those with high posts counts usually achieved that through BS posts anyway. Post count is trumped by longevity especially if the those posts are very informative.