@Alireza, actually its quite possible to have a laugh as a mod as happened in the missing posts topic about the fake moderator discussion .
This is why staff always right "moderation!" with a big exclamation mark before doing any, ---- well moderation, or saying anything official, so that people can know what comments by staff are on or off duty.
After all, if we the staff didn't derive at least some fun from this community now and again, we probably wouldn't want to do much by way of moderating it .
@Turtlepower, generally speaking trouble increases as communities grow larger, though that is usually because with a larger community the trouble can have more of a knock on effect and upset more people, rather than larger communities inherently attract more trouble makers. Also rmember that the trouble goes in waves, often aligned with real world troubles too and things usually calm down.
this is why moderating larger communities is a harder business to moderating small ones, albeit impossibly so.
@Tpk: I'm afraid I don't necessarily agree that "Everyone should get the chance to be a moderator" anymore than everyone should get the chance to be a police officer. Its a job, nothing else. Some people are better suited to the job than others, which as I said previously isn't a slur on anyone's intrinsic value, its just recognising that all have different inclinations and talents.
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)