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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. So he could rape Ivanka in the Lincoln bedroom, choke out Jared who was tied to the chair to watch and slit Melania's throat and not face a single charge. We know the GOP won't impeach him. Kinda makes him just like Kim Jong doesn't it?
  2. So unless he is removed, he is above the law?
  3. Your ex-wife certainly is.
  4. Can a sitting president be charged with a crime? Impeachment is a political process and only removes him from office.
  5. After the DNC lost the vacancy races in Montana and Georgia, they already look like Geraldo. What a bunch of losers.
  6. Impeachment will only happen when Trump drags down the Republican brand and congress fears being destroyed in the mid-terms. It ain't gonna happen. They are all in safe districts and the democRats simply can't win. Strap in, its gonna be a bumpy ride. I really don't know if a sitting president can be charged with a criminal offense without first going through impeachment. But we will see.
  7. Where did KMac go? I was going to make expresso.
  8. Did you read what conservatives are proposing with healthcare? Long germ logical conclusion?
  9. You think the pic Sully was liberal? How about Hurt Locker? Or Oceans 11-14? Star Wars? All liberal pushing a liberal agenda? Ok, maybe, because conservative movies would be dull and boring. Not worth making. Oh and conservatives have more than ONE medium, they also have the house, senate and presidency.
  10. Conservative religious right do the same thing. If you don't believe in the Lord they way they believe in the Lord, you are in league with Satan. Evangelical Free Church of the Burning Cross. Happy Joy Joy Sacrement of the most Vicious Blood. Lutherans. They all hate each other.
  11. The president is above the law. He can commit no crime.
  12. The reason liberal talk radio hasn't ever been successful is liberals don't require as much confirmation as conservatives do. They may be just as narrow minded, but are more confident in their opinions than conservatives are. And really it makes sense. Conservatives must believe in a lot of bull shit. They need to keep catapulting the propaganda.
  13. People like to have their opinions confirmed, not challenged. This is why FoxNews is so popular. They preach to the choir. Conservatives by nature don't want change. They tune out alternate facts that don't align with their preconceived notions.
  14. the best outcome we can hope for now when a cop faces justice is for him to get fired. they are never convicted. We need to change that. We don't need new laws, we need to change public perception. Cops are human and are both good and evil. Just like all of us. We need to hold them to the same standards we hold poor black men.
  15. Back in the day, we had three networks and very limited and expensive air time. To carve out non-revenue generating news out of a schedule required them to carefully use what they were given. Cablenews is entirely revenue generating now. And airtime is cheap. All they care about is providing enough entertainment to sell advertising. And just enough news content to keep the viewer thinking they aren't wasting their life watching their boob tube. FoxNews even put the waving flag on the bottom corner so the phosphorus wouldn't burn into the screen.