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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. Just a few months short of 12 years!! ??? is this the oldest active thread?? it certainly quit being funny at least 11 years ago
  2. It is an interesting situation but I do not know enough to have a position: 1. Are the Argentine lemons grown and shipped in such a fashion we can reasonably guarantee their importation will not endanger our citrus industry or bring invasive sieves of insects or new diseases ? 2. Has any legislator who has not revised himself from participation in the process taken any campaign contributions from anyone from either side who could possibly profit from that legislator's vote?? 3. Are the Argentine workers compensated at least as well as American citrus workers ?? ( "We would love to have you compete and help raise the quality of products available to our consumers but we will not allow products made by exploited workers into our economic system." 4. Will the Argentine growers sponsor College football bowl games and pay to put their names on Baseball stadiums? 5. Will they have Argentine chicks in their ads?
  3. Buying that Houston boat without a thorough inspection by someone who knows all about how Melges 24 deteriorate and why might get you a liability rather than a bargain. Interested? Get in contact with Zaney and pay him $500 to $1000 to crawl all over the thing. If it is a deal, it will still be a deal. If it is garbage, your expert will save you $12,500 plus whatever it costs you to get rid of your mistake
  4. The sheeple shall not rise and fight.
  5. What is front page??
  6. How low can your standards go?? Certainly five years ago a congressional candidate who attacked a reporter for asking a question about positions related to well known upcoming votes would have brought outrage from BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE. Certainly the Congress should consider whether this man is fit to serve in that elite body. Certainly the fact most of the votes were cast before the incident throws the entire election up for a reasonable review. One reasonable solution would be to deny the criminal a seat, set a date for another election and leave plenty of time for the Republicans to hold a primary so they can select a new candidate. People who criminally assault reporters for doing their jobs have no place in our Congress.
  7. I cannot lower my standards rapidly enough to keep up with Gropenfuhrer's performance
  8. It is probably impossible for anyone to grasp the full insanity of That thread.
  9. Looks like everybody has to spend money or quit being competitive.
  10. A perfect example of why Sunfish should no longer be a limited use trademark.
  11. Use more bumpers
  12. There are similar photos of Clinton and Dubya circulating Must Gropenfuhrer lie about EVERYTHING??