I think you know most of the posters here well enough to appoint 3 moderators from the ones who express their interest. I believe the members here will respect your decision. I think some very well qualified potential moderators may shy away from tossing their name into the race if the selection process is conducted in the form of a poll, because the result is very public.
I think when the election is conducted in the form of a poll, anyone can vote, they don't even have to be registered ezboard posters. (Like having Mexican nationals voting for an USA president)
Thanks for listening
PS to GS posters I apologize for the triple posting at edge, feedback and cafe. Please reply in the feedback folder, thanks.