Of the three moderators this community has, one seems to be gone. Would not be time to call an election to choose a successor? (or other method, if more appropriate for a beta site). There seems to be plenty of people with decent reputation and commitment to take up that role. An election could also foster more engagement and activity on the site.
Edit: If you want a moderator, since at least one user has openly expressed that they could tolerate me, you've got at least me as a candidate. :P This thread has been up for around a week now. I'm down to move on to elections.
If we are going to have a discussion about having another moderator on this site, (o great founder Jason Nichols where art thou) then the natural question coming out of it is whether we have candidates who are still active and willing to take on those duties. Rank/points is a consideration, but most of us are below 5k as EconJohn has helped to point out.
In my head, the obvious candidates would be denesp and EnergyNumbers. Both of them have been still kicking around on this site recently. I am not sure about if they are interested in taking on more of a presence.
EnergyNumbers has been nominated before, so not sure if he declined or acquiesced to other candidates or whatnot. Wasn't really around during that era. As for denesp, I vaguely feel like he's mentioned not being interested (I have nothing to back this up so my brain may just be inventing things?) It's really just better if both of them talk about their thoughts. At any rate, they both know what they're about and have established contributions to the stack. If we did "elections", I'd like to see one of them put themselves in the running.
I have already corresponded with the community team about this (several months ago) and their position seems to be that we should make do with two moderators for now.
For what it's worth, I would welcome ways to get more people actively involved, including appointment of new moderators.