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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. They've been slaughtering each other for 1500+ years in the region. Us individuals aren't gonna do shit about that.
  2. Same shit comes out every election cycle.
  3. Images are powerful. I was under no illusion about death and destruction there. The course of The Vietnam war was changed by a few images, I'm hoping for the same with this one. Rebels cannot wage war with no supplies. If the US, Saudi, Israel and Europe stopped supplying anti Assad forces they would stop. Maybe they could just stop paying them, that would do. Who is next? We have had Sadam, Ghaddafi, now Assad. Starting to see the pattern? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw Everything you post is affected.
  4. That's funny!!! The number of a given demographic within a larger population is a statistic. GUMPY might not actually be aware of that, but such ignorance is sad, not funny. Would still like to see the actual source of the claim we only have 100 Muslims in the defence force. The press is known for repeating bullshit, simply by quoting idiots without knowledge on the matter having said it. For example, the press prints claims by Pauline Hanson all the time and she's a Grade A moron who knows shit fuck all about most things she spouts off about. Kind of like MBL actually. Cory bernadi says there's less than 100 Muslims in the ADF. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/defence/most-australian-army-rations-now-halal-kosher-or-vegetarian/news-story/dd9309531c897b990fc724fb5b33f4c5 As I said, it's a number often bandied about.
  5. I hope you folks are PMing trigger warnings to Wofsey.
  6. He wants attack dogs. I suppose when the family runs from the dogs, the little kids are the slowest. I don't think it would bother Rockdog to see a kid dragged around by a dog. A brown kid anyway. I wonder if Rockdog & GUMPY realise that "Stationary and mobile sensing devices. Armed border patrol. Attack dogs. Drones." are not things you make a wall out of. Makes a good distraction from answering the actual question asked though. A wall is a protective or restrictive barrier. You don't get to define what it's constructed by.
  7. Classy.
  8. Mobile batch plants, crushers, nothing to it....
  9. What would you propose Ben?
  10. Had ISIS taken a backward step before the Russians showed up?
  11. Did you read the link? Would you suggest a better material to build it out of? The engineer actually went into some discussion about materials and construction methods, concluding that the environmental conditions wouldn't be optimal for consistent curing of poured in place concrete. He sketched out a rough design involving slabs of pre-cured concrete held by posts. Yes I did. As an engineer I question why one would consider building this particular wall out of concrete. Doesn't seem well thought out at all. What should it be made out of then?
  12. That's a pretty stupid conclusion to jump to.
  13. Don't guess airhead. Last Iran missile test was in July.