It's not as frequent but I do feel there is to some degree a lack of transparency and mistrust between the mods and userbase (a phenomena I sadly observed in many internet communities), on top of this problem
But I get why there's a lack of transparency sometimes about which members get punished. I think it's better for the forum if regular members don't get to know which members have been warned although it's sometimes obvious when someone gets punished because they usually get banned for a week.
I think he's the main one who deserves the blame however. I mean he's the owner of the site so he should be more active in running it. But he usually only comes here twice a week from what I've seen, to make the weekly episode and POTW threads. Oh and the occasional comment about the spambots. But what about other problems like the lack of mods or other admins who actually do things?
And I don't want to be that guy but there are a couple mods like lolipiece who I've seen online many times when there's spambots around who don't seem to do anything about them. And lolipiece especially doesn't seem to do much ever because the section they're meant to mod is dead most of the time.
While we’re on the mod complaint train, can we also defrock mods who haven’t logged on in over a year? This isn’t a paid position, but not being on in over a year to do things like remove spambots or edgelord trolls sounds counterproductive
The whole staff member list is a mess; Aquarelle still appears on the staff list even though she asked to be de-modded years ago. Seems like someone did it wrong though because she's still labeled as a staff member but not a moderator. Then there's Arc_Angel, Coronis, Jerichi, Fissurous and a few others who haven't logged in in years.
The only ones who can de-mod members are the admins, but like I said before Serebii only seems to login to make threads, Ellie and Kirby only login a couple times per year, and then there's ricocheting who despite being an admin only does behind-the-scenes stuff dealing with the servers iirc so he'd never get involved in de-modding people.