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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. In a dark theater, where some smoke device was detonated, most sane people, even those carrying concealed weapons in a mayhem situation would shit their pants in the ensuing panic rather than calmly take a stand, identify, aim and grease the stranger, that they probably could not clearly visualize. Furthermore, there is every likliehood of being misidentified as the perpetrator. So, I think your postulate is ridiculous. Furthermore in a smoke-filled theater, more than 2 guns in the hands of at least three different teams probably means most people, including the CC permit vigilantes, don't have a fucking clue as to what is going on. Ferchrissakes, its hard enough to organize personnel in such situations on a battlefield let alone trusting rank amateurs to blaze away a la Charles Bronson. In your house, or by yourself I suppose might have a point. In this specific case, my opinion is that you are talking out your backside. SPOT ON! the Specious argument that MORE guns would have solved the problem is ludicrous. Their could be a dozen scenarious that would have resulted in more death of innocent victims if more folks would have had a concealed weapon. Typical NRA drek. Assault weapons need to be banned. I would argue that semi-automatic rifles should be banned as well. Handguns - yep.. ban them. Just leave me my browning citori.
  2. for the record I think she has been an offal sec. of state
  3. well that leaves Obama for you then Rumballs.... how progressive of you.
  4. so do you think McCain is "nice" ? Nice has nothing to do with Politics either.
  5. she is unattractive to the average male. She is strong willed and outspoken... traits that the average male does not care for. Cankles.... nobody likes those. But for most men - they fear having a women being in power over them I suspect. Sets a nasty precedent for the Average American male dominant culture... what will be next - the lil misses telling you to do the dishes... the horror... all the claims of disingeniousness are themselves disingenious. ALL POLITICIANS are disingenious
  6. That is a laughable statement. so if you look at iraqi children and see your own.. then it follows that you shoot at and deprive your kids of basic needs and pretty much destroy thier future all in the name of our feckless leaders pathetic war plan. Send your kids to fight this war Dog... clearly your DNA needs to be eliminated from the gene pool.
  7. How many children did you say you had Dog? I seem to recall you saying you had kids. Would you trade one of them for "more of the same"? Because you, freedum, JB, flaps, and jo-mama are the only ones left that seem to roundly endorse this clusterfuck and it sounds like you are gung-ho for Iran as well. Would you sacrifice the other kid you have (you lost the first one to "more of the same") to insure that Iran wont get nuclear weapons? Think about it in those terms for a change.