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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. I have a hitch mounted bike rack being delivered this week. I think I will start driving to the bike trail.......
  2. Dabs. After 20 years without a mountain bike I recently bought one on the advice from my Doctor to get more cardio. I live on a narrow 2 lane road. To get to the bike path 2 miles from my house I have to ride on the road. I stay as far to the right as I can. But according to your logic, if I get hit by a vehicle it is somehow my fault?
  3. Bastard. I haven't gotten tricked into a Void Ho video in years...
  4. A fellow Mariner, hoping another Mariners' boat sinks?
  5. "Halfrican" Where do you get these terms?
  6. Why are those tactifool guys pointing guns at the kitty?
  7. Damn straight the kitty is in charge!!!
  8. I don't need to "suck it up" since I don't live there...
  9. No slingshots either?
  10. Is it true that you are not allowed to use firearms for self defense in Australia?
  11. I could never live in a place like that.
  12. They are well built boats for the money.
  13. To paraphrase a general- 'no one knows where to attack N Korea- they have massive underground bunkers, and artillery that can pop out of a mountain, fire, and pop back deep into the earth. And that's just the start. The N Koreans have been hardening their country for decades against nuclear attack. Even if we win, the people there don't know what else to do- they've been trained for generations to be what they are- a total military state, subservient to a God. With that kind of abilities, and much more, how long would it take them to destroy a hell of a lot of land before we can tear them a new asshole? Even if we could find their asshole? Do yourself a favor, and talk to some military professionals. The places to attack are the harbors, launch sites and airfields. These are where things go out. Am I going too fast for you? Who cares about about arty. The South Koreans are expendable. As for consulting military professionals, I am one. Are you? How many cruise missiles are necessary to disable an average airfield for more then a few hours? Makes me think back to the commercial "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?" 3 ROTFLMAO!
  14. YZ 500 2 stroke would probably do it?
  15. What am I being "dishonest" about, pray tell? Quite a bit. See below. Let's review an example where you wouldn't admit a basic. "Criminals" and blacks are not inflicting the gun damage. Lovers and associates are killing each other in 85% of our gun fatalities. You need to clarify a few basics to demonstrate current honesty. You are quite like Tom. You evade the facts, I must chase you around with them.