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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. we pushed our S2 7.9 with a 3 horse 4 stroke on Lake Michigan
  2. From a guy that knows cover ups....... "When a White House leans on the FBI, they’re in a cover-up mode," John Dean said regarding the way the Trump administration is trying to lean on the FBI.
  3. It's almost been 90 days so do we need this order? Or can't they start working on the review of policies until the order is in effect, and why would that be?
  4. "Manhattan office tower at 666 Fifth Ave." Can you imagine if Obama had a building with that address?
  5. " I imagine God making a sadist for every masochist and then rolling the dice on whether or not they hook up....just for shits and giggles." That's funny!
  6. "It's most definitely not fake, for better or worse." The only thing not fake about some of these tweets is they come from Trump.
  7. "Tailings"? Done a lot of off road motorcycle around mine tailings in the foothills, Tahoe National Forest, & lots & lots of riding in the Northern Nevada desert areas, heap big tailings there. One thing to remember, all that dirt came out of a nearby hole, very dangerous. "Slurry"? Yes, that is what they lay down on our streets about every two years, smelly stuff.
  8. " god indication" Edited to correct that .....sorry....or maybe it was a Freudian slip.
  9. Whatever he/his team come up with it will be a good indication of how this train wreck is going to go. Do they learn from their mistakes?
  10. I think he gets it legally right (not that I agree with the concept). May have learned a lesson.
  11. "That may be a part of it but the fundamental thing that drives them is that the R's have suckered them into believing that they too will become rich if they vote for a bunch of rich Republicans. It's been going on a long, long time and the R's are extremely good at it." The Prosperity Gospel of politics
  12. "Many people bitched and complained about E-Mail - the loss of intimacy, no more handwriting etc. etc. but I knew it was a huge improvement." Not for building personal business relationships.
  13. " pink pony defense."......is that saving a spot after the Mac race?
  14. Have we checked in with ALL the Bowling Greens? Bowling Green, Florida Bowling Green, Indiana Bowling Green, Kentucky, the largest city in the United States named Bowling Green Bowling Green, Maryland Bowling Green, Missouri Bowling Green (New York City), a public park in New York City Bowling Green (IRT Lexington Avenue Line), a subway station in New York City Bowling Green, Ohio Bowling Green State University, Ohio Bowling Green, Pennsylvania Bowling Green, Virginia, the seat of Caroline County Germany[edit] Bowling Green, Wiesbaden, a parkCanada[edit]Bowling Green, Amaranth, Ontario Bowling Green, Chatham-Kent, Ontario United Kingdom[edit]Bowling Green, Cornwall Bowling Green, Shropshire Bowling Green, Worcestershire Southampton Old Bowling Green One of them MAY have had a a massacre
  15. At least until Saturday night