if this product ever gets use on larger scale, money will become critical for moderators
moderation is an extremely manual and time consuming task, and that's where a large portion of value is created (and culture is preserved). so any mechanism that collects small bits of money from users & funnels it back to moderators, kind of like an open-source project's funding model, might work quite well
so the idea would be to allow communities to enable monetization by requiring some sort of paid membership & decide how it'll be distributed to which roles.
these can also be tied to the democratic #governance model