There is no set number that someone "needs" to report before they are offered mod status, it simply depends on the users report success ratio (although the more a user successfully reports posts, the better chance they have of being noticed by admins).
It really depends if I was on the live feed - I would probably report something a few times a day - I would say once or twice a day would be enough to get their attention plus you are fairly active also throw in a few welcome messages to newbies and answer their questions like how do you post pics? (you know the drill)
Since I have been on here never have reported a question or an opinion.. but there are some questions I would never answer.. some are just really stupid and makes me wonder who the person was that thought them up.. maybe some attention seeker is my guess
every now and then... usually only if it's something which bothers me much. like some racist shit. I've also reported some nude pics on profiles... but that's it.
by the way. instead of making more silly updates like changing the font I would really appreciate it if they could add a comment box for people to add details when reporting stuff. it's really easy to implement and would help users, mods and admins a lot. @xHoneyxBeex
Every second day I see some nonsense... I do it... Its not like how often.. If I see shit I report them... I can report a 100 in a day and not a single throught a year... IT TOTALLY DEPENDS UPON THE FREQUENCY OF SHIT PEOPLE POST.