What advantages do moderators enjoy?
What are the benefits of being a moderator, outside of the privileges on the site?
There are certainly benefits to being a contributor on a SE site.
- It might help get you a job.
- It might get a unicorn painting.
- It might make you famous, or at least get you some attention on the internet.
I don't know of any analogous benefits for being an SE mod.
Is being a moderator really a thankless job, or am I not seeing something?