I must admit that I have not been contributing as much as I used to. Mostly, I would guess, because of having a full-time job now. I always thought it would be the best thing ever, but it leaves me with very little free time. So, not so great in that respect I guess. :p
I do still try to come check in as often as I can. I try to check for spam and the like. I don't seem to have time to actually answer questions these days though.
I do understand the need to have people that can commit a decent amount of time though. So, I understand if you need to cut some people and bring in some new ones. I even understand if I might be one of the people who get cut. You gotta do what you gotta do to keep this site running smooth. So, no hard feelings from my end if you gotta cut me loose.
As far as suggestions for new mods, I couldn't really say. Since I haven't been spending loads of time on the forums like I used to, I haven't really noticed anyone in particular stand out... Not that there are no good candidates though. I'm sure there are. I just haven't been around enough and paying close enough attention to notice anyone specific. So, sorry I'm not much help there. :o
And as far as those other guys are concerned, I'm not entirely sure to be honest... I think it would probably be safe to say that the ones who haven't been on since 2011 probably don't plan on coming back any time soon. But, don't take my word for it. I'm not sure what their status might be.
I'm trying to think of some of the guys I've seen lately that I remember from years back... Umm... Well, I know I've seen NogDog a few times. In fact, he was a mod here before as I recall.. but he decided he didn't want to do it anymore... Uh... I think I've seen TheBearMay a couple times... I may have seen Jeff Mott a time or two... I don't think I've really seen any of the other guys on that list any time I've been on.
I also just noticed Major Payne. He's been around since 2005. He seems to have some recent posts helping people in various sections. Maybe another one to look at?
Oh, and JMRKER has a ton of posts helping people. Another one to consider I guess.
I don't really recall interacting with any of those 3 directly in the past, so I'm not sure how good they might be in a mod position (even though they seem to answer lots of posts) but I guess that is something you could try to figure out if you consider any of them for the job. Back in the day[SUP]TM[/SUP]:p there were some guys that liked to cause controversy on the forums. I don't recall if any of these guys might have been one of them. So, guess that might come into play also if you consider any of them.
But anyway... I hope that might help your search some.
I'm sorry I haven't been very active lately. Maybe I can try to check in more often. I think I might be able to squeeze in some more time here if it would help.