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Little bit of reasoning/insight: Iain is stepping down, and needs to be replaced. Server Fault is current moderator heavy in the -4:00 to -8:00 time zones. We would like to get at least one moderator from outside that range (the majority of our long-lived flags come from other timezones, dragging our response time average up).
Also, we have five "active" moderators right now. This number seems to fit the site well, bu if someone goes on holiday/vacation for a week, the others feel the difference. Lives happens, this is an easier job when nobody feels like they're taking the brunt of the firehose.