Since the chestnut problem seems to have died down a bit, I think I'll throw in a self-nomination as well, as a possibility more than anything.
Like TheDoctor, I'm a member of PCG.SE and have contributed a lot of good puzzles to that site, which it appears this site will be a cousin of. I'm very interested in puzzles and their creation and solving – I can't think of anything else I'm actually more interested in, more than even programming or mathematics.
I've also been relatively active in the meta for this site (although the user list puts me down as 5th most active, which I can scarcely believe) over this period, discussing the issues that have occurred in the private beta. Although people have not always agreed with my opinions, I believe I'm generally well respected among the members of this community.
What would I do as a moderator?
In the administrative roles that I've performed using the moderation tools on PCG.SE and elsewhere, I've mostly been involved with fixing tags, editing posts for formatting and grammar, and other such maintenance work – I'm what Wikipedia would call a WikiGnome. You can see this in my activity on the review queue – I've voted more on the suggested edits than anything else, and suggested edits are what I tend to concentrate on.
As a moderator, I'd continue to do more of the same – the stuff that moderators can do that normal users can't that I would concentrate on are the following:
- create and approve tag synonyms
- merge and rename tags
- edit tag wikis and approve others' tag wiki edits
- merge duplicate questions
I would definitely still be involved in all the other roles required of a moderator, such as implementing community-derived policies, officially asking for input, and stepping in where the community can't reach a conclusion.
What qualifies me to be a moderator?
Although I haven't been a moderator, pro tempore or not, on any other Stack Exchange website, I have helped direct small communities in the past. Most recently I helped moderate a stream of Twitch Plays Pokémon (with about 100 watchers and 10 active players at any given time while it was still running) in which we decided that play would be cooperative instead of anarchic (and thus had to weed out a lot of troublemakers when they arrived), and I have also been a volunteer counselor at math camps.
I am also a strong believer in community moderation the way Stack Exchange's A Theory of Moderation states it, and have a good idea of what not to do coming from communities where moderation is more dictatorial and serves as a status symbol instead of just a responsibility.
What concerns might you have about my behaviour?
I tend to be somewhat finicky with the way I use any powers that might be bestowed upon me. I don't like misuse of power from anybody, and this applies especially to myself, as that weighs on my reputation as a leader and a person.
I've also participated a lot on this site (I have one of the highest reputations on the site, second only to Emrakul), and this may cause me to have some personal interest in certain decisions; however, I believe that the role I would generally take on would mitigate conflicts of that sort.
Any final thoughts?
There are definitely people here who are more qualified than I am, and I'm not sure my introduction has given the best of impressions. That's okay. I'm content with being a contributory member of the community, and am more nervous about receiving the role, should it fall upon me, than not receiving it.