drshdwpuppetYeeHawdrshdwpuppetWe (the community) did a bad job of protecting its members, many of whom are or were in the exact same situation you were when this was done to you.not really fair to blame the 'community' for this one maybe a few people close to dashner (sami), but how would 99% of people have any idea what was going on
I'm not just talking about this specific incident either.
How many people need to be outed as either pedophiles or sexually aggressive or taking advantage of power differences in the community before people realize that its a community problem. It is not our fault, that will 100% lie with the perpetrators of whatever crime or shitty thing that happens, but to pretend that we do not have a community wide problem with this sort of thing is to be completely ignorant.
No individual is responsible for "protecting the community". We are all responsible for keeping the community the kind of welcoming and safe place that it has enjoyed a reputation of being for years. We all benefit from things like this NOT happening and idk about you but I feel some sort of responsibility for my fellow TF2 player.
I don't really think this is a problem exclusive to tf2. People like this exist in every industry and community, welcome to reality :/ Unfortunately tf2 is small enough that they can have a catastrophic effect.