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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. So it's good to see that you finally admit that its criminals who are the problem. Why then are non criminal citizens always the focus of new gun laws?? Are criminals likely to turn in their guns during a gun confiscation errr gun buyback period??
  2. As usual Mark, you succinctly and correctly sum up the state of play. My only bone to pick with your assessment is with the bolded above....... you seem to be under the mistaken impression that "Randumb-dishonest" and "Randumb stupid" exist independently. I would suggest otherwise.....
  3. Correctamundo. I think we already told the Rooshians and the syrians a couple of weeks ago to stop messing around dropping bombs near our forces or letting any of their ground troops get too close to our SF guys. We popped a few on the ground who got too close recently, IIRC. So this shouldn't come as too much of a shock to anyone, especially assad and puti. And no the SU-22 is not worth a whole lot these days, as evadent. But they can drop bombs, even if inaccurately, they can be effective. Close still does count in horseshoes, hand grenades and 750 kg unguided gravity bombs when you're on the receiving end. As a side note, the Navy Super Hornet that shot down the Sukhoi flew off the aircraft carrier the USS George Bush.
  4. Looks like the Senate is growing a spine after all..... Good.
  5. What about Bush? Was his removal of two dictators ok and did not contribute to the rise of daesh?
  6. I am not one of those. I thought you did a fantastic job and were far more balanced and even handed than we deserved. You will be missed.
  7. What regulations concerning guns do you want that don't currently exist that would have stopped this from happening? Serious question SV.
  8. I had a fuck-load more fun learning to fly jets than sitting in Con Law listening to some ancient liberal prof drone on and on who likely thought his shit didn't stink..... And in the end, I'm fairly certain that I know more about Con Law than you know about flying jets. So I have that going for me.....
  9. Alan, when he is convicted of that and refuses to leave after being impeached - i"ll be the first one to pick up my AR-15 and defend the constitution.....
  11. I'm happy to put a Cleveland on it that sez you're wrong.....
  12. Yep. Well said. I particularly like the Sunni vs Shia analogy. Sadly very apt here. The one thing that is becoming evadent is that just like the sunni/shia schism, they hate each other even worse than they hate outside forces.... even though they really are on the same team. But they just can't see it for the hatred.
  13. You will have to explain how this has any correlation to the GF shooter, cuz I'm lost on this one..... How did ANY of that have do with why nutcase boi went after Gabby? Did you even bother to read my wiki cite about the shooter and his obsession with Gabby due to a perceived slight at a town hall??? Everything I've read about him said he was an equal opportunity hater of anyone or anything related to the gov't - R or D and that he was just mentally deranged. I see nothing where RWNM rhetoric whipped him into a frenzy. Please prove me wrong.....
  14. Yes, read the shooters FB page.
  15. You can thank jocal for that term. He's all about self-murder.....