It seems to me that moderators participating in discussions should get the same warnings as others on the forum. I think @ChrisBeach acknowledges this based on his note above.
Since all moderators have two accounts (e.g. @ChrisBeach and @Chris_Mod) all that is required is to remove moderator capabilities from the normal account and leave the moderator capabilities on the real moderator account. Is this technically possible?
I realise that in the past there was no division between these roles, but since there are different accounts why not use the two account separately, and make sure you get the same automated warnings, guidance, and rules as others on the forum?