Oh, that is a really good idea, we may very well do one on the semantics of spam. (That's definitely the episode title)
Kinda, not really. You either have to be super involved with the community (by flagging posts that need to be flagged), or have had some kind of interaction with TTV that extends beyond the boards. Like, some of us applied to TTV's second casting call in June, 2014, and we eventually became mods. So, there isn't really a definitive path to being one. And currently the mod squad doesn't require more members. But, when one of us leaves the squad, there will be a position that'll need to be filled, and thus new mods can enter the fray. Hopefully that helps .