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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. If you get the chance, try to do the ghost tours out of the Menger Hotel. Also have a drink at the bar there.
  2. Sorry for your loss... Had to do that with two of mine. It ain't easy, but a lot of the time it's the kindest thing to do, for everyone involved. Wolfgang, Sophie and Sebastian will show her the ropes and keep her company over on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge till we get there... TT
  3. My condolences to you and your family. He will be missed not only by you, but everyone here. .... He's somewhere on the ocean, now A place he ought to be. With one hand on the starboard rail He's waving back to me..... Fair winds and following seas, my friend. TT
  4. Meli: I'm another one that can wholly identify with your plight. My mother is 89, we moved her into assisted living February this year. She is in the beginning stages of dementia, and was really a danger to herself while she was living alone. Luckily, (unluckily?), I live about 45 minutes away; the middle of the night phone calls accusing either me, my wife, or someone else had come over in the middle of the day while she was out and re-arraigned everything in her kitchen and laundry room and bedroom were getting more and more frequent. I had inspected everything, and knew that no-one had been in her house, much less moved things around. She was also alienating all of her friends and acquaintances with angry tirades, because she couldn't remember how to play the card or domino games with them. My brother joined the service in 1975 and never lived less than 3 hours away from here. Mid last year, when all of this started, she began calling him (in N. Carolina) stating that we were not believing anything she told us about people coming into her house while she was out. He ended up selling his house and pretty much everything else they owned to move down here and take care of her, since I wasn't. Well, to make a long story not much shorter, after about 2 weeks living with her, they found out just how far around the bend she had gotten. Moving her out and into assisted living was the hardest, most guilt-ridden process I have ever gone thru. The facility is great, lots of people she knows are already in there, the staff very caring and understanding. A couple years ago, when she was still pretty lucid, she had all of her power of attorney's transferred over to me: financial, health, the whole nine yards. So I was the one that had to sign everything, including the sale of her house, car, signing the applications to the facility she currently lives in, etc. I still get accused by her of stealing everything, not legally being able to sell her stuff, everything. It's pretty gut-wrenching every time it happens, but it gets a bit easier knowing that the woman that's berating me isn't the mother that raised me... PM me if your would like, want or need any support... TT
  5. Pics or it never happened.... ;-) Well, I went and done it... I picked up a (new to me) 2003 ST1300 in Ft. Worth last Saturday. Bloody LOVE the thing so far. AND the SO even enjoys riding on it. She made the statement "it's a hell of a lot more comfortable than the '08 Ultra we had access to... It's got 62,500 miles on it (or did, anyway, before I got hold of it). It is (supposedly) a one-owner bike, silver over black, and still looks great. Going to be putting tires on it in the next couple weeks and doing a full service on it, just cause I don't know the whole history of it. Yeah, yeah, I know "pics or it never happened..." I'm still trying to find some shots of the '82 900C I had, but I'll get pic's of the new one up as soon as I stop riding long enough to get some good shots of it... TT
  6. They are solid, well performing general purpose bikes. As long as you don't get more than about 90% of the way to "the edge" - you'll have fun doin' most anything you can on two wheels with 'em. Honda reliability, but, chasin' parts for any 20+ yr old metric bike can be a challenge. They're a bit tall, slightly top heavy, and if you crank hard on the throttle coming outta corners, it can take a few times to get used to the "shaft jack". I averaged about 40MPG in normal riding on the one I owned, moved from a V65 Sabre to it, the Sabre was quicker, but, the ST was much more comfortable and easier to work on. If you like UJMs (Universal Japanese Motorcycles), and don't need all the plastic, another very solid and comfortable bike that's available cheap is the Suzuki Bandit. The 1200 was built upon a de-tuned GSXR1100 engine, it pulled REAL hard without having to drop 4 gears coming out of the corner, was comfortable, and you could ride it 300 miles to the drag strip, run 11s, and drive it home w/no worries. Thanks for the input. I'm familiar with the "shaft jack" as you put it, I had a 900 Custom for a lot of years, but this is a bigger bike w/ more torque available. I do appreciate the heads-up on it. I've had a soft spot for the UJM forever it seems, and I don't mind the plastic. I like the way they look, and the comfort factor is way high for me. Thanks again for the insight, I think I'm just gonna have to pull the trigger on one of these... TT
