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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


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  1. Pretty much the same as most people won't steal..but they will buy from pawn shops or from that bloke in the pub that can always "find" just what you're looking for. second degree stuff.
  2. Yeah, I just dispatched her to my sons room..he's got a packet of biscuits...she's in doggie heaven
  3. Actually..with more and more kids identifying as LGBT..It's not just about women anymore. Soon...men too can be afraid of having their bag snatched.as opposed to women having their snatch bagged.
  4. Translation from Aussie..How about the President cant order war..but can stop it ?..Means How's this for a suggestion?
  5. I wish Boo would stop killing the pigeons that wander inside to eat her kibble..makes such a mess and the pigeons don't like it either.
  6. How about the President cant order war..but can stop it ?
  7. Back on topic? I think the bipartisan proposal has some merit but should require more than half of congress for a YAY vote to actually wage war on any other country (Or whatever massive strikes like Iraq are called) Given the seeming geographical ignorance of some congressmen...Iran? Iraq? Austria? SWEDEN? War on Daesh? VIA drone strikes etc..only with the permission of the country whereever they may be hiding 50% YAY vote. President can only make a proposal and for christ sake take that football away.
  8. Hmmm maybe not quite that bad Two comments. First of all, this is a remarkably lifelike translation from Google Translate. There were a few hiccups elsewhere, and I doubt that Trump called the Germans "evil." I'm guessing he called them "nasty," which Spiegel translated to "böse," which Google then translated back to "evil." Nevertheless, I could read the entire article and figure out what everything meant without any trouble. http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/05/trump-ill-put-stop-germany-selling-cars-us
  9. Did he actually say "the germans are evil, very evil" ? Wow. This is going to get very bigly boring over the next 3 years..
  10. http://www.npr.org/2017/05/25/530051945/as-trump-slams-nato-allies-obama-defends-international-order As Trump Slams NATO Allies, Obama Defends 'International Order' Facebook Twitter Google+ Email May 25, 20172:55 PM ET SCOTT HORSLEY Twitter German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former President of the United States Barack Obama arrive for a discussion on democracy in Berlin Thursday. Steffi Loos/Getty Images In one of his most high-profile appearances since leaving the White House, former President Obama warned tens of thousands of young people in Berlin that "the international order is at a crossroads." President Trump was also in Europe, chiding NATO members while in Belgium for not living up to agreed-upon defense-spending levels. Obama delivered an implicit rebuke to Trump's "America First" policy, saying in the modern, interconnected world, "we can't isolate ourselves. We can't hide behind a wall." EUROPE Obama, Merkel To Discuss Civic Engagement At Brandenburg Gate Listen· 5:17Queue Toggle more options Despite being largely out of sight since leaving office (aside from appearing in occasional paparazzi photos on billionaires' yachts), Obama seemed eager to rejoin the debate over globalism that's been shaping elections in the U.S. and Europe.
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  12. Apart from the boorish shove, He looks like someone determined to outface a hostile reception..the jacket tug reeks of "I'm in charge here" Bet he's really looking forward to going home where he's in total control
  13. It's the Subaru was two years older, 2006 but only 78k on the clock. got $10,500 for it. it was sort of ordinary. 145k is prolly just a little below average for a 2008. I suppose the bigger car with average KM is not so sellable even with all the bells and whistles. Yeah, it's bigger than I intended to buy but will fit all the camping gear (according to Liam ) he was making some comment about V6 and Mad Max
  14. Plenty of those here. prolly exxy to service..nice car especially the convertables. Bit small for Liam ..He's already asked me if he can have it when I'm too old to drive . This one has 145k km and their going to replace the cam belt..been well serviced and left me with $500 "change from my Subaru. Cant understand why I got more for the Subaru than this car cost..but I'm not complaining (lower kms but two years older)