Hi Dark and all,
I'm sorry this had to get this far. I was going to reply to your e-mail every day since I got it but I always end up either forgetting about it and remembering late at night, or simply not having the time to do so properly earlier in the day when I do have it on my mind. :-)
This is a difficult decision for me. I think I did post about my not having enough time to be a moderator any more, which was really ages ago, but I never really asked to have the moderator status removed from my account officially, or updated you on my attitude towards it ever since. I was really happy to be a moderator back then, although I was concentrating mainly on the administrative issues (spam and such) rather than actual discussion moderation most of the time. That was also a responsible task that someone just had to be doing. If I could, I would love starting active moderation again, and perhaps even writing news posts or database entries. However, I had to seek the advice of a psychotherapist recently because of the huge loads of mess I got myself into in real life, which I really won't be discussing in the public, sorry, and I'm only slowly beginning to recover from that now, so I'm afraid I couldn't be very responsible or reliable just yet. Second, I'm really busy with starting up my own official company to sell the games I've been gradually, silently developing ever since BGT was released, which is currently taking up all of the time I'm willing to dedicate to non-real life matters. :-) And when I do eventually become a developer, I wouldn't want to be a moderator of this forum at the same time as I know I wouldn't simply have enough time to allocate the proper amount of it to moderation. Those who have never done this have no idea how much of a burreaucratic and time-consuming hassle it is to set up a legal company, at least in this country. :-) To tell the truth, I really endlessly admire you and the rest of the site team for being able to do this voluntary job properly and reliably, among actually playing the games listed on this site and real life, especially now that you're working on your doctorate and whatnot. I just don't get how you can do it. :-)
So that's pretty much how things stand for me at the moment. So, basically, although I would still be tempted to say yes, now that I'm once again active on the forum at least semi-regularly, the rational and poorly responsible part of me has to say no, although with regret. I fear I would just fail and neglect my duties of a moderator if I did keep the status, or reclaim it with actions. :-) I hope you understand where I'm coming from and are not offended by my attitude or anything. If the situation changes for me and I ever feel more ready for such a job, I would be glad to let you know if you didn't mind.
Thanks, and take care,