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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. So what's your point there walnut brain? Besides the one on your head. From your link.
  2. Recovery summer?
  3. That last statement is particularly ironic because this case was an opportunity for the Court to overturn their own decision in Cruikshank, in which they said that a white mob that massacred 160+ blacks did not deprive them of any federally protected right to assemble or to bear arms because the Bill of Rights did not apply to lower governments. While I agree with Sol in his last post, above, why should I/we gloat over a decision that should have been a no-brainer in the first place? Good job Supreme Court. Now let's move-on to repeal ObamaCare.
  4. ..no brains, no headaches. Who ya' tryin' to control eh, BG?
  5. You're joking right? There's insurance for anything and everything. Especially in the good ol' USA. Let me introduce you to my friend Peter B. Lewis, I'm sure he wants to build another Frank Gehry building somewhere.
  6. Funnier still..... Bump.
  7. with the dow up 273 today sitting at 10,200 you are looking more stupid than usual....... TOTH to Obama? Ahhh the moron responds. You're an idiot. Bump
  8. I wonder what would happen if you did a quick search as to how much and often each of those two has been quoted recently. Not scientific, but might be enlightening as to who has the ear of the public. As for Biden being a heartbeat away from the football - the same could be said about Palin had McCain won. Of course, in that scenario, the heartbeat would have been more tenuous. Why do you people keep equivocating when it comes to Biden? From a constitutional perspective he is the second most powerful person in the US and (perhaps) the world. Yet you keep turning back to Palin, some campy 'celebrity', Alaskan secessionist. Hell she isn't even speaking on behalf of the party that nominated her for the vp spot, she is speaking at a quasi-disorganized grass roots upstart. I mean for crap's sake this isn't even on a par with Ross Perot or John Anderson's bids for a third party alternative! And the speculation that McCain would have had medical issues is laughable. One could just as easily say that Obama is more likely to be assassinated by a supremacist than McCain is like to have had a medical problem that would cause a constitutional crisis. Oh, and last we checked, Palin isn't VP, Joe Biden is! Geezus you people are blinded by your partisan myopia. We have a really weak president and an idiot for a vice president....couple that with a dingbat as leader of the house.....what have you people done? Best we can hope for is we skate through the next 3 years. If not the alternative is that the top two in line for the CIC job can't serve and we get Hiliary were Obama not be able to fulfill his obligation. Imagine that being our best option if something bad were to happen! Hiliary being our best option....holy crap how stupid must the American electorate be. Great rant!
  9. Go figure, huh?
  10. So let me get this straight, she calculated that this would make her look dumb - which she shrewdly realizes - makes them dems or anyone else for that matter - look ELITIST for criticizing her...... And therefore further binds her to the tea baggers who consider themselves - common - like her........ Sorry Joann williams but that does not pass the sniff test. You and I both know it Dog I cannot think of a politician, past or present, who is that calculated who also does not mind acting like he is a dummy Maybe Reagan but 99.9% of all pols have such huge egos that it precludes them from pretending to be a dummy for the sake of votes. Hey, there's a first time for a lot of things. But I don't believe that Gov. Palin is that calculating. Pelosi on the other hand, wishes, strives, craves she could be that calculating.
  11. why.... it's...... Brrrriiiilllllliant!!! Meanwhile back at the White House: ....get Plouffe in here, we got a problem!
  12. Day after: SCOTUS ruling not so bad?
  13. A new coalition is already calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to change the ruling. “In this decision, a handful of unelected judges have revealed their agenda to expand the influence of corporations at the expense of the rights of individuals, and it will not stand the test of time,” said Lisa Graves, executive director of the Center for Media and Democracy and former chief counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. - Politico From the article.
  14. That's the great thing about free choice. You can buy whatever you want.
  15. Good stuff. While I've been aware of the actual history of the landing and settlement for a number of years now since reading Bradford's Log, it was good to take in the three refreshers you posted above. Thanks for that, the message and Happy Thanksgiving.