You don't necessarily need to open a new thread, just be active on the site when you feel you have something to say so we can get used to you and your style. That way we have an idea who we are giving a the moderation tools to.
What I did was to check out this website when I heard about it, got a user ID and started posting. The BOSS man and the other mods saw that I was an idiot and couldn't be trusted so they made me a mod. Wait....um....the idiot part wasn't really a plus. Maybe they figured I was old (which I am) and wanted someone from ancient times to help moderate. Yeah, that must have been it! They wanted someone to represent the old idiot demographic!