It's been a year and a half (or so) since we moved out of the beta phase, I think that most people will agree that our community is quite a successful one. I think we can also say that it is a relatively quiet community (maybe not compared to other SE sites, but compared to other online communities).
Those of you with sufficient reputation to see the little yellow counter of open flags might have noticed that in the past few weeks there has been a dramatic increase of the number of times this flag is visible. I also noted the relatively long time some of the flags take to get processed.
While I am very happy with our moderators team, I also accept the fact that the site has grown beyond the control of four people.
Taking from the data.SE front page (stats from March 14th):
- Ask Ubuntu, 42k questions, 60k answers: 6 moderators.
- Mathematics, 42k questions, 69k answers: 4 moderators.
- Gaming, 18k questions, 30k answers: 6 moderators.
I was thinking maybe it's time to expand the moderators team with one or two moderators. So I would like to bring this up to discussion here first.