It's evident that moderators log in massive hours...
There is certainly a non-numerical reimbursement part, in the form of kind words and badges.
But is it enough?
Sometimes you really have to listen and try to understand what is the issue. I am not talking about the misspellings and missing spaces, but questions like what are objects, what does a function do, why is there a return here.... etc. The answers have to be tailor-fitted, and something like that takes time.
I have a massive amount of admiration for all, moderators and non mods, who keep this forum going by answering the seemingly never ending (sometimes repeating) questions.
I would like to single out moderators, you invest so much of your time into this endeavour.
What keeps you going?