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Introducing the new Joystiq Code of Conduct and Community Manager

"Ladies and gentlemen, it's time /For all the good that's in you to shine /For all the lights to lose their shade /For all the hate that's in you to fade."
-"Ladies and Gentlemen," American Music Club

My name is Anthony John Agnello. For the past seven years, I've been writing about video games as a reporter and critic for a number of websites, magazines, broadcasting out of the deep wastes of New York State. As of this December I am also taking over as Joystiq's Community Manager. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. What's cool is that we will be actively shaping that friendship together, pushing and prodding it like so much ever-changing clay. Immediate change will happen first in the comments sections of Joystiq articles.

​Comments make up the very foundation of the community as it is today and what it will be. As with comments everywhere on the web, though, ours can be turbulent. The Joystiq crew and I have conceived of a new Code of Conduct that outlines how we will be moderating comments going forward. As the title of the page suggests, our ethos is simple: Be excellent to each other.

Read our brand new Code of Conduct in full here.

If you ever need to find me, I won't be far. Listen for my honeyed tones on The Super Joystiq Podcast, find my written words here on the site itself as well as on our Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ pages, and look forward to plenty of sweet, sweet game streaming on Twitch as well. We have grand plans and are conceiving of new ones each minute.

So hello there, Joystiqers. Let's talk. I'm listening.

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