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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Lake Erie Anarchy Part 2

    RIB Boat Crash in the Islands: Marblehead One person died and two suffered severe injuries late Tuesday when their 25-foot inflatable boat crashed into a breakwall near Ballast Island, just east of Middle Bass Island, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The victims’ identities were withheld pending notification of their families, said Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman. Police dispatchers first received a call about the boat crash at 10:39 p.m. A Coast Guard crew had been training near Port Clinton at the time, so they were able to reach the scene within three minutes, Jorgensen said. The crew arrived to find two people standing in shallow water near Ballast Island. The two were suffering from serious injuries, but they were conscious and talking, Jorgensen said. The Coast Guard crew moored its own vessel to a small pier at the island, then pulled the two people to safety. Rescuers then learned a third person had also been aboard the boat. They quickly found that victim floating in the water. When other emergency crews arrived at the scene, the victim was pronounced dead. Coast Guard crews can’t pronounce someone dead, Jorgensen said. A medical helicopter was unable to reach the scene because of the rain that hit the Marblehead area immediately after the crash. Coast Guard crews stabilized the two survivors on Ballast Island, and shortly after midnight they took them by boat to the Miller Boat Line dock on East Water Street in Catawba, dispatchers said. Ambulances then took the two to Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton. “They have severe injuries, but we don’t know their condition right now,” Jorgensen said at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. “From what I understand it was pretty severe injuries. Head and neck and possible a broken arm, and the other person had head injures as well.” The crashed vessel was a rigid-hull inflatable boat, similar to the one Coast Guard crews use, Jorgensen said. Marblehead firefighters, state watercraft officers, the Ottawa County dive team and Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies all assisted in the rescue.