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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. Yes it is possible and here is how https://www.sovereignman.com/finance/presenting-the-hookers-and-blow-gdp-component-for-select-european-economies-15178/
  2. I wonder how the Stanford band is going to lampoon this at the halftime show when they play ND this year in.. May be worth the trip to Palo Alto this fall.
  3. I am wondering if some of these crop dusting guys were telling a tall tale to discourage others from getting into it... When I lived in Visalia there were a few of the guys at the Hanford Airport... Some of them looked like that had been at it for a while..
  4. I thought the same at one time... but after talking to a few of these guys.... ahhhhh no, I take my chances flying around and picking up bags of checks... besides.... who cares if your "a little" overweight and only have 15 minutes reserve when you land... Your engine done yet?
  5. You may be right, I thought it was the infamous "Magoo Wave... "
  6. Last night around "sixish" we were doing the ILS 30 approach into Long Beach... I was safety pilot for a guy looking to get current with his IFR... We took the LAX front side route in place of going through "the valley." We were coming off the Catalina VOR with vectors for the approach, and when we got close to Seal Beach I saw three or four helicopters just hanging there about 2000 feet below us. I was hoping there wasn't another mid collision like there was in 2001 as this is a "intensive training area" with its own frequency... and the angle of the sun at that time of night can blinding if facing WSW. A quick scan of the surface and I saw no rescue operations going on so I figure it to be something else.. So they're looking for sharks huh? WTF is up with that?
  7. Enjoy - even though this is an RC plane... well, it still some skill. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=airplane%20landings%20windy
  8. Cheaper still is Slab City The Cesar Chavez Blvd Interstate 5 underpass....
  9. You can always go for the.... Shite stained look
  10. If they want to live cheap two words.... trailer park
  11. That is some Recruiting Poster stuff right there... Well done to you and the Mrs... this gives me some faith in the younger generations.
  12. The can always play the Cowboys!!!
  13. Doubtful... with more and more people doing on-line shopping and wanting the stuff yesterday... FedEx will survive.... WTF... they have the largest airline (plane wise) in the world and do contact work for the USPS and a few others out there. They are not going anywhere soon. On another note, I have had nothing but good luck with them... did have a situation where I shipped a sail FedEx Ground that never got to the buyer... after a week of them doing an internal investigation they found it in Denver where all their lost packages go to die.. The had to opened the box to verify the contents, which they did and shipped it back... When they opened the box they put a big gash in the sail To my fortune I had it insured for double what it was worth and they had no problem cutting me a check once I took it to one of their depots for a claims inspection. Kept the sail, got a new panel put in and sold it again..