"Moderators watch the forums and the chatter to ensure civility is maintained and the site rules are not broken. Only long time, trusted members can become moderators. In most cases people will be asked to become moderators. The role of moderators is mostly for administration purposes."
1. You don't ask to be one
2. They are not here to be "experts" and answer all questions
3. They enforce the rules YOU agreed to
4. It's their job, not who they are...get over it
There's way too much whining about gags and "power" going on, and you all need to give it a rest. If you get gagged, see chat rule #11 and keep it out of public chat.