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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. Don't over-crank the handle on your Gramophone - it's likely brittle after all this time.
  2. You have the right to bear arms. You don't have the right to have arms provided. You don't pay to exercise rights. As I said above - do you have to pay to get a stamp that permits your right to NOT have government troops quartered in your house? Of course not. Health Care is the provision of products and services. Those products and services are the outputs of someone else's efforts. So, if there is a right to health care, there is an implication that those products and services are provided to you without individual cost. Your can exercise your right to freely travel in any manner you wish - you can walk wherever ya want - no cost. If you want to travel in a different manner, providing the means by which you exercise that right in the most personally convenient manner is your responsibility. We've already been down this path - and had concluded that health care is not a right, but, something for which, like education, the societal benefit may warrant publicly funding the provision of some of those products and services. A good idea, but, not a right. Not sure why you're taking a different tack now?
  3. Wipe your chin Wofsey.
  4. Well - he said that they were rights - and you don't have to pay $$ to exercise a right. Do you have to pay a registration fee to be able to be free from unlawful search and seizure? To not have government troops quartered in your house? To say what you want? It's a semantic point, but the distinction is important and You & I have already had that discussion. IIRC, we came to the consensus that health care is NOT a right, but, that it is something, analogous to education, that we've collectively decided is a good thing to have.
  5. Does the fact that you consider those to be rights mean that you can compel others to give of their time and talent w/out compensating them for that?
  6. No - I've read what the Republican party proposed - I didn't know that there was a legislative proposal from "the conservatives".
  7. Which illustrates perfectly why most libs, who by your definition don't have the gravitas or focus necessary to see a long-term activity thru to its logical conclusion, are simply unsuitable for governance. ;-)
  8. A race car driver was red-assing around on a public street. he was found out. The organization that invited him there said "No thanks" to future appearances. That's not the good folks in Canberra saying GTFO. Bent's right in this case - it's a lotta noise about nothing. Who argues about racing anyway? The proof's out on the course.
  9. You can do that when you hold poor black men to the same standards you expect of cops. Specious fucker you are.
  10. Not bitching - just pointing out that you are taking an either/or approach to a complex issue, and as such are intentionally ignoring the myriad of factors that need to be considered in deciding the correct approach to specific, dynamic situations.
  11. Good show? He's one of my favorite guitarists - after listening to guys like him, and Tommy Emmanuel play, I feel like I oughta just take the strings off every guitar I own and hang 'em on the wall.
  12. Your binary opinion is irrelevant - put me down for whatever you'd like.
  13. I use valve grinding compound - never realized that there was a commercial product for this. Thanks BJ!
  14. $1100 for a ticket? What show was that? I thought that paying $250 ea for backstage passes for the Doobies last summer was extravagant!
  15. While there may indeed be a state that doesn't require proof of training before issuing a concealed carry permit - I'm not aware of one. Virginia is strongly "shall issue" - and we have a proof of training requirement. Hmm - mine expires next year, need to get the renewal submitted.