Here is one way to make it easier on every body.
Add a recent changes history like you have for the recent dumps. Make it easy to quickly identify whats changed. Make it visible to everyone (or at least reg users) and put it on the homepage along with the recent dumps.
Now you have easy oversight and more transparency to the changes made. Therefore you can afford to add more mods. Maybe do temporary stints so people with a lot of crap decaying in the forums can take care of it themselves. It becomes easy to monitor one or two new/temporary mods with the above changes.
If someone makes a mistake or oversteps their bounds PM them.
If someone makes a questionable change then make a forum post and discuss it. The current system is backwards.
(Yea yea iRobot is too busy to do web coding right now I know. But it's a good idea for future I think)