I saw this thread over on Physics.SE and thought it might bring some light into the world of being a Mod on this (and for the most part any) SE site. We will soon be going through an election process (in the next month of so). It might be good to know how life changes as a Mod when compared to being just an average user.
If I can impose upon our Mods to post up, it may be useful to others to understand just what is involved in being a Mod. Some obvious questions would be how many hours a day does it require, and what are are the day to day tasks you need to do in that time. However it would also be good to hear what it stops you doing. For example being a moderator means you cannot cast a non-binding close vote.
The bottom line is to find out how much would my life change if I became a moderator?
(NOTE: I stole some content from Physics.SE, so don't shoot me.)