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\(\Huge\sf How\ to\ become\ a\ moderator:\)
First rule: You must be 18+, due to legal issues.
Second rule: You have to be, and act mature.
Then you have to win the respect of this community through interaction, knowledge and the ability to interact and intervene in an appropriate manner. It is in big part based on participation, courtesy and respect.
The most important thing is that you let the administrators and especially the moderators (admins usually ask the mods for potential candidates) know that you can see things going awry, and that you are willing to make some effort to solve/prevent it.
And certainly NOT in a way like messaging them about how bad you want to be a moderator (this will only work contradictory), but they have to notice that you are up for the job.
Then, when they decide they need more moderators, you might get asked.
\(\sf\LARGE Things\ that\ will\ certainly\ help:\)
◘ Being on the site for a fair amount of time. (usually more than 6 months)
◘ Be an good and active user on the site
◘ Having a squeaky clean abuse record.
◘ Having good rapport with fellow users.
◘ Getting recommended by a moderator.
◘ Having a good sense of justice.
◘ Being an expert in some field.
Most of the mods are math geniuses, but any subject would suffice.
◘ Doing a great job in the ambassador program.
In the ambassador training period, you'll learn how the rules work on OpenStudy and you'll learn how to make the right decisions. Also you'll have a bigger chance of being noticed by the admins.
◘ Hope you'll get lucky when they decide to add more moderators!
Note that this is not really a guide, it's more like the eligibility conditions.
You can't try or pretend to be suitable, either you have it in you or you don't.
This might just be one of the most asked questions on OpenStudy...
Dunno... that idiotic 10+9 spam from an old vine has been done a few hundred times. I should know. I have deleted at least that many while suspending people over it.