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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. Pitman has dropped a few pounds, but he's aged quite a bit. this trophy looks bigger? smaller hands
  2. I dunno. I've got a few gig of outtakes that didn't make it into that video. Maybe something priceless lurking in there...
  3. The 'dude' on the left has two X chromosomes. That isn't a dude--it is the Commodore of the City Island Y.C. --she's (therefore) a MOOSE!! Funny that looks like the HYC. Amazing! You're *both* right.
  4. The 'dude' on the left has two X chromosomes.
  5. This thread would be incomplete without a little background on the boat that launched the tirade...
  6. Whoa! What are his paws doing down there???
  7. Hey Neil! Saw your car at the World Trade Center today!
  8. On the douse, there is only one thing the bowman must worry about: Is the boat clear to tack? Do the bare minimum at the bottom mark to clear for a tack, then get the fack off the bow and hike like a mother (or help pull the kite out of the water). You get no points for neatness in the first minute(s) after the mark rounding. After they get the kite down below and all the shrimp are thrown overboard, ask the quacktitian if the boat's up to speed before you get off the rail and go forward to clean up the rest of mess.
  9. Yes, but certainly not you. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=anyone Please, Filthy Bedpost, go away now. You're not even funny. Just a tragic character too lonely to stay silent and too ashamed of your own inadequacies to reveal yourself.
  10. At least one Phoenix did a credible job. No, wait! According to my dictionary, they both did a credible job. Definitely credible. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=credible
  11. Hmmm. The only name you offer for yourself has a vowel on the end. That explains why we're all laughing at you! This comment epitomises the pointlessness of your contributions to this discussion. Since Clint seems to be your paragon, consider this quote as sound guidance for your actions: OK, so you're not a man given your lack of 'nads. Still...
  12. I love rhetorical questions. Obviously you care, because you took the time to post. Now, let's add up the bytes in cyber space wasted by each contributor to this forum. Who do you suppose is the winner? Who answers a rhetorical question with another rhetorical question? I love you, now STFU!
  13. Get in line! Meeeooooowwwwww.
  14. 'struth... The whole story is v. important. Damn sure it's worth a beer to hear it! I haven't sailed with John, but I've been on Robin's boat. Can we say 'crocodile tears'? I KNEW that we could.