  7. Looking for some intelligent (?) input from you bike nerds: There are a couple of mid-90's Honda ST1100's for sale in the area for (what seems to me) reasonable money, between $2100 & $3000. Anyone got one? Pro's & con's of the machine? Everything I've read so far has been pretty positive (reliable, fairly good mileage, plenty of power, etc.) with the only real negatives being they are "boring" (whatever that means). Most of the one's I've seen for sale anywhere seem to be relatively high mileage (the one's I'm considering have 62,000 & 83,000 miles respectively). Thoughts? I'm not looking for a full-on sport bike or a full-on cruiser (had both in another life). Just want something I can spend time on while having a good time and use occasionally for commuting. Disclaimer: I've been riding since I was 14. Haven't owned my own bike in about 5 years, and looking to get back out there... TT
  8. My SO had similar surgery, but they ended up taking off half of her nose while doing it. I do applaud the dermatologist who did it for being thorough and getting all of it, but the larger-than-quarter sized wound he left because he seemed clueless to how the final product would look was devastating to her. I was glad that he got all of it... She freaked, and immediately jumped on the first plastic quack she could get an appointment with, not listening to me or anyone else about what a clown this guy was (he almost killed one of his ex-wives while performing surgery on her while he was high on coke...). He ended up taking a large patch from her forehead, passing it under a bridge of skin at the to of her nose and sewing it down to the wound on the nose bridge, then trying to pull the skin on her forehead together to cover the over-sized hole in her forehead. Afterwards, this clown merely blew it off on how bad it looked, stating "... it will all be fine once the swelling goes down. Here, let's just put her on some anti-depressants to help with the psychological trauma...". I don't think I have ever wanted to pound someone into the dirt so bad... He pretty much got run out of town because of his ineptness (he's in Dallas last I heard, you folks up there steer clear...), we tried to sue the guy for a shitty job, but really couldn't get any traction on it... She has since had at least 3 more cosmetic procedures by some very accomplished professionals in other cities (the main one used to do work on the wives of Spur's players... he was VERY good at his trade...). She has been told since that there is nothing more that they can do, short of some major reconstructive surgery that neither one of us really want to contemplate. And, while anyone who knew her before this fiasco still thinks she is a beautiful lady (as do I), she thinks that is the only thing people can see. Most people who didn't know her before don't really notice it, or if they do ask, are very sympathetic to what happened... One (somewhat) funny story: Just a couple days after her initial MoHs work, we were in a Hobby Lobby looking around. Some stupid 50's something twat and her friend came up to the wife (while I was standing there) and asked " if she was alright, and did I hit her..?" I merely looked at this slag and asked, very nicely, "Do you have any clue what basil cell carcinoma is, and how MoHs surgery worked, and that the wife just had this surgery a couple days prior." Then proceeded to let her know that," just because she made poor choices in men in her past, that not all women are as stupid as she was, and she might just want to mind her own fucking business before jumping to conclusions about other peoples relationships..." Mind you, there were about a dozen people in earshot of this conversation, and all were pretty much laughing at the idiot as she scurried away... YMMV, as always... TT
  9. Umm... why not? TT
  10. (740): Lol. I get my husbands paycheck every week. Immediate deposit into my purse next to his balls.
  11. (305): If you find my purse on your yacht please call me - girl you slept with after yacht party Okay, which one of you Anarchist's was it?? Inquiring minds want to know... TT
  12. Shee it, got me. What is the opposite of Oral? Anal? I was pondering that as well. Aural? Written, maybe? I would think that anal would be a companion word for oral. TT
  13. (801): Mid stroke she told me she'd had bigger. Replied I could tell. Sex ended right at that moment.
  14. (925): Babe.. You are farting in your sleep and it literally smells like something crawled up your asshole and died.. I'm gagging and I feel like I'm eating your fart right now. I want to tape your ass cheeks shut and plug up that canon you call your ass. All I hear is snores and farts.. You are lucky I love you TT
  15. Fair winds and following seas, Catherine... I considered you a friend, and am a better person for knowing you, even for the short time I did. TT