@Jonathan_Burke, thanks for the kind words.
I understand your concerns, but give it a chance. Imagine the barriers that YECs might have to overcome to participate on this forum too. A YEC moderator is an attempt to give them a trusted representative with power on the forums.
This is, admittedly, an experiment. I am testing a hypothesis, that it is possible to build real communities with sustained engagement that are not not contingent on agreement on origins. That is my belief, because I find the community we find in Jesus greater than our disagreements. I hope you will, at some point or another, give it a shot because I think you have a lot to add to the conversation.
I asked @J.E.S to play this role because I was impressed with how he runs www.ce-debate.org, and how he had been treating @cwhenderson and myself. As @cwhenderson can attest, he has been fair and kind to us, even when we are outnumbered by YECs. Ultimately, I am the admin at http://discourse.peacefulscience.org though, so no shenanigans will be tolerated, though I do not expect this from him.
Let’s see what it could be like to invite more people into the conversation. It could be fun!