First of all, you need to (successfully) report many questions/opinions/comments. I did it. Then I thought it would be right time as I reported many posts. I contacted them. They replied the very next day that. They liked my reports but they can't make me moderator yet because I'm new here (I contacted them after three months when I signed up). They said it won't take that long :)
After 1.5-2 months, I contacted them again that "how much more time should I take to contact you again for joining mod team?" Next day, they made me mod. Next month, I was promoted to Super Moderator. Now one month have passed, waiting to be UberMod!
So, if they didn't contact you, it means either you're so new here or you didn't reported that much. Plus, it'd be possible that they have so many mods already as over the last two months, so many users made mods.
Don't worry and just keep reporting. After some time, contact them again. Good luck stella :)
I never applied but instead was... Asked. I turned them down, however. I didn't want to get hooked a the hip so much here that I was under their thumb, although you Do get paid. I am comfy and cozy in just doing my own thing. And depending on your stats here, dear, will Depend on them Accepting you as a Moderator, I believe as well. Good luck. xxoo
Well personally, I never applied. The user base here nominated me on one of those "who should be the next members' choice moderator?" questions asked by the admins and I was chosen. I suppose in your case, it would simply depend on how long it takes the admins to review your profile and decide if they think you'll make a good moderator. I would assume you should hear back within 24-48 hours at least.
I wondered why my post was edited... In one of the threads... If this is what you do then it's wrong, these are message boards with people expressing an opinion, you change what has been expressed from the writer... fair enough to moderate any foul language but who ever edited my post changed its meaning... It's almost like a smear campaign... Not happy... I can see why newbies must wait...
what does a moderator do? just look over the site and review questions making sure they're not explicit and against the rules and stuff?