That's one of the most deranged hypothetical situations I've ever read, and completely incongruent with everything else WC "claims" itself to be!
I think Lantec was just trying to make a point here. The moderators will decide who will get a promotion based on a decision that is primarily their own. In other words, they don't want to start a trend in which everyone suggests people to be promoted because, well, that would just get annoying. Suggesting that someone should get promoted may not necessarily hurt their odds, but it will certainly not improve them. The point is, just relax and enjoy yourself on this site.......you will get promoted when the moderators decide you've proven yourself deserving.