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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. thanks!
  2. thanks! I didn't see that info on the white house site. they don't mention any of this stuff on the printout you need to get into the place.
  3. yeah, I've been looking at that map for a little while. it looks like metro central would be the closest. but mcpherson or federal triangle are also possibilities. and would it be better to take the yellow line to l'enfant and transfer to either the silver or blue or just take the blue line from alexandria?
  4. thanks! I think we will moslty be riding the yellow or blue line. maybe the silver from l'enfant to the smithsonian. what stop would be best for the white house? we need to be there at 9:00am and I don't want to get that one wrong.
  5. That was a great race. Too bad for ferrari though. That kid was great. great job ferrari pr person that brought that kid into the ferrari tent. well done!
  6. I didn't think you could put a 50 on a 13'. iirc 40 was the limit. I don't know about the new ones, though.
  7. will do. thanks! I went over the tours we go into this weekend. the white house is kind of a pita because you can't bring bags in there with you which means we will have a fun time trying to lug water/snacks/anything that day. oh well. and my youngest kid is convinced she'll get to meet the pres. should be interesting.
  8. forget the engine. you should be asking about seat cushions and chiropractors!
  9. you probably won't have to worry about hurricanes. sounds like a fun trip. have a great time!
  10. We are be there starting next friday because we wanted to beat the memorial day crowds. You make good points about Arlington. We have it on our list but it is towards the bottom as it seems like there will be quite a lot of other stuff to keep us busy. We also try not to cram too much stuff in one day as it seems to work better for our younger kid. It is only a couple of stops from our hotel so I may just take my older kid one afternoon. Thanks again!
  11. really? that seems strange. did you try asking on cloudy nights?
  12. round up is great stuff for killing weeds. if you don't want to spray it, try a weed wiper. http://www.spraysmarter.com/smucker-red-weeder.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwl9DIBRCG_e3DwsKsizsSJADMmJ11M87Jvv-l8KG-JQNspTI17BadLjhOyB-UWaob7KsxWhoCQB7w_wcB
  13. Thanks for the offer, Marc. That's very generous! I think uber from the metro stop might be the easiest solution, though. I went to Arlington when I was a kid and saw the changing of the guard and Kennedy's tomb but I doubt I understood the significance of it. I'm not sure my kids would either. We might go anyway, though. Can you still tour the pentagon? I remember touring that as a kid and thought it was really cool. We are staying in old town alexanderia. You guys are great! Thanks again!
  14. Kids are 11 and 8. How did you get to Dulles? It doesn't look like the train goes all the way there. The bus sounds like a good idea as I've been told there is a lot of walking. I'm not sure we'll do arlington. We'll see. Thanks for the tips!
  15. Time for another trip. The advice I got in my San Antonio thread was pretty good so I figured I'd try again. This time we are going to DC for a week. We won't have a car and will just be using the train. I already have the cards but I need to add the 7 day short trip pass as it seems like it will be the best way to go for us. Our hotel is in Alexandria across from the metro stop. We already are confirmed for the white house and capitol tours. We didn't get into the bureau of engraving of library of congress tours, but I think we'll try to visit them anyway. We'll obviously do the smithsonians but the air and space museum outside of town seems like it has more of the cooler aircraft. is that right? All of the monuments are on the list, too. Anything big I missed? Where should we try to eat around the city? Gotta be kid friendly. Any places to avoid? I don't anticipate being able to do everything in a week so we are focusing on the biggies. Thanks again!