I've recently discovered that the number of visits on my stack exchange accounts is visible only to me. In other words, the statistic and its link (the calendar icon) is visible only to its user. I think this information is very important when one needs to choose the best person for the role of moderator.
For example, here are my stats on ELL meta
If I were to nominate myself as a candidate on ELL, a user would instantly see that I am not a regular visitor to the site, and consequently unfamiliar with the issues that crop up on ELL, and its history.
A user with a lowish rep (<4K) does not necessarily mean they are not active, there are other meaningful ways of contributing: commenting, editing, visiting the review queue, participating in chat, upvoting and downvoting are all activities which do not reward rep.
On the other hand, a high rep does not mean a user visits a site regularly, it means they have provided questions and answers that were upvoted. A member could easily earn 10K and only visit a site monthly. I do not see any good reason not to include this extra statistic, it's hardly an invasion of privacy
I would prefer to vote for a candidate who visits regularly the main site, and meta. The length of time a user has been a member, which some candidates mention as evidence of commitment, is by itself, not a reliable indication.
Just to clarify, the attendance record is not, by any means, the only way to gage the suitability of a candidate. It's just one more statistic, among many others, for voters who want to be more informed. And it's a meaningful statistic, because if a user is absent it means they can't spare the time to moderate. A good moderator must be active, and also present.
What do others think?