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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 - it's acceptable to throw out completely unsupportable accusations if it makes people think about what you want them to? Lives are at risk from many things - none of us gets out alive. Might be that part of that conversation ought to include figuring out how to quit spending 50-75% of one's lifetime healthcare expenditures in the last couple years of life?
  2. Of course you do... as long as that research appears to support your personal notion that firearms are bad, and that bad people won't be as bad if guns aren't around, while refusing to discuss anything having to do with causality. Random posted a chart - tell us what that chart says to you? "Chicago's only bad because people can get guns someplace else and bring them into the city limits"? Please - keep flailing away, it's entertaining, and provides a wonderful example of how prohibitionists think.
  3. Bella Sera is a decent brand - I like the Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir - they won't compare to a boutique wine, but, for a couple bottles to keep around for casual enjoyment? they're cheap and drinkable.
  4. I'd rather have ice cream and scotch.
  5. What do you think that this census data means Bent/Meli? Are we to infer something beyond the measurement?
  6. JoCal - let's discuss instead that you are trying to use semantics to further your own position that guns are evil, and that anything that can be done to limit their availability is a step worth taking. None of your drivel beyond that is worth discussing, because it's all tangential to your main point: Get rid of all the guns while trying to pretend that you're not. I wish this "show notifications" button kept people on ignore on ignore...
  7. So is that the point you were trying to make when you posted the graph?
  8. I got an 80 - is that good?
  9. Maybe Natty Bo would spark an epiphany? ;-)
  10. Each and ever one of those are directly attributable to a piece of legislation? Color me skeptical.
  11. This is Anarchy - ya lefty prick - I'll disagree when and how I want to. ;-)
  12. Your loss, Dabs - Baltimore has a lot going on, much more than the news clips depict. Ft McHenry, Inner Harbor, McCormick's Spice company, sailing, fishing, crabbing, O's, Ravens, Pimlico - I think you'd fit right in in Dundalk...
  13. You don't have to buy a gun to exercise your right to bear arms - your Dad or Tom could give ya one. You can't exercise a "right" to healthcare without someone providing their time and expertise and/or products. The government IS mandating that people who can't afford healthcare have it provided at taxpayer expense. Something that's a right can be exercised without requiring anyone else to fund the exercise of that right. Is providing healthcare a good idea that we should fund? Absolutely - that doesn't make it a right.
  14. Sweet! That looks amazingly clean for your area!
  15. That'll be VERY cool. That old flathead 4 will be slow - but, a ton of torque and easy to keep running.