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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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    Anacortes, Wa
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    Sailing, Constitutional Amendments, Freedom, Rum, Lots of Rum

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  1. Hmmmm. 11 years and 4452 posts for me. But I have only been retired for a year. I second the opinions here on your contributions (I would have said it sooner but I was in the boatyard!) You have demonstrated a mostly consistent and moderate opinion here and its a much needed perspective. I attribute it to years of hard work by Mrs PB in making you "more refined" WL
  2. Tragic. Thoughts and prayers to victims and families. WL
  3. Everyone I ever worked with had that one thing that would take them out of the game. Always a constant source of entertainment around the station..... Mine is unmentionable.......
  4. Yep. I have given some consideration to getting a big yellow t-shirt with TRUMP in 12' high letters and underneath "he's a fucking idiot" in 1" high letters. Being retired this could occupy a lot of my time in a rather humorous fashion. (I know take it to PA) You can insert almost any snowflake topic in there and get the same result. WL
  5. ^^^ This. ad nauseam She/he trolls for attention and nothing else. WL
  6. https://theundefeated.com/features/colin-kaepernick-pete-carroll-seahawks-warren-moon/ Linky WL
  7. Sigh...... While it is never a good idea to feed the trolls...... That's been thrown around for a week now in the local talk shows. All taken from Pete Carrol being asked "with players like Kapernik, RGIII and other veterans available, would you be interested? To which he replied "We are looking at everything" The only way I see the Carrol and Schnieder making this move is if the benefit outweighs the risk. I don't see how it can, but then I don't run a football program either. I would still root for my Hawks, but I would wear my "Kneel for the Cross, Stand for the Flag" shirt to every game I went to. I know people have different opinions about him and his kneeling. I have mine. WL
  8. Yep. Tough old bird. There used to be a bar in his memory in Anchorage. In the Northern Lights Mall, as I recall. At least there was in the early '80s WL
  9. Of a man named a Leroy Brown! I knew that you, would not let me down snags! WL
  10. 2001. Not many of them out there. I see them occasionally one CL. When I had to move from my Ram 2500 to a "passenger friendly" vehicle for kids, I wanted one that would still pull my boat. 250,000 miles later and still running strong. WL
  11. Mine involves a cow catcher on the front bumper of the 3/4 ton 'Burb with the 496 under the hood. That and the zombie apocalypse where a lot zombies die. WL
  12. Well, it is the baddest part of town... WL
  13. Jus sayin WL
  14. Thoughts and prayers for him to be found washed up at a beachside bar chasing the waitress! WL
  15. You can try calling Anacortes Marina and ask if they have any sublets available. Pretty late in the year to start looking though. WL