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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. You are trying to equate to completely different situations. In one a motorcycle driver loses it and starts attacking a motorist. In the other a guy assaults a motorcycle for no reason other than the guy was passing him. In both cases the aggressor was wrong. One other point I didn't say I would take the guy out because of anger it would be because I was fearing for my family. Not a jury in the world would sympathize with the biker after viewing the tape of him kicking the car.
  2. Different story. The biker was simply passing not attacking
  3. The same applies to the biker stay calm get the plate number and call the cops. Instead he went on a rampage kicking first the passenger side then kicking the drivers side. My thought as the car driver. Nut job may have a gun. Completely with in your rights to try and stop the attack.
  4. Not a chance. The video shows the biker kicking the car - that is an assault. You are allowed to defend yourself. You did read that the driver of the car was not cited and that the biker started out kicking the passenger side first. Think the video played a part?
  5. I get that but the motorcycle guy was attacking the car what are the car drivers options? Speed up and run the risk of causing an accident. Slow down and get attacked worse? If I had my family in the car and some biker starts attacking me acting all crazy damn right I'm taking him out. The difference is I wouldn't have swerved - slow drift towards the wall does the trick he either backs off or gets scraped.
  6. That's how I read it too. Don't remember this type of nitpicking prior to Trump from fact checker. Shit like this: VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE: "I like that line that says, you know, the Internal Revenue Code is twice as long as the Bible, with none of the good news." — speech Tuesday to manufacturers. HOUSE SPEAKER PAUL RYAN: "You know, there's this old line about the tax code. Our tax code is about five times as long as the Bible but with none of the good news." — speech to the same group Tuesday. THE FACTS: Ryan has the ratio about right: The tax code runs nearly 4 million words, according to a 2013 government report, while the Bible has 700,000 to about 800,000, depending on the version and variations in translation. Pence understated the difference. Both got laughs.
  7. Murder the guy? If you read the story there was a near miss or contact with the car changing lanes. Motor cycle in the blind spot. That Shit happens to cycles all the time. The biker proceeds to kick the passenger side then slows and starts kicking the drivers side. I'm Guessing while letting lose a volley of choice words. At that point you are being threatened and I hate to say it but if some asshole is kicking my car I might respond in the same manner. Not excusing the initial lane change but the rage started with the motor cycle.
  8. Actually there were two in the NE Democratic Party. The other one thought the shooting was funny and posted that on Facebook. She refused to resign. Interesting that one was instantly fired the other is asked to resign, refuses and I'm guessing is allowed to stay.
  9. Actually it was the Cadillac EXT their version of the Chevy Avalanche A lot bigger than a ridgeline.
  10. Going back many years there are very few if any, people on this site I would consider enemies. That you view someone that way is sad. Carry on
  11. Dude enough already. He posted that a man who was shot twice in the chest was released from the hospital. You used to be a little wild when it came to postings, but this endless bashing over nothing is getting old. Sit back enjoy the summer.
  12. I heard about SV through the grapevine and stopped making fun of his rambling. Dealing with strokes is an act of courage in itself.
  13. Ok Judge Judy. Do you think that by "judging" a few posters, that lean left somehow gives your opinion validity? Spatial and I butt heads, but I would have a beer with him long before I would sit down with a know-it-all poster like you. I have never intentionally lied on this site EVER. I have never been suspended at most I got one or two emails over almost two decades. Dont go away mad, just go away.
  14. Give it a break already. Why have you made it your mission to get two people fighting on the internet? In my opinion people tend to extend their political leanings on this site. Stop judging people based on a political web site that by its nature involves harsh comments. If you watch carefully I rarely take it personal to many posters on the left. Ever stop to think its because conversations take place outside this cesspool?
  15. Which was why I said "hard to charge".