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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Well, he might have done but this is the improved version...
  2. Imagine being a new can of paint and leaving the factory excitedly imagining all the wonderful things in the world that you might be used to beautify. And you end up smeared onto that. What a horrible prospect. Makes me wonder why they bothered with paint. After all, you can't polish a turd.
  3. You're "surprised" they put a lien on her for $16M? It may be pocket change to the bloated plutocrat that owns it but I suspect the yard has a better grip on their scale of values! This is of course an absolutely bog-standard Russian business technique. Agree a price, pay the deposit and mid-way payment and bunk off with the goods before paying the balance. I'd like to see it on fire. Or sunk. It's an abomination. Bring back the Flying Hawaiian, that was the Cutty Sark compared to this offence against the ocean. Perhaps Trump will buy it? It's probably nearly big and ugly enough to carry his ego and all the hot air and flatulence he spouts should drive it along nicely. Then seeing it burn/sunk would be even better! Oh! what a show that would be.
  4. No, they're not. They are "trennels".
  5. Not surprised given the amount of errors in the report, does no one in the UK Press use spell check? Strange, I only found one.(fore instead of for) What are these errors please, Mr Wop?
  6. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37973387 Just shows what is possible. HR, eat yer heart out!
  7. Welcome to Sailing Anarchy Mr Trump. As George Carlin used to say, "I guess we all know by now Al's been into the mushrooms!"
  8. Nah, I suspect he has an unnaturally over-developed right forearm...
  9. I know all sense and reason seems to have left the USA recently but seriously - why do you need to shake hands with some stoner hooning around at night with no lights? The man's a dangerous idiot. And a decent, law abiding citizen is only doing the correct thing to pick him up for it and if he doesn't give satisfactory answers why shake the ****'s hand? And given his total lack of recognition or apology for the action yes, dob him in to the Law too. Amazed that anyone thinks your actions were anything but totally correct. You wanna read a headline some day about some kid shredded by a prop in a night collision and wonder for the rest of your life it you'd have saved the agony by making a report a month before? Still, I expect all the answers above were rigged...
  10. Vell, so ze master race have screwed up again!
  11. Looks like a giant bidet to me.
  12. That's the best solution yet, by far.
  13. Gat a couple of nice big vinyls made up saying Gobshyte's Barge or sumpn similar. Apply them to his hull overnight before the race. No one has time before a race to remove stuff like that, and if he's berthed in a marina may not even notice until he's on the water and the laughter and pointing starts. Nothing damaged, no harm done. Nothing to see here, officer.
  14. Fireball is to Laser as E Type Jag is to Mazda MX5 No comparison. One is a not very modern but hairy-arsed mans thing and the other is for hairdressers. A single seat comparison to the Fireball would have to be an International Canoe or sumpn way-out like that.
  15. The Masai are certainly a free people, but as dwellers on dry savannah are they renowned as sailors? It's news to me. Moron.