just out of curiosity, does anyone else find this topic's disappearance a somewhat scary sort of motivation?
Every time I log in, I view this topic with fingers crossed that no one has taken the position, lol. . .
Application is still available for those that wish to contribute back to the phpBB MODding community and perhaps eventually make it onto the MOD Team. This is how a lot of us currently on the MOD Team actually made it onto the team. Check the application link and see if you'd like to apply.
That will be decided on a case by case basis. If someone with only one MOD in alpha stage, very few posts in general, and maybe even bad code quality applies he/she might not be accepted. However, if one has shown to be worthy of the Jr validators he/she will most definitely be considered for the team. Even if he/she doesn't have a MOD validated yet.