The forums on DUG are moderated by a group of volunteer moderators. This very helpful group of unpaid Microsoft Dynamics enthusiasts do a fantastic work in making sure that new members quickly learn their way around in the forums.
The moderators are always selected from our most active forum members, who have been active for a minimum of 3-6 months period. Some moderators stays for years and have been moderators since started having moderators and are still active. Some moderators we may not see for months, if they are very occupied by projects etc.
Many of our moderators here on DUG, are either current or former Microsoft MVP's. For all of them their moderator activities have either been the direct or contributing factor, why they became an MVP.
Moderators who are no longer active in the forum are instead assigned a xModerator role, in which retain a number of their old "privilege" and allow other members to see that they are still some of our most valuable members.