Anyway you could do it on an invite only? Or longevity with the forum? Or secret password after successfully solving the Riddle of the Digest?
Nancy – are you volunteering for the job?
Whoa! Didn’t see that coming!
A mod, a mod … what does it mean to be a mod? How does it work?
Gotcha! The squeaky wheel gets the grease, ya know.
Identify the need, write up a project description, and send a proposal to Brian. I don’t know if a chat room is possible with phpBB software; it might have to be set up with something like AOL or Facebook chat.
As far as being a mod goes … if you aren’t a complete bumbling idiot and can access the forum often, you can be a mod. Mostly it takes someone who is motivated to do the job on her/his own time as a volunteer.