An open letter signed by a number of game developers is asking the gaming community at large to respect everyone who plays, criticizes, and makes games. The thrust of the letter is that people should respect each other even when they disagree, and should never tolerate harassment or threats.
The letter is signed by a number of game developers working for such companies as BioWare, Bungie, Boss Key, Google, Sports Interactive, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Oculus VR, Ubisoft, Spry Fox, Vlambeer, EA, Kickstarter, Humble Bundle, and many more.
The goal of the open letter is to stop harassment and threats and to highlight what is good about the gaming community:
"It is the diversity of our community that allows games to flourish," the letter states.
It also calls on those in the community to fight back against those who are engaging in campaigns of terror:
"If you see threats of violence or harm in comments on Steam, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook or reddit, please take a minute to report them on the respective sites," the letter continues.
"If you see hateful, harassing speech, take a public stand against it and make the gaming community a more enjoyable space to be in."
You can read the letter and see who signed it already here.