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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. Clean has already posted all my personal information here so there is only one other revenge he can take. ( I've' already had an anonymous bogus business complaint filed with my state licensure board that I suspect was a result of his shenanigans.)
  2. No thanks necessary, am always perfectly happy to post anything I want to. If you have a problem with the author then F off away and go get into a shit fight with them; you might even earn some thanks here too, simply for leaving What do you want to see instead, links posted to FP pieces that look like they were written by a 3 year old monkey? Love it. Tell the stupid fuck where to go.
  3. OK, I'll bite, what's the minimum nationality rule number?
  4. Maybe the Grumpster has decided that since the NZ public didn't cough up any cash for the chips and beer they don't deserve any fun.
  5. More to this than meets the eye, you can bet on that. Awaiting the fallout with some trepidation. They're just trimming more unnecessary fat.
  6. Their doing just fine. All the rich backers and sponsors are neatly lined up and their 45's are busy practicing at a secret location in NZ.
  7. Gotta love those NZander AC fanboys. The definition of good sports.
  8. Hell your Grandma could have driven the 1st win. JS the wonder-boy sticks the boat in irons - starts 2 minutes behind, and still wins. FatBrad "Did you see what happened out there!?" Not a brilliant strategy for the ODAC You didn't give us your assessment of JS in AC34. Why not measure his success by most gallons of NZ tears shed?
  9. Having a good day are we ? One of his favorite sheep ran away and eloped with a less angry NZander.
  10. We can all leave, and you can make it happen.
  11. Hey you just go on spinning and justifying the US sponsored malfeasance in the world - job for several lifetimes "US sponsored malfeasance in the world" I think your fucked up hatred of the US goes way beyond a simple sailboat race.
  12. I heard from a reliable source that he drinks water.
  13. So how much longer can The Grumpster play the poormouth game? No team news, no sponsor plugs? Should we be worried? Is it all part of his maneuvering for government handouts?
  14. Japan has relatively few billionaires for what is the worlds third largest economy. Speaks volumes about their economic system.
  15. More spin from the bot.... The article plainly states that should etnz withdraw there will be another team from NZ.... Not too hard to figure out who is on board with that deal, all Russ has to do is marginalized Grant Dalton's team, which has been the most competitive against your heros, and he's been obvious in his attempts to fuck ETNZ to everyone but you ... Once it's done, up will pop team oracle brad and you will have your poodle circus AC... Oracle brad. That's ridiculous even by your standards. And you have to be a nitwit NZer to believe Grumpy's poorboy ploy/plea to bamboozle the taxpayer out of some cash.