man, I'm glad this was finally done; Things HAVE to change in here. not just the mods, the way this place runs in general.
I'm gonna note this before i write the detailed parts:
the current Mod team needs to be removed, only ones that should remain are Razer and Tofma, Mecha is cool too I guess. the rest are either completely incompetent, not contributing enough or too inactive to qualify as a Mod.
(note: im typing this at 3 am and I'm VERY tired so there might be a few typos here and there)
as much as I want to, there's no reason to be beat the dead horse as the previous posters did that for me basically; Paragon is in no way qualified to be a Mod and needs to be de-modded like right Now.
I still try to find the logic of making her a mod in the first place but there just doesnt seem that there was any. She broke multiple site rules, spammed more than anybody and make the most useless posts around and instead of getting a warning of getting banned she became a mod.. what?
Mecha's Mod POWAAHS are just that strong I guess..
Point is, if Paragon doesnt get de-modded ASAP then this is just a joke to try to seem like theyre trying to improve stuff around here.
I have nothing against the dude, but what the hell were you smoking when you made him a Mod? someone that inactive is in NO way qualified to be a mod. I understand that life usually gets the best of us but if you're that busy IRL (or just dont care enough to come here when you have free time) then you shouldnt be a mod in the first place.
While I havent experienced any of this stuff myself and only heard of it as I dont have access to what goes on behind the scenes, but it seems that here lies a very big issue. I'm not mentioning details to respect their privacy, but it seems that many ex-Mods had problems with Deebo and the way he runs things around here. I'm gonna leave it to them to post details on this coz I dont want to invade their privacy.
However the issue that I do know of is that Deebo is somebody that doesnt have the mentality of an Admin. I've seen a few arguments here where Deebo and the other guy start in a simple friendly Debate, and a few posts in you'll see Deebo throwing insults and start name calling while the other side is calm and confused coz it wasnt something to get so bent out of shape for. I'm not gonna dig up some old ones but the most recent one was in the Zafina thread, you're welcome to go check that, there was also another one where Deebo lost a certain argument then got mad and locked the thread eventhough the argument was about something off-topic.
what I'm trying to say is, it seems that we cant argue with you Deebo over any subject or you get taken over by your emotions and act in a manner that isnt fitting of a mod, let alone an admin. which definitely shouldnt be the case as the admin should be an understanding and rational person that truly listens to everyone's opinions and tries to make the best of it to improve the site.
as a person, he's real cool imo and I have no problem with him.
as a mod, I know its his "humor" but the language he uses shouldnt be something a mod is allowed to use. Calling people B****es under any circumstance shouldnt be ok, especially in a sugar-coated site like this.
Great Mod overall, very contributing, respectful to others and tries to keep professional as much as possible. while I havent seen/noticed any of the bias stuff that was mentioned in this thread before reading it here, it does seem like its true, while that doesnt really seem like a big deal but as a head mod there really shouldnt be any bias in how you operate things just coz you like one character/member more than the other one.
either way he's cool by me. at least he listens when you talk to him.
Muggshotter and Melee:
both are solid mods and are some of the few people that contribute stuff in here, but it seems both are somewhat inactive atm. its been a few months since I've actually seen Muggshotter's posts and Melee pops up every now then, but its still not enough activity to validate them being Mods IMO.
I dont have any issues with them, but they need to be more active coz i dont see them enough around here.
the real issue?
the way the site presents itself.
This is supposed to be a Tekken site, yet most the posts in here are random Spam, gifs and stuff that has no relation to Tekken at all.
I've debated leaving alot of times before coz as time passed by, the actual content in here gets less and less, now there's like 4 active threads with actual content and 50 with random social/spam crap. the good members have all left for the most part or rarely post anymore which doesnt help in this case.
TZ is for hardcores and this for casuals, I get it, but recently this has been taken too far and the gap is insane now that there's almost nothing Tekken related about this site anymore, might as well rename it "SpamNation: Now with a touch of Tekken".
We had 5+ active Lars gameplay threads, now all are dead, we had 3 Q&A active threads, now all are dead, we had so many good and useful active threads, now all we have is thinking out loud threads and 10 intro threads for every spambot member.
I've said this a million times before, but seriously the intro thread nonsense has GOT to go, if your thread is at 50 pages then cool everyone knows who you are now go and *****' post in the rest of the site. thats the whole point of that thread anyways, to introduce yourself; Having 10 Threads dedicated to you and you're little group's nonstop spam is beyond ridiculous and isnt needed.
there's already a ****load of threads that do nothing but add to your post count, no need to have ones dedicated to every member to do that too.
the Forum games stuff can be taken down a notch too..
While that wont fix the problems here, it'll be a step in a right direction.
White Angel or MikeBreezy (if they become active enough, they've been MIA lately)
have at it