Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blog Policy

Welcome to the Mesquite ISD Superintendent's Blog. Please review our guidelines below before submitting a comment.

New to blogging?
A blog is literally a web log – an online record, or log,of someone’s thoughts and opinions updated frequently. The majority of blogs allow visitors to join in by adding their own responses (or comments) to posts by the author (blogger.) Most search engines now offer an option to search blogs, and many individuals choose to get their news and information from blogs.

If you want to respond to a post, click on the link underneath the entry. This will bring up a page where you can submit your comment.

Commenting on this blog
The Mesquite ISD Superintendent's Blog is available for all visitors to add their comments to posts. Please keep these comments relevant to the entry in question, and bear in mind that very long comments may put off fellow users.

All posting of comments on this blog are at the discretion of the author and editors. The intent of this policy is not to keep any negative or critical information from being posted, but to protect the privacy and rights of Mesquite ISD staff and students. To clarify, we will not post comments that reference specific employees or students. It is our policy to review all comments before publishing, partly to reduce the possibility of spam comments and partly to ensure comments are in line with our blog commenting guidelines set out below.

We will update comments as often as we can during our operating hours – 8:00 AM-4:30 PM Monday to Friday.

Blog commenting guidelines
We welcome all comments and look forward to what you have to say. However, we will not publish comments that:

  1. Break the law or encourage others to do so. This includes respecting copyright and fair use laws. If you are talking about somebody else’s work, reference this or the person, and where possible include a link.
  2. Include profanity, threatening words, harsh words, vulgar language, or inappropriate language or content. This includes remarks that are racist, homophobic and sexist as well as those that contain obscenities or are sexually explicit.
  3. Include specific allegations, a personal attack or accusations about a student, parent, employee or community member.
  4. Include private information about a student, parent, employee or community member including directory information, disciplinary issues, personnel issues, etc.
  5. Do not show proper consideration for others’ privacy or are considered likely to offend or provoke others – i.e. don’t pick fights or goad others into inflammatory debates.
  6. Are spam – i.e. repeatedly posting the same comment or comments that are simply advertising/promoting a service or product.
  7. Reporters and other persons seeking responses to questions or requests are asked to send questions to the Public Information Office and to refrain from submitting questios as comments.

In addition, links within your comments should be relevant to the post. Comments containing links to web sites falling into the categories above will not be published.

We reserve the right to not post comments or remove any comment at any time, for any reason.

We welcome your feedback. If you have a comment or wish to report an inappropriate comment, please email us at info@mesquiteisd.org.

The author's comments are her own and do not necessarily represent the MISD’s positions, strategies or opinions. The authors, editors and the MISD are not responsible for the content on web sites linked to from this blog.

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