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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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    On my boat, somewhere...
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    Hallberg-Rassy 53 "Evenstar"

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  1. How do you spin assaulting a reporter in front of three Fox News employees into a smear? I mean, unless you're a gullible dipshit and believe Gianforte's explanation, that is. When Fox News is not only not changing to a (D) for you, they're testifying against you...you're pretty dead. I'm sure Trumpsters will love him for it though.
  2. He's been charged with assault. Breaking precedent, a politician started committing crimes before he was elected.
  3. It's annoying thing, and I'm still trying to figure out a better way to have something on top of every forum like that which isn't annoying. The other Announcements weren't as annoying, so it is probably the length.
  4. His sister has a guitar on the boat...he wasn't interested then, either. Back before we left he played the clarinet in school, but without a band around him it was less appealing.
  5. Just being polite! Glad to see he's getting good information with that regards. I can talk to him about a lot things, but my industry knowledge of your field is zilch when it comes to picking out a place to work with a good career path.
  6. He's apparently having a great time with it so far. He seems a little puzzled by the whole "evening" concept with no work, projects or homework to do.
  7. Nix pictures. Mind if I stick up on FB for the family?
  8. Seriously? Compared to the ball bearing block I asked for (which you ommitted from my quote.) And, wouldn't you agree that the poly sheave is the weak link? They break all the time. "Friction is not a factor?" I'm guessing Brent's PTFE lubricant budget is zero too. My blocks tend to be rated way more than 900 lbs.
  9. Nope, it was the old site.
  10. CBO report on the AHCA is out. The brief summary: MASSIVE cuts in coverage in health care for many to provide huge tax cuts for the rich. Should surprise no one. https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52752 This graph is interesting, it basically shows the net deficit changes to various provisions. So you cut benefits and subsidies to reduce premiums... But you have room then to include 664 Billion in tax breaks.
  11. I'm genuinely surprised that Trump didn't give the pope a signed edition of "The Art of the Deal."
  12. Agreed. I think that's a matter of having to create special ads for the mobile site. I'll bring it to Scot's attention, I don't set up the ads.
  13. I think that is from the new version, if DA-WOODY would share with the class how he did it, it would be helpful.
  14. No, he told the fishermen to cast their nets to the other side of the boat. They did and the nets came up full. That that was him just planting miracles to impress them. Nothing to do with teaching them to fish. Any halfway decent messiah should be able to do that.