There are enough moderators right now...it is burnout that is an issue. We can't keep throwing people in there only to have them cycle out in a few weeks because they are burnt out. So, volunteers aren't the problem. The fact that the forum is very hard to mod for long periods of time is the issue.
The forum needs reworking. And maybe rotating mods through it would be one way to deal with the high volume. But the forum needs some attention before we just continue to throw people at it and hope for the best, you know?
So, it wasn't about not asking for help, but more about the fact that the forum itself was the problem, not the lack of mods. Putting more mods in there would have just meant the forum continued to be a problem, and more people would get burnt out.
I do understand what you are saying, but I have been in the forum since it opened - with abimommy until recently, and we had a lot of folks cycle through. It is an issue of content and presentation that needs to be addressed prior to us hosting this kind of topic again.
And I feel like I have repeated myself 12 times.