I do pretty much agree with this, but I am on the other side of the fence here and simply go with how the ordeal is organized. I know there have been a few of us who have already been chatting a bit about the open spots and via the grapevine there would have definitely been at least a few names for head staff to contact.Opinion of this whole 'Pick yourself or someone else' isn't the best way of doing this.
A lot (not all) picked will most likely be posted due to popularity or some type of connection to that person.
Picking yourself is never seen as a good thing either so people that are low on said chain are at a disadvantage already.
All in all it just seems an easy way out to get staff and not having to worry about spending time to hand pick / talk to that person you think will fit best in a role.
Again most (not all) people that are selected by other people may not even want to be a moderator.
Well... FTB is somewhat centered around modpacks. But this still isn't technically true, neither padfoote nor I are strictly pack devs.I feel like the only ones being nominated or nominating themselves is modpack devs.