First and foremost, when you go on the main (page 1) page of the site, there is all this jibber-jabber about the "new site" that we were all supposed to move to and how the vote went against the moderator(s). That was, what, 3 or 4 years ago? I mean, even bare bones minimalist housekeeping would've gotten rid of those disclaimers ages ago.
Second, when's the last time anyone recalls a moderator jumping into a thread to enforce good behavior or even removing posts (or postERS)? True, we have been generally "playing nice" with our brethren here in recent months, but still...
In the end, I don't know if there still is a moderator here. And you do raise a good question: Who's paying to keep the ads off and the PMs up? If you ask me, I guess if there is a mod, it's on an extremely part-time basis.
I'm not digging at anyone, I'm just saying what I see.