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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. You sure are
  2. You believe the world will continue to exist after your death.
  3. your examples are not examples unless you are a right wing whacko who believes those investigations have no substance.
  4. More Republican bullshit.
  5. If you are seventy and want to be as rich as possible when you die and absolutely nothing but the dollar matters to you ... The current Administration is your friend
  6. Nonsense. They made a mistake, they followed up properly. End of story is FAUX news dead because of all the totally false stories they have broadcast?? the ONLY people who are in the slightest bit upset about CNN are those whack jobs on the fringes who rail against the centrist news.
  7. Not an issue
  8. Is this thread a distraction from a real political issue ? if not.... which issue ??
  9. Dunno but that mast needs some varnish very very soon or it will be garbage
  10. Perhaps Poopie's most honest and interesting post ever.
  11. Nope. It was under construction and there are suspects. BUt not a certain enough set of evidence. the crime still happened. the crime also happens when Amish barns burn Every New year's Eve the crime happens when rapes go unreported the crime happens when something is stolen and the owner thinks it was simply misplaced My point wasn't about Muslims and mosques.... it was about crimes happening whether anybody is convicted or not
  12. As Moderate lies bleeding on the floor, Ben takes Moderate's gun and pulls the trigger ten more times. It is at that moment Ben notices all the water and realizes Moderate only has a squirt gun. Sheesh Ben!! You are so totally destroying every argument Moderate makes to are beginning to appear to be sadistic.
  13. Too simplistic and wrong. I don't live that way and don't appreciate those who do. A. You can be a horrible criminal who no one ever even suspects.... example: Jerry Sandusky for his first six decades B. Just because it isn't "technically" illegal to do something, that doesn't mean it is OK to do it. C. Politics often stops the DA from prosecuting. Example: A local Mosque was burned to the ground and no one has been charged. The crime happened D. Bill Cosby, OJ Simpson, Hillary Clinton Many are certain crimes were committed. Note: I have no problem with institution of a rule that says, "It is illegal to continue to call person like OJ guilty after he has been taken to court by the community and found not guilty." E. Sailboat racing: If you touch the mark, and no other team sees it happen, you take the penalty
  14. Demand your money back!!! You paid for a blistered boat!!!