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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. Well. Fuck. Me.
  2. I have All Purpose (okay, All Mountain) skis. They suck in the park, and I wouldn't take them anywhere near a slalom course. I have an All Purpose (okay, All Mountain) mountain bike. Wouldn't cycle to work with it if you paid me. They're just words ...
  3. Damn, I've been sailing the wrong boats ...
  4. Keep the boobs centrally located and it should be fine ...
  5. Ummm ... just saying ... 47 hours 55 minutes and 3 seconds is less than 2 days 01 hours 25 minutes and 01 seconds. http://www.rolexmiddlesearace.com/race/course-record/ Course record 2007 - NEW COURSE RECORD- 47 hours 55 minutes and 3 seconds established by Rambler. (USA)
  6. I've never been this offended. Ever.
  7. And you know what, I just checked and I don't give a fuck about the Tour de France either ... I think I'll check again tomorrow or yeah, no ...
  8. I just checked and jeezus fucken krisst, I STILL DON'T CARE
  9. Me, I just like the scraps between Balts and Mr Lord ... not too many of those recently so my don't give a crap rating is particularly high at the moment (see I DON'T FUCKING CARE).
  10. Fuck wino, I told you I don't check in everyday anymore ... plus I asked her instead of just doing it and she kicked me out of the bedroom ... I'm going to Plan B except I don't know what Plan B is ... any ideas?
  11. Seriously ... I used to. Care that is. I'd check every SA daily for my juice. Now I don't. And you have no idea how offended I am that after 6 years lurking NOBODY has asked to see my girlfriends boobs. Wankers ...
  12. Could the Japanese syndicate purchase LR intact ... ? They'd hit the ground running.
  13. Oh, this is just too funny now. Doug is hallucinating that a boogeyman is after him. Fortunately, his master guru, the handholding moderator from Boatdesign.net, has posted that Douglas is imagining stuff to a much greater degree than is proper. Witness: From BD.NET moderator just last night... Regarding the reported posts, there isn't evidence to support the two complaints that the reported account was a duplicate account created only to harass, thankfully (the email address on the account has been established for at least 7 years and is published on a sail-related website, so it doesn't seem consistent with the complaint that it's a trolling account.) Hilarious and sad all at the same time. I do read the bd.net postings, but do not bother jumping in there, even though it's really simple and one could always use a phantom email that is directed through a distant server. Looks like good old tmark and dougie both owe me an apology straight away. So what about it, boys, you gonna man-up here on SA and say you're sorry, or are you both going to skulk away to your lairs and try to pretend it never happened? First one to demonstrate some sack will get a nice piece of swag from me. Really, a very nice bit of swag if you have any integrity at all. Darth... you can get in on this, too. ... and so can that recently hand slapped buffoon, Rosebud. I know you are reading this, so jump on in anytime you want. We in the Doug Lord collective, "Royal WE"... are waiting. . OK I man up where's my swag? And for the record, I called out Balts, not you
  14. So, are you, like, ashamed of your lack of a vocabulary, or what? Words are the difference between monkey and man.. Please join the human club anytime you like. . impulse control goes first I hear