Previously I asked How long is the term for moderator? and the reply was that there is no term. I was initially shocked at the lack of term, because common democratic political elections have them. I generally dislike unbounded activities as they seem discordant with the physical world. On the other hand I also dislike arbitrarily determined boundaries. I realize that this will not be binding upon IT security or the community elected moderators, but I would still like to ask:
What is an appropriate boundary for the end of a moderator’s term?
I think an arbitrary time bound is silly, but there may be some other threshold of value. If there was some way to measure a moderator’s ability to do the job, I would think that their term should end when someone else was more able to do their job. Of course that would require a way to determine how well someone who was not a moderator could perform the moderator duties.