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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. LOL! There are more "ignored" posts on this thread than visible ones! Now that's a first for me! (Now if the rest of you would stop quoting the assholes, it'd be even better!)
  2. Snakes and spiders. Big ol spiders with leg spans of 5" or more. Come creepin' across your face while you're sleeping and dangle that foot in your mouth, to see if there's anything in there.... Then up your nose just to see. Peel your eyelids back to make sure you're asleep before scampering down your belly to nest in your pubic hair and wait for the flies......
  3. I see an Inhalator is still here.... I would have thought he'd have gone back to one of his more esoteric names by now....
  4. I'm always a bit suspicious of people who scrub their bodies, and faces, and hands so clean that they show no sign of daily life. You can not wash away your sins, no matter how hard you scrub.
  5. As long as he doesn't hurt anymore innocent people, I don't care what kind of self immolation he chooses for himself.
  6. At first.... But then it became entertainment, considering what he put her, and several other people through. Like seeing Mussolini hung by his balls in the city square.
  7. Since his wife kicked him to the curb, Biff's been a bit more off the wall than usual.
  8. I see snakes in Wanking rude's future................... Just saying........................ I get these premonitions some times. I don't think they're poisonous..... Mostly.
  9. He will piss and shit himself at a state function. (And then deny it) He will pull QE 11's crown off her head and put it on Melania, saying "There! Now doesn't that look better?" He will play 18 holes of golf during the next domestic terror disaster and say "That's why I hired the best.... They can take care of this...."
  10. I was going to suggest this, but................... Best to practice on something else first. The Lancelot (and it's little brother Percival) are awesome tools, but not for the novice or faint of heart.
  11. T-9
  12. Trump is the obstructionist.
  13. My parents and sister used to play hide and seek with me. Sometimes they wouldn't find me for a whole weekend. I'd be like...."So where were you looking for me anyway?" and they'd be like "New York City"..... And I'd be like "Well, DUH! that's like a hundred miles from here, and I wear leg braces! How could I have gotten that far by a count of 50!?" And they'd be all like "Gosh.... Didn't think of that. Next time we'll look closer...."
  14. Nah.... They still made me ride the regular bus with all the regular kids.... But I got to sit up front, right behind the driver, and wear a helmet!!!