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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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    Enjoying life with my loving wife of 57 years, in a beautiful forested mountain area. Enjoyed sailing in, & out of San Francisco Bay for many years

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  1. You know not of what you speak. We must stop meeting like this, people will talk, & Mr. Governail may become upset, Oh dear.
  2. I laughed a bit, inwardly, when I saw the guy, with his head down, run into the back of a parked car. I then said I felt sorry for him. I did not laugh at the poor guy, now likely dead, that T boned the Porsche. I pointed out that riding a bicycle was / is dangerous. Suggest you get your facts straight before making disparaging remarks about me, or others.
  3. Over the years I rode the Rubicon, about 8 times, in & out, on various dirt bikes, the kind with a motor. Depending on who we were riding with, it took about 4, maybe 5 hours, round trip. In my opinion, it is not really a "Fun" ride, slow, dusty, massively rocky, & strenuous, not sure why I kept doing it? A very similar, maybe more strenuous, ride is the Fordyce Lake Jeep trail, which I also rode many times, maybe about 30 or so miles west, sort of, the Rubicon.
  4. It appears the car, with bikes on a roof rack, & logos on the side, at 1:10, was part of the race support team. The lady should have used tha cross walk.
  5. As Bent would say, "I never said that" "That" being "It is OK to run over bicycle riders. I have commented that bicycle riding on busy, narrow, twisty roads, with no shoulder, creates a severe traffic for bike riders & cars. I posted on Badlattitude's thread because I was interested in it, no explanation necessary. If you think I shouldn't post here, that is a pity. Perhaps you should file a grievance with Lifeboy?
  6. Yes, I have mentioned about not wanting to get my car scratched or dented, "Damn bicycle riders, no consideration of other people's property". (My quote)
  7. "If the bike rider was riding responsibly, he could have avoided hitting her. " Just poking a little fun at the bike riders here, saying "if the car driver is driving responsibly, he can avoid hitting a bicycle rider" Works both ways. And no, it isn't "OK" if a car hits a bike rider, although when a bike rider puts himself in harms way, it does happen.
  8. It appears she didn't look both ways. If the bike rider was riding responsibly, he could have avoided hitting her. I always look both ways & then "Get 'er done", as quickly as possible, haven't been run over yet.
  9. I see, SV & Bus Driver should be very happy. What about that Mr. Zapata fellow, is he still around? I thought you said "Cunt" was an endearing term?
  10. White Honda CRV & Accord. Last Detroit Iron vehicle was bought in 1975, "Never again" "Fool me once---" "They all do that, it is not a problem" (Friendly Ford dealer quote) RIP, Ol' 75 Ford F250 Super Duty Super Cab:
  11. Being a relative newbie here, I am not sure I can qualify as a gun nut, enthusiast, perhaps? "Holding their own"? 'Own what"? I think all three or so, of us still have a grip on things? Want to interact with real gun nuts? Go here: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/index.php
  12. It was quite an adventure, but not necessarily a wise one. Used to see stuff like this quite often: Notice, please, the breaker is inside the Bonita Channel, where we used to travel, a lot. Not our photo, those buoys are least least 10 feet tall.
  13. Yes, & yes. He & I, about 1955, Jack Creek, Nevada