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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. One more.. not because the jumping's impressive, because it's a such great "I get knocked down, but I get up again" video. This chick has fucking grit. Start watching at 1:10.
  2. It's especially hard to accept it as "cultural difference", when the same culture already provides a much more sporting option: Recortes (slow to get started, skip the first 2 minutes) also slow to start, skip the first minute & a half:
  3. "...accusing the US of a "deliberate failure to make good on its commitments" under the de-confliction deal." ?? I thought the "de-confliction" deal was already cancelled - ? - by Russia, after Trump tomahawked the Syrian airfield.
  4. I'm not reading the thread. Just dropping in to say: steel framed building. fires on the inside. vs reinforced concrete building. fires mostly on the outside (between the insulation and cladding) The only thing they have in common is being tall. And it does seem there's some lessons to be learned RE fire exits & egress stairways... the death toll is proportionately MUCH worse than even 9/11... But - comparing the two buildings structurally, is just nonsense. That's okay, we already know what to expect from Random. He's the type of guy who lies about what he posted, after deleting it, instead of just owning up to a simple mistake. Not sure if he's troll or a paid shill, but whatevs. I know he's insincere. edit: can't help myself, read the thread. Same old bullshit, AS IF it hadn't been pointed out last time, and the time before, and the time before... Yeah, no plane hit building 7; but some big bits of tower 1 debris, did.
  5. https://medium.com/@Limerick1914/open-letter-to-irish-central-irish-examiner-and-scientific-american-about-their-irish-slaves-3f6cf23b8d7f#.y8vhhbflq
  6. heathen.
  7. I'm a little irritated at the way they keep using the UK as one extreme of "single payer"'s possible meanings. Conflating "payer" with "provider"... when your whole argument is that "payer" is not "administrator"...
  8. New Yorkers wouldn't know a decent bagel if... Actually, that's not fair. Some of them know better. There's a couple places doing quite well, importing from Montreal.
  9. And after all that trouble, the result is still barely distinguishable from bread! Now, a Montreal bagel, on the other hand...
  10. Africans didn't already know how to grow crops?
  11. They used to say that about Brooklyn, ten years ago;and look at it now... Wouldn't surprise me if Jersey City was the next area to gentrify. Not many other options left.
  12. Never mind, I'm a moron. 50k, household. 30k (mostly) individual.
  13. Re-read my post. Nobody said anything about average. "Split point" between "top 50%" and "bottom 50%" = median, not average.
  14. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/civil-war-revisionism-shames-america-article-1.3134681 Basically the same argument, but slightly different emphasis.