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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. this is going to be great to follow!
  2. Nice video---- love seeing everyone in all the gear they own in the middle of a Minnesota Summer-- ahhhh the Trans, one of my favs
  3. The only thing I want to hear out of your mouth is "ham or turkey"
  4. get busy living, or get busy dying
  5. (903): I don't think casual Fridays means I can go to work with dried cum in my hair... (440): They should have to wear some identification that warns you to stay away. Like one of those cones dogs wear to keep them from biting stitches. CONE OF SHAME.
  6. holy cluster hack batman!
  7. coz it's funny as shit
  8. hey OneFiddy... that looked like your downwinder on Sunday.....lol j/k have a good weekend
  9. it just gets better.... "fuck come'on guys, tell me where I need to go"
  10. ahhh the classic line was when he says, "Fuck we're gonna need a beer for this".... ahhh jackasses... priceless
  11. is that you in the pic kitty, the tall one i am guessing? J22 team... There is nothing more stimulating then a strong grasp of creative license, one recieves from intellilectual banter...
  12. we had to send all our gear on the bus....I'm afriad we will have strip down to our skivies to make weight... reminds me of all the one design regattas we go to....this time it's a little more serious.... I am going to sneak my dv cam on though.. weez
  13. I will be doing the Trans on Chewie this year, I am planning on brining digital video cam and digi cam, hopefully my blackberry will connect in a few spots to give real time updates and photos. As awlays I brought my downhill ski racing gear minus the boots and helmet... but I did remember my goggles this time....you never know on ol Gitchigumi... you will see it all, from 90 degress to chilly..(that's really cold for all you southerners). The forcast is looking failry decent, not tons of breeze but hopefully not a triple zero event either, and the temps are forcasted to rise back into the 90's by Sunday / Monday, so let's hope for a solid southerly. I read on the trans site that they will have a real time tracker http://www.transsuperior.com/index.php?opt...id=18&Itemid=30 If you want to check current weather bouys visit here: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/Maps/WestGL.shtml My trip begins with a bush league flight from Duluth to the Soo, 4 guys cramed into a 172C, I'm glad Friday is supposed to be beautiful for flying... arrive in the Soo Friday night (Alla be willing). Will give an update at that time. Later SA'ers keep checking back.... weez out