It's ok for me for the French section.
Do not belittle members, do not air personal discussions to the public, etc. If you have a problem with a member, PM them or e-mail them and try to keep it at that level.
That theory seems to match the two datapoints we have. I know nothing more than the observations made.
Stop hogging all the problems. Share the wealth!
This morning I promoted two more members that are now global moderators.
I have no contact with the founding team other than via email, and I conciously didn't apply for the position, even when they opened up applications a few months back. I had no warning either - I just woke up with some new blue stars and an email from Massimo.
Having said this we're not many people and we can't cover all areas as quickly as some of you would like.
I didn't have in mind any "Knighting Ceremony" for the moderators, should we have one?
The criteria is very simple, I'm looking at the ones who have reported the most posts while considering the amount and quality of their contributions.