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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 take liberties with my Australian friends, as I don't usually make use of the "c-word". But some of them find it almost as utilitarian as "fuck". Like the word 'fuck' the c word is very useful http://www.betootaadvocate.com/?s=cunt
  2. There's always New Zealand... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xUYbI64QHI
  3. and yet none of these compare to the plants - especially the gympie-gympie stinging tree - http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2009/06/gympie-gympie-once-stung,-never-forgotten/ North Queensland road surveyor A.C. Macmillan was among the first to document the effects of a stinging tree, reporting to his boss in 1866 that his packhorse “was stung, got mad, and died within two hours”. Similar tales abound in local folklore of horses jumping in agony off cliffs and forestry workers drinking themselves silly to dull the intractable pain. Writing to Marina in 1994, Australian ex-serviceman Cyril Bromley described falling into a stinging tree during mili­tary training on the tableland in World War II. Strapped to a hospital bed for three weeks and administered all manner of unsuccessful treatments, he was sent “as mad as a cut snake” by the pain. Cyril also told of an officer shooting himself after using a stinging-tree leaf for “toilet purposes”. He’s had too many stings to count but Ernie Rider will never forget the day in 1963 that he was slapped in the face, arms and chest by a stinging tree. “I remember it feeling like there were giant hands trying to squash my chest,” he said. “For two or three days the pain was almost unbearable; I couldn’t work or sleep, then it was pretty bad pain for another fortnight or so. The stinging persisted for two years and recurred every time I had a cold shower.” “Being stung is the worst kind of pain you can imagine - like being burnt with hot acid and electrocuted at the same time,” said Marina, who at the time was a postgraduate student at James Cook University investigating the herbivores that eat stinging trees. And the worst thing is - even a dead leaf from the tree will deliver the same poison as a live one.
  4. PB, Brussel sprouts are the rancid, sweat soaked balls of the devil and have no place even near the dinner table. Second the motion on brussel sprouts and add cauliflower. Seriously what the fuck is cauliflower - nothing but a tasteless albino version of broccoli. Cauliflower cheese has to be one of the most vile things a mad sadistic overweight kid-hating school canteen fitter&turner* ever invented. * as in fit food into a pot and turn it into shit.
  5. Have to agree there Mike - make sure you leave some time at the start of your holiday to do some of the shore dives on Guadalcanal. You can dive a B17 bomber and 2 japanese transport ships from the beaches. The wall diving in the Solomon's should blow your mind - diving in water +300m deep with an island only 30m away is an experience you don't forget. I was there 20 yrs ago and still can't get it out of my mind!
  6. Yup - That's about how long I lasted. Absolute bollocks.
  7. uummmm - no, he wasn't. It was big in the news that he was going to be, but it never happened. My mistake, I thought it had occurred. No problems - I thought so to but it was just the typical media play up. I did learn a bit more about the caning's in Singapore and Malaysia - holy fuck! The process is absolutely barbaric and sickening. The number of offenses that you can be caned for is massive (you can be caned for swearing in Singapore) and the number of sentences is increasing every year - that is normally a sign of a regime grasping onto power.The other thing, which is also disturbing, is that people claim it's a deterrent but if you have to use it at all, and the number of caning's are increasing, then it can't be much of a deterrent. Regardless of where it is carried out it is a ridiculous punishment that should be banned
  8. uummmm - no, he wasn't. It was big in the news that he was going to be, but it never happened.
  9. Diploma in Geoscience - worked in mining/mineral exploration for 12 year. Absolutely loved it but realised pretty quickly that it's not a long term career (long periods away in some really remote places in Australia before mobile phones/email etc. Almost impossible to keep a relationship going when you disappear for 5 - 6 weeks out bush with no contact. Went to uni part time - now that was a hard time of my life, working 12 hours a day at a mine site and then doing 2-3 hours study every night but five years later graduated with a BSc in Atmospheric Science and have been working as an atmospheric scientist for over 15 years - loving every minute of it!
  10. We put all of our politicians in prison as soon as they're elected. Don't you? (Terry Pratchett - The Last Continent)
  11. Heya Scarecrow - When I built around 5 years ago we put LED downlights throughout the house. I've had absolutely no problems with them and reckon that they are way better than the halogen lights. I've also got a 4kw solar system installed a few years ago and my power bill is almost non-existent these days.
  12. We have these vicious bastards all over the farm I grew up on in northern NSW - you learnt from a very young age not go near them, even the dead leaves on the ground still packed all the poison of a live one. The pain can last for months - seriously. Any change in temperature can set it off - hot shower on a cold day could have you screaming in pain as the poison started again. It was literally the only thing on the whole farm that scared me - snakes, no problems, funnel web spiders, not an issue, aggro bulls, deal with it, broad leaf stinging tree - run away!