While looking at the election page, I noticed that it states:
moderator positions available 3
We currently have four moderators. So we will lose one moderator spot. How many is right for this community?
Three is the standard number of community moderators for a launched, public site.
There will be more moderator elections later (typically every year), adding more moderators.
We can also appoint moderators if something urgent happens and a moderator has to step down or take an extended leave of absence.
I brought this up in chat earlier. It went something along the lines of:
On reflection we do only need a few but for it to be easy as we grow, we need two or three on all the time. I do think five is a much healthier number but we have at least a dozen people who are trustworthy enough to have the designation... So why not?
I'm serious. Adding more only makes the job easier.