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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. OGFD - that is not true, that IS exactly the stuff that gets publicized in every article about a pit bull, you just have to read further in each article to get to it. It is normally positioned in about the 4th or 5th paragraph of each story right after the first couple paragraph's tell about the dog attacking someone. It is normally the owner, or a neighbor saying "I am so surprised it maimed that (person/pet/horse) because....He hasn't attacked, maimed, snarled, lunged or growled at any of them. He has encountered 100's of dogs. He's barked at some of them. Dogs do that. Mostly, he plays nice with them. He hasn't killed, or attacked any of the stray cats or squirrels or rabbits that come into our yard. He hasn't killed the cats, birds, fish, turtles or snakes he shares the house with." OGFD, you I feel, unfortunately, you are the exception to the rule as far as pit bull owners go and that we definitely wouldn't be reading about as many of these attack if more were like you.
  2. This 9 year old has balls of steel.... January 5th, Bakersfield, CA - A 9-year-old Bakersfield boy is getting a lot of attention after saving a girl from a vicious pit bull. Drew Heredia and his female friend were walking the girl's small dog when the pit bull attacked it. The girl tried to intervene but then the pit bull turned the attack on her. Heredia didn't run away but instead he jumped on the pit bull and applied a choke hold that he learned at a local Brazilian jiu-jitsu studio. Heredia held the dog in the chokehold until an animal control officer arrived. The girl was taken to the hospital with numerous puncture wounds. She and her dog are expected to recover. Linky to site pasted from...
  3. But never a leader. On the rare occasion that he opened his mouth, it was in support of Scott Mitchell or Wayne Fonts. Barry more than made up with talent what he lacked in leadership and brains.
  4. Serious? Type of power boat.
  5. Loopy, While I am on the fence about this controversy, your argument is weak, at best. "Were you killed by a Pittbull in a past life? Maimed by one in this life. What exactly is your problem with them. AND before you tell me what your problem is what is your Actually personal Real life experience with the dogs? " -- Do I have to have been maimed in a car accident to be a proponent of wearing seatbelts? "As has been pointed out Pittbulls don't bite people more often than other dogs do. It just happens to hurt a whole lot more." -- hurt a lot more to the point of death in more cases than the less hurtful bites of other dogs. Big difference. "pittbulls do not just suddenly go wild and assault people. They just like other dogs need to be provoked and it takes a shit load more to provoke a pitt than it does a shepherd." -- Let's see how quick you find the weakness of your first point by using the same logic on you here..... Have you seen any pittbull attacks? How many have you witnessed in person and known the full situation? Did the kid that it killed in the attack do anything that would have caused other breads to kill it? And before you tell me what your problem is with peoples concerns about the safety of dealing with this bread, what is your actual life experience of being involved in one of these attacks that resulted in maiming and/or fatality? I do see your passion for the dog and appreciate it. I don't respect your lack of ability to grasp the point that others see that most pittbull owners are in the same position the owners of the dogs in the attacks were prior to their dog being involved in an attack. How many times do you hear in these pittbull attacks stories the owner, or neighbor say"I can't believe it, that was the nicest, most tame and calm dog I have known. There were no signs that this was going to happen." "I have no respect for most peoples opinion on the dogs because that opinion is made up of ignorance. Most peoples!!! Your injection into this thread of sensational news print and Harsh unprovable statements has gotten annoying. Say something real or shut up already. Jeeezz" --- Were you talking to yourself when you wrote that? Other than OGFD, most pittbull owners I know also have Scarab, not that there is anything wrong with that. Education and responsibility are big parts of safely owning a pittbull in my opinion. Unfortunately, most of our population doesn't have the education and practice the responsibility OGFD does. This means any irresponsible idiot can own a pittbull. Unfortunately, this means it is easier for a City Council to ban the breed instead of trying to insure that only the responsible people like OGFD have one. OGFD, don't hate me because I called you responsible.
  6. As thankful as I am that he is finally allegedly gone, can we now let this thread go so I don't have to keep being reminded of him daily? Thanks
  7. First of all, you continue to try to show your perceived importance by telling us why you have to hurry and where you have to go to get a hooker. As if we F'ing care! I know that when I read that post my first reaction was 'wow, this wanker must be real important because he has somewhere to go (no offense to the other wankers of the world by grouping this douche in with you). What evidence do you have that this military person has ever bombed anything but dry desert? Undoubtably? not a word mr. director, I mean, prick. You have, undoubtedly, not one shred of evidence of anything he may have bombed so we may live in a better world. Why don't you just pack your shit (instead of your usual experience of having someone else packing your shit), and go back to whatever land your mom is from. I am sure they could use a poster child for their Pro-Abortion and Pro-retroactive Abortion campaigns! You think someone with your kind of cash would have been able to afford a retainer for that horse mouth. I understand that is a side affect of sucking mom's tit for too many years. Didn't that gross your classmates in middle school out?Guess your mommy didn't want to risk you reproducing either. Are you socially liberal as you jet set around the world burning all the fuel while you bitch about the environment getting polluted? "I love my peasants, PULL!!!"