Imo there should be a change made here, there should be a distinction between moderators.
Pick a group of “global” mods/trusted hackrs and then just nominate new trusted hackrs.
I think brokers/industry folks should be able to be trusted hackrs but not mods.
You can even retain every current trusted hackr as a mod and then just nominate new trusted hackrs only.
I don’t normally agree with @Ursus but he is right, you have almost nobody left to nominate, either prune the current mods… because there are quite a few inactive mods or just differentiate between a trusted hackrs and mod.
Most every other forum has a way to tell who’s a veteran forum user i.e 500 post club, senior member, etc etc lh should adopt the same strategy imo.
This in itself deserves its own thread, vote, discussion, etc etc.