@javelinrl - bots are bots. I remember, we had bot-attack some time ago on polish adom forum. Most of them just pretended to be users by... copypasting old posts. Don't know what was the point of existing such a bots.
In general, I think that few active (and willing) users could obtain moderation access.
Also, I'd like to talk about roguebasin. People are still updating news, creating new pages, etc., but there are, say, problems with roguebasin maintenance. For example, until 1 september 2016, there were still hyperlinks to 7DRL 2015! (instead 2016, I mean) Same for IRDC, events list, etc. Slash, as far as I know you are primary maintainer of roguebasin. Would you be willing to give someone permissions to edit main page?