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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 go up the mast .... I found out i was heavier at the end of a lever than the keel i’ve never come down so fast!
  2. Nah... The Falklands....
  3. Dig in Catherine....
  4. Thats Great news Catherine...keep at it! we are off to the oncologist on Friday to learn thoughts on Helen's next phase of treatment... scaring the shit out of us at the moment... prospects of her being an inpatient for 6 weeks at a time for maybe 6/8 months make things look really grim. maybe we are being peimmistic.. We are trying to put it out of our minds and not read about it before we know more about what is actually planned. The internet can be a scary place in times like this. It is full of stories that one doesn't want to hear. Sometimes ignorance is bliss. Gerry
  5. back into the machine... we thought my 36yr old fiancée (who is an orthopaedic surgeon) was successfully through her treatment for an ovarian teratoma but something showed up on a follow up scan so she has just had more pelvic surgery which found immature teratoma tissue within the pelvis & on her bowel. we have just learnt this is going to mean more severe chemo in the new year, possibly including stem cell harvesting & replacement. poor girl. Devastated again... thinking of you too MSG. dig in! Gerry
  6. Catherine... keep at it.. it gets better. Helen, my fiancee was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May this year. She had emergency surgery and chemo which is now finished (thankfully) and is back on the mend. We found out today everything looks ok and she can start to think about getting a life back & getting back to work in February When you are feeling down, keep believing there are things to look forward to, and keep the positive mental attitude! All my love & best wishes... Gerry
  7. Dig in there MSG... my thoughts are with you... we are going through something similar at the moment... positive mental attitude...it will be tough, but keep focused on the end... Gerry
  8. My 36yr old fiancee just started 3 regimens of BEP Chemo last week for a malignant ovarian Teratoma. We are Absolutely shattered by the news, but optimistic it can be cured. Just waiting for the side effects to kick in & hoping they won't be too bad... Gerry
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