Since the end of June and beginning of July, countless members of the Smash community and the greater fighting game community have come forward with allegations of abuse from prominent community figures. The Smashboards staff condemns the actions detailed in these allegations.
We at Smashboards would like to say that we stand with all survivors of abuse within both the Smash community and the FGC at large, whether they have come forward or not. Their coming forward has helped set the community on the path to becoming a safer place, and we thank them for that. One can only hope that some sense of justice will be reached. We believe that the scene can and must do better.
We also want to stress that the posting of death threats, doxxing and threats of physical violence are all prohibited, as are attacks based on race, gender, sex, orientation and other vectors of marginalization, as per our Diversity and Inclusivity Policy. Additionally, just as we stand with survivors of abuse, we will not allow the use of our site as a vehicle for false allegations.
We’ve been hard at work on compiling a comprehensive look at some of the more high-profile allegations, and we hope to publish it in the coming days, though given the sensitivity of this subject matter, we want to make sure we address this properly.
Over the course of the next few months, we'll do our best to help make the community safer and more comfortable for everyone.