The confusion between the roles of administrators and moderators is an initial anomaly that could not be avoided (and many other newly started online communities probably face it too).
As PO went public, the initial role of Dimension10 and me was to help with (user and other) administrative tasks, such as help new members to log in etc (Dimension10 does many more involved technical things for PO too). We only had to help with moderation too, because there have not been enough people available willing to help with moderation.
In the long run, the roles and tasks of moderators and administrators will be clearly separated, meaning that
- Administrators are part of the technical team of PO, headed by Polarkernel (or another future main system developper of PO). Their role and tasks are purely technical in nature and have no side political implications
- Moderators do moderation ;-), to defend the purpose and needs of the community.