How does this sound?
An interesting idea just dawned on me. We all, including the mods, claim that we need more mods. However, it's quite obvious that the admin is gone so we can't make anymore mods. So, how about this:
1) The two most active mods make a new account for their personal use.
2) They give out the e-mail and password to their current account to 2-3 well respected, intelligent members.
This way, if a mod is busy or not here, someone can log in through him and delete or whatever is necessary. Seems like an ok idea to me...did I miss anything?