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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. you aren't with Don??? so which weapon do you have? Dons' should rule????
  2. blind squirrel and acorn...why aren't you and Rossco doing that all the time? btw...just so you know...you have a light air weapon
  3. a stupid man with seconds to live
  4. good job john
  5. Pulse is good..better when wifeys home...still don't know whether espo is a dick though. sure i survived I-95 in the monsoon against a very fast moving concrete barrier..but what the hell does that tell you?? I still don't know.
  6. wait..i think there is blue cotton involved (it could be fine)
  7. my socks are red
  8. you do understand that bumping it defeats your purpose..... meanwhile i want to hear about John, Bear, their cuntiness and their opinions on Boston terriers. Should be/could be fun.
  9. Little under a 6.5 knot average for the trip. Not bad for the Mokbel. Reckon he'd give Bullimore a run for his money with that and be less of a con man at the same time.
  10. clearly not!
  11. Admission to Heaven A priest dies and is waiting in line to enter Heaven. In front of him is a man dressed in a loud shirt, leather jacket, jeans and sunglasses. Gabriel says to the man, “I need to know who you are so that I can determine whether or not to admit you to the Kingdom of Heaven.” The man replies, “I’m Benny Fetrucci, taxi driver.” Gabriel consults his list, smiles and says to the taxi driver, “OK. Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” Now it’s the priest’s turn. He stands upright and says, “I am Father James O'Malley and I have been a priest for 40 years.” Gabriel looks at his list and says to the priest, “OK. Take this cotton robe and wooden staff and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.” “Hold on a minute,” says the priest, “that man before me was only a taxi driver. Why did he get a silken robe and golden staff?” “Up here, we only work by results,” says Gabriel. “While you preached, people slept — but while he drove, people prayed.”
  12. ahem...please check again Ms C....sheeesh...wimmin! now...back to our regularly scheduled PA segregational roundup.....giddy up!
  13. screw that...he said Farr 40. Is it so terrible a thing a boat falling apart there? Could think of worse places for it to happen. Good luck to you lot anyway Mozz. Cheers and don't listen to this dougherty character.
  14. soooo...the band is getting back together eh! You do realise a mid-fleet finish in Chi town will bring howls from certain J24 sailors in Florida. Just warned Rob of your predicament...to much amusement. Top 20 at least (you guys can do better) or Espo is dead to sailing. haha! About f'in time I say! Robbie can make you a non-dick again (OK...maybe thats a stretch) and you can remind him how to finish. All good. Go gettem.