I want to take exception to this statement. It is patently untrue. In the statement referred to, I clarifyed two things about the Gauntlet going forward. One, Jason would be handling the publishing and financial side, given his role as owner and creator of the Gauntlet. I would be overseeing the community side and working to find ways to decentralize power over this year. Two, Jason would not be allowed to participate in the community spaces of the Slack or the Gauntlet Calendar. As I said there, “Jason will not be allowed to participate on the Community side (posting & playing calendar games, participating in the Slack or Discord spaces) until the GCC has worked out an understanding of harm caused, a process of ownership of that harm, and obtained an apology to the community.” Jason was informed of that and as of this time has opted to remain outside of those spaces.
I believe in restorative processes. They are not easy and any process has to be carefully managed and worked through. Kate’s helped give me an inside view of that. That’s the policy the GCC agreed on and set forward. Now, if people believe we’re lying about that-- that’s one reaction and one I can’t help with. But I want to make clear the position we have established. The real aim of the GCC and my management is not to bring Jason back into the community. It is to manage the community side without him and return our focus to offering a reliable gaming calendar supported by safety tools.