In response to the Super Smash Bros. community's history with harassment, Josh "Roboticphish" Kassel, the project manager behind the MIOM ruleset panel, has announced the formation of a task force aimed at curbing harassment in the community.
The panel consists of nine voting members. Roboticphish has opted to take on a non-voting organizational role, due to his own past history with harassment in the community, though he will serve as a tie breaker should one occur due to members of the task force not voting on a decision. The task force consists of:
Based on the members of the panel and the fact that it was spun off from the MIOM ruleset panel, it will likely be focused primarily on the Super Smash Bros. Melee community.
- Emily "Emilywaves" Sun
- Sheridan "Dr. Z" Zalewski
- Daniel "Tafokints" Lee
- Chuck "Mudkyp" Vigus
- John "SleepyK" Lee
- Kelly "Kupo" Goodchild
- Kyle "Dr. Piggy" Nolla
- Alan "Alan" Moore
- Alex "SweetDee" Grove
When asked on twitter about the catalyst for forming this task force, Roboticphish discussed his own past harassment towards members of the community and the process of learning and improving as a person afterwards. He also mentioned that Emilywaves was the one who originally proposed the idea of the task force, explaining that "she deserves the majority of the credit of fighting against this issue; she was doing it long before I could even admit there was a problem."
For more information about the formation of the task force and the rationale behind it, be sure to check out Roboticphish's original thread.
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