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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 ban Robbie from driving on the streets in AUS. Why ban him from racing? It's perfectly legal to do donuts there. *note: the street thing was fucking stupid.
  2. Two things I love about the Aussies. Stadium Trucks and V8 Supper Car. Nutters!
  3. FOOD FIGHT!
  4. Wait, this forum is moderated?
  5. Christ-O-Mighty.
  6. Here you go Dabs. I think Rule 8a is the one you are trying to use. Bad news. It doesn't apply. You're using a version of English we like to call "Dabbing." http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation/quotes.asp Rule 1. Use double quotation marks to set off a direct (word-for-word) quotation. Correct: "I hope you will be here," he said. Incorrect: He said that he "hoped I would be there." (The quotation marks are incorrect because hoped I would be there does not state the speaker's exact words.) Rule 2a. Always capitalize the first word in a complete quotation, even midsentence. Example: Lamarr said, "The case is far from over, and we will win." Rule 2b. Do not capitalize quoted material that continues a sentence. Example: Lamarr said that the case was "far from over" and that "we will win." Rule 3a. Use commas to introduce or interrupt direct quotations. Examples: He said, "I don't care." "Why," I asked, "don't you care?" This rule is optional with one-word quotations. Example: He said "Stop." Rule 3b. If the quotation comes before he said, she wrote, they reported, Dana insisted, or a similar attribution, end the quoted material with a comma, even if it is only one word. Examples: "I don't care," he said. "Stop," he said. Rule 3c. If a quotation functions as a subject or object in a sentence, it might not need a comma. Examples: Is "I don't care" all you can say to me? Saying "Stop the car" was a mistake. Rule 4. Periods and commas ALWAYS go inside quotation marks. Examples: The sign said, "Walk." Then it said, "Don't Walk," then, "Walk," all within thirty seconds. He yelled, "Hurry up." Rule 5a. The placement of question marks with quotation marks follows logic. If a question is within the quoted material, a question mark should be placed inside the quotation marks. Examples: She asked, "Will you still be my friend?" The question Will you still be my friend? is part of the quotation. Do you agree with the saying, "All's fair in love and war"? The question Do you agree with the saying? is outside the quotation. Rule 5b. If a quoted question ends in midsentence, the question mark replaces a comma. Example: "Will you still be my friend?" she asked. Rule 6. Quotation marks are used for components, such as chapter titles in a book, individual episodes of a TV series, songs from a Broadway show or a music album, titles of articles or essays in print or online, and shorter works such as short stories and poems. It is customary in American publishing to put the title of an entire composition in italics. Put the title of a short work—one that is or could be part of a larger undertaking—in quotation marks. A "composition" is a creative, journalistic, or scholarly enterprise that is whole, complex, a thing unto itself. This includes books, movies, plays, TV shows, newspapers, magazines, websites, music albums, operas, musical theater, paintings, sculptures, and other works of art. Example: Richard Burton performed the song "Camelot" in the 1960 Broadway musical Camelot. Although the word is the same, "Camelot" the song takes quotation marks because it's part of a larger work—namely, a full-length show called Camelot. Rule 7. Use single quotation marks for quotations within quotations. Example: Dan said: "In a town outside Brisbane, I saw 'Tourists go home' written on a wall. But then someone told me, 'Pay it no mind, lad.' " Note that the period goes inside both the single and double quotation marks. Also note that, as a courtesy, there is visible space between adjacent single and double quotation marks. Rule 8a. Quotation marks are often used with technical terms, terms used in an unusual way, or other expressions that vary from standard usage. Examples: It's an oil-extraction method known as "fracking." He did some "experimenting" in his college days. I had a visit from my "friend" the tax man. Rule 8b. Never use single quotation marks in sentences like the previous three. Incorrect: I had a visit from my 'friend' the tax man. The single quotation marks in the above sentence are intended to send a message to the reader that friend is being used in a special way: in this case, sarcastically. Avoid this invalid usage. Single quotation marks are valid only within a quotation, as per Rule 7, above. Rule 9. When quoted material runs more than one paragraph, start each new paragraph with opening quotation marks, but do not use closing quotation marks until the end of the passage. Example: She wrote: "I don't paint anymore. For a while I thought it was just a phase that I'd get over. "Now, I don't even try."
  7. Considering the topic title is in quotes, I think it's safe to assume Manners 101 was more important to Dabs than English in school.
  8. You're looking at the wrong husqvarne. Let's try to keep up with the times guys. Combine with a robotic sentry gun and your lawn maintenance and vermin problems are solved.
  9. Pretty simple really. Prior to Dabs showing up in the area with all manner of invasive species clinging to the bottom of his fishing boat, it use to be called Pristine Lake. Other lakes Dabs' has visited recently are now called Zebra Mussel Lake, Kudzu Lake, Spiny Water Flea Lake, Obama Didit Lake and Backwards Ballcap Lake. Liberal Lake has now been classified a federal Super Fund site.
  10. Yeah, I read that book more than 25 years ago and I still remember it. Dark dude. Considering his childhood, it really shouldn't come as a surprise.
  11. Better yet, put a 9mm on the table and tell Alex to "do the right thing."
  12. Peter Sellers as a simple minded gardener, who knows the world only through TV, becomes president.
  13. Hard not to love this guy.
  14. Seems like a level, rational individual to me.
  15. Makes me wonder if I should be saying 'Clovi' instead of 'Clovis.'