Related to the Moderators Pro-Tempore Nomination thread... and more of an observation than a question...
Notwithstanding the need to Encouraging new users through comments and refraining from swift closing/rapid/multiple down-voting it is important that ALL site members (with the pre-requisite reputation) support the working of the site by
Voting Down) poor answers and questions, and
Flagging for attention those posts that need it.
The more constructive posts that site users make, the less moderator activity needs to be invoked. So far, we're doing OK :)
We don't need to be moderators to help with the running of the site.