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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. I've been voting for 42 years now and I still don't fuckin' understand, except, if you don't vote, you don't bitch. I used to vote republican, now I'm just confused........ What happened to reasonable?? What happened???? You're from Wisconsin, might as well be fracking Canada. Thank god we left Madison in 1966, I lived there for 7 years. It was way too fucking cold and still is.
  2. JFC, Hiking or Traping while sailing is not dangerous unless the conditions warrant it to be Without a doubt any event that has a permit to run will disclose these items. Fracking End of the Wold Alarmists.
  3. My guess is BJ moved this (from SA to PA) because.....well because he thought it was right.
  4. Hey Sol, what is your Kleenex budget
  5. PHRF likely was around before most of the people bitching about their ratings bought their boats. Sometimes I wonder why people don't do a bit more research about whether their boats have a decent rating before they buy their boats if they are going to race in a PHRF fleet. I think PHRF is going to change soon.
  6. SASA sondes goode tome And then we could have a contest to design a burgee and raise money for an America's Cup campaign! The AC thing SCREAMS for a lawsuit. Where is that money? I have wondered that for some time. No doubt Clean's Truck, trips and boat?? I can't help but think if I had 50K for my Paralympic push. Yea, Scot is very much like Trump
  7. Trump and Scot a like the movie Twins with Schwarzenegger and Devito. They are very much alike. So because he is not a seasoned corrupt politician and acts different he is unfit? Since when does any one decide what is right and wrong in Politics? I have not been a fan of some of the things President Trump has done and said. But he was elected according to our Constitution and he see things in a different way, Not necessarily a bad thing. It's kind of like sailors putting foils on everything and old sailors going bat shit crazy. "That is not Sailing" Give it time. the people with their "Hands Out" for "Hand Outs" (that includes the Euro Socialists) will soon realize they had better get their shit wired. Sometimes you gotta shake the tree so hard the dead wood falls off. Isn't that what Scot wants to do with US Sailing?? The Human race is doomed and Devo had it right. Freedom From Choice is what you got. The media will decide and influence your choices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVGINIsLnqU
  8. They are talking about power boats or sailboats while being driven by their power unit. In the transom area kids have died from carbon monoxide. It the bow they fall over and get chopped up. Dangerous: What ever the officer feels is dangerous.
  9. Hong Kong, Insurance, your are kidding?? I figured someone would be dead by now.
  10. I've tasted pussy but never cooked pussy.
  11. Ah, So Cal is the best. Today I rode my hand cycle (look it up) and there was the dreaded Pt Conception. The Cape Horn of Calif. It's around 50+ miles up wind and of course the photo does not due justice, but there it is none the less. The Dredge is wrapping up operations too. It's a hi res photo so you can zoom in (sort of)
  12. I don't know if it is the eyes or what, but she has a serious "I'm going to boil your pet bunny" vibe.... Sorry, I'll take the Blonde on the bow any time.
  13. I thought the Shaw was a cool boat. If Scot had taken the boat to other areas like LBRW or Cal RW, maybe a few would have sold. But Scot did nothing with the 650. That is why it left the area unseen to most. Scot is like a death sentence to any MFG who thinks he will sell boats. I bet you or I would have been tickled to have a free boat to race. Hell, I got a crew who is ready to help deliver my Zap 26 to Del Rey and LB for racing this season................GOD BLESS. Maybe I can even get to the Yachting Cup.................oh I forgot it's mostly class racing as Scot has destroyed small boat PHRF in SD. I can only hope and try.
  14. You guys are lost. Scot is the biggest PUSSY in sailing ever. He has never competed in a OD dinghy or done anything on his own. Everything he has done is on the backs of others..................PERIOD. He bitches and offers nothing. He is much like Trump only, Scot has no money, just a history of fucking others in the ass. As for Clean, I've never had a word with the guy but he seems to like Scot more than anything else, sailing included. I guess it's good to ride on the backs of others......................isn't that what lawyers and grifters do? Grifter: Someone who cheats others out of money. Grifters are also known as chiselers, defrauders, gougers, scammers, swindlers, and Flim-flam man.
  15. Cheers mate