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Comment Policy

Pathway’s blog maintains an open comment policy, which allows users to comment on posts. Pathway reserves the right to edit or delete any comment that violates comment guidelines or is not in tune with the purposes of Pathway. Comments on Pathway’s blog are intended to allow readers to participate in friendly conversation, and build Pathway’s community. We encourage thoughtful comments that:
  • Inspire hope and confidence in others
  • Add value to the discussion are on topic, clear and to the point
  • Embody the Purposes of Pathway
    • Get the gospel down into students’ hearts
    • Help students become capable learners
    • Prepare students to lead and support families
  • Are respectful toward others and their opinions and experiences
Some readers submit comments that violate one or more of our guidelines. These comments are deleted. To avoid this, please carefully read and follow the guidelines below:
  1. No personal attacks, excessive criticism or sarcasm, or comments meant to solely provoke — meaning comments that are both personal and unfriendly toward individuals and/or groups. Do not call another commenter a offensive name, tell someone to “get a life,” mock someone, or express a desire to hurt an individual. Personal attacks against Pathway personnel will not be tolerated.
  2. No obscenity, vulgarity, profanity, or implied profanity, acronyms that are shorthand for profanities, name-calling, epithets, or racial slurs. Occasionally a user will attempt to use symbol swearing (using #*$) in place of profanity. The best comments make an clear point without using intended or implied crude language.
  3. No ALL CAPS shouting, overuse of punctuation or short “ditto” comments.
  4. Comments that make assumptions or comments containing information not included in the story are generally discouraged, especially in cases of hardship or tragedy. If you have information that you feel is critical to a story, please contact pathwaycomm@byui.edu.
  5. Be sensitive in comments about death and injury, especially in stories that involve children.
  6. Off-topic comments will be deleted. Comments must tie directly to the associated article. This is especially true on sensitive topics.
  7. Links to outside URLs are discouraged. Comments with email addresses, links to personal blogs, websites or Facebook accounts also are discouraged. Pathway does not endorse the content of external websites and has no liability as to their content in any event. We reserve the right to remove any external link.
  8. We want to hear YOUR opinion. Your comment must be created and owned by you. If you copy and paste from another source, please give proper attribution. Posting copyrighted material is not permitted.
  9. Commercial promotion or solicitation is not allowed.
  10. Please do not submit charity donation information (as in the case of individual tragedies).
If you see an offensive comment please click the “Report abuse” button that follows each comment posted on the site. As always, Pathway reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.