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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. Ed I am disappointed when I read posts like yours. You are basing opinion on what the media has fed us. A court of law has heard all the facts and is letting the cop off. I don't love cops, and I know there are some bad ones. But I refuse to condemn a man on partial data.
  2. Sigh. so when we see people blindly defending something because of party affiliation we criticize them for being being stooges who blindly follow like lemmings. I am being a MAN and being honest and you take shots. Ya know some guys would complain about a free steak dinner at a topless bar.
  3. Raz'r I understand why we sold them the goods. But once he grandstanded about how bad the Qatar folks were, to sell $21B to them without some type of statement is bullshit. Even if it as "while we do not support Qatar's foreign policy, we are selling them defensive jets" or some other Bologna. To just do it? Sigh...
  4. I got nothin' to say but WTF??
  5. We have to accept there are mentally unstable people who feel they are the gutsy ones by solving the problem that semi-civil individuals protest in a provocative manner. While we need to investigate the Russia influence question, it must be done based on the FACT that Donny is our president- ALL of our country's president. We also should be looking again at how the media has become an arm of the political parties. Watch FOX and then watch CNN, some days it is hard to believe they are on reporting the same news. We also have to accept the fact that we also meddle in Russian politics. Perhaps it is my Bronx upbringing, but I find it strange that in the middle of the Russia investigation, anti-Putin protests in Russia are increasing.
  6. Oh we do kind of agree. What is needed is civil discourse versus "sound bite shit throwing"
  7. From the NY Times website "WASHINGTON — The man suspected of opening fire on Republican members of the congressional baseball team early Wednesday morning was distraught over the election of President Trump and traveled to Washington in recent weeks to protest, his brother said on Wednesday." I believe it is time for everyone to take a step back. The "not my president" movement and Donny's Twitter fingers both need to take a break.
  8. F-me (not an offer), you are right. Was reading the NYT early yesterday and they made no mention of the MN version in 2012. This does have a stink to it Thabks
  9. Sigh yes it is an "off-Broadway' production. And yes I did study Shakespeare in HS and am familiar with the plots and subplots.
  10. Sorry for the delayed response, but Captain on a charter and had to work. Sometimes liberals prove their own point for me. I sid several Google searches for Obama Julius C and Obama Shakespeare and found nothing to substantiate your claim. Perhaps you could provide a link without being such a ---- well let's say we should try for a touch of civility
  11. Let me start with, I voted for him because I was scared of her. PA is a no-holds-barred, full contact debate. But we have a few rules. No pedo, no outing and no assassination recommendations-- even in effigy. Interestingly, every time anyone on this forum critized Obama, the pro-Obama people called us racists. So can someone honestly explain to me HTF does a lefty playwright adapt Julius Ceaser into a play where the sitting president is assassinated? And then NYC allows it to be performed in a theatre in Central Park? Put aside the fact that many, including me, are growing weary of the new type of bullshit coming out of DC. What would people say if this was done to BO? We as a people have one president, like it or not it is Donnie. If we as a society accept plays like this -- in a publicly owned venue-- are we on the road to anarchy? The knee jerk is to blame the president for this. But that is like blaming guns for the murder rate. We as individuals control our actions, we as a society sets the norms. Thoughts? FFS let's try not to blame this all on Donnie.
  12. BJ although quoted slightly out of context, I must agree with the quote. Your post ignored Christ's other teachings such as - you were taught an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth (Old Testament reference), but I tell you do not resist and evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other one also.
  13. Having read the Koran I am confident in my interpretation. Please SE tell me what does polytheist mean to you?
  14. Please quote a verse or two from the New Testament that speaks of killing.
  15. If you truly have read the Koran, then you know it speaks of killing the polythiests (Christians) and the monotheists (Jews). How it accepts lying to non-believers if needed. Until those doctrines are recanted by the leaders of the faith. It is logical to be apprehensive