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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. There are similar photos of Clinton and Dubya circulating Must Gropenfuhrer lie about EVERYTHING??
  2. Nonsense. There are a myriad of ways statues can limit people from achieving their potential. example: You, Dog, have the potential to set up an manage a statue museum and Confederacy apologist kiosk on the site where the Robert E. Lee statue used to stand. You cannot achieve that potential while the statue remains in place ^^^^legitimate argument^^^^ Please Dog!! Try not to assume your lack of creativity is not shared by the rest of us.
  3. What do you mean by "think your trollIng?" What action is thinking another man's trolling? How exactly do you perform this procedure?
  4. You guys are failing to comprehend the canine's position. Until Gropenfuhrer has been tried and convicted there is nothing against which to defend
  5. What is front page?
  6. James Cordon's opening tonight was truly the creation of some seriously thoughtful writers. Perhaps it will be available online in a few hours. Killing a bunch of kids in Manchester should seriously backfire on whoever intended to accomplish something by doing so
  7. And Gropenfuhrer claimed to be a Christian to get the suckers vote
  8. It isn't. Those who win wars get to decide whether the other side is wrong. the statue removal is just like taking down the Saddam statues... except, the losers erected statues AFTER they were defeated. Robert E. Lee led armies against US soldiers and killed thousands of our men. The USA has no reason to tolerate glorification of one of our enemies. Further, there are millions of American Citizens who consider honoring members of the Confederacy to be equivalent to agreeing they are subhuman creatures. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU MEAN SOMETHING ELSE!! The fact is you are telling millions of Americans it is OK to glorify those who fought to enslave "their kind." What possible "historical benefit" justifies sending a kid to a school whose name glorifies a person who fought to "kept niggers like him from having basic human rights?" Glorifying the leaders of the Confederacy suggests they were right. Glorifying the leaders of the confederacy suggests their cause was something other than obscene. How much of a total lie is the so-called historical remembrance??: Consider the plaques that label these statues. Not one of them says the following : "This statue represents Robert E Lee a man who lead troops against the armies of the United States of America and caused death too many American citizens. May the pigeons forever defecate upon this representation of a lowlife scumbag of a man." If that had been on the plaque, the statue might still be up today reminding us of history
  9. Why didn't he wear Muslim headgear while in Muslimistan??
  10. The only thing that is clear so far is the bombing has happened while Gropenfuhrer is the POTUS.
  11. Gropenfuhrer denies this the Kakistocracy believes him that settles it
  12. It never ceases to amaze me how Republicans cannot decide whether state's rights matter
  13. Interesting. I do not buy the "too hot to shake and body's hand nonsense. But during the campaign Gropenfuhrer was israel's best friend anywhere???!? Why would Gropenfuhrer wish to avoid being perceived as friendly toward Jews??
  14. Just consider, her hubby is now 65. I am in awe. Reid must be one very special fella