Congrats Tony. I'm sure you'll use the powers appropriately. Just remember that by taking such a title, you should change your posting habits as well because now that you're a mod, everything you type will be viewed by others differently and it's no longer 10,000 post Tony made a joke, it's now the moderator is harassing me!
Before the days of the Internet I ran a 13 phone line dial up computer bulletin board service and I know what it is like to be in a position of power for forums. Just remember that if your opinion does not take a neutral stance, you will slowly but surely start to create that enemy list which always resorts to somebody being banned.
no doubt, the forum will change for him. i used to be a regular citizen of a CA centric firearms board, but once i was asked be a moderator, and accepted...it became different. different in the manner in which i posted, and in the manner in which the other members viewed my posts. doesn't mean it was good or bad either way, just no longer status quo.