The number of posts doesn't say anything about someone on an internet forum
I think there should have been given more time for users to apply for this job considering the fact that there are users on the forum who don't visit MTF daily.
There was no need to rush this process.
Adding to this the history of some of the candidates should have also been taken into context just like in the "normal" application for being a moderator.
I know where you are coming from Eden, but I still disagree about screening candidates. If the majority want a troll as a moderator (I am not talking about anyone in specific, just hypothetically) then that's what they get. I still think it would have been better to let everyone vote only once. This makes you think more about your choice.