Wordpress has recently turned the corner towards impressive growth. Traffic and visits is **up about 100%** over the last 6 weeks. Wow. The Area 51 stats are looking strong, all the pre-requisites are there, and you are on the short-list for a site design (i.e. coming up on graduation, no date set).

We are working on ways to reward exceptional users for awesome contributions; @Rarst certainly seems deserving. But WordPress Stack Exchange moderation is well-staffed for a site this size. 

Moderator elections will be coming shortly after graduation. I sincerely hope @Rarst will consider running. He would be (and *is*) a very strong asset to this site. Thank you.