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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.

Chris in Santa Cruz, CA

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  1. Now thats good thinking. Still got I
  2. He gave them crabs.
  3. Cool site. Thanks.
  4. Wife I Forget that first line my pad Is retarded moreso with this new forum. Orion Is not a parts house and does not stock parts to support every telescope they ever sold. They draw the line at proof of purchase so If buy one from them keep the paperwork so you give the unit or sell I Fuck IT I cannot use this new forum with my pad so this IS my last post
  5. I flew from sfo to atl and back for two years, out on monday and back on friday. I tried a couple noise canceling options but the system that I could use from sitting down to standing up to leave was very good hifi earbuds that I could replace the foam whenever it got ugly. I used 150 usd studio in ear monitor quality and with good foam you squeezed down and inserted I got over 30db attenuation of outside noise and could listen to my ipod and movie content for 5 hours with no headache or discomfort of any kind. This was 5 years ago now and maybe the tech is better but even though I could not tell you exactly why the noise canceling eventually bothered me it defintely did. Within two hours I had to take it off and then without it was misery. Most ear buds do not come with the foam so you buy it in packs of 10 or 20 and keep it with the buds. You really have to roll it down thin with your fingers and wet it with spit to get it inserted properly and then it expands and the affect is amazing when you add in hifi sound. You easily forget you are in a noisy environment. Just dont pull them out quickly or it hurts.
  6. This act is one of the few things we've done right. Dont mess with it. Theres plenty of other places to ride a bike.
  7. Yeah they have that policy but they service the original buyers forever. If the original purchaser was your dad then I would think they would work something out if he was no longer alive. I will ask.
  8. So many numbers are looking good so even though the market is high it kind of feels like its just getting started. Unfortunately our leader seems like someone who would bet 2x against the indecies and then fuck shit up to make the market go down. Buy chinese and russian stocks. I bet trump is. In fact he probably has putin and others putting their money in a place along with his and hes convinced them to do who knows what. Whatever it is its going to happen fast before he gets impeached.
  9. I raise your bunch of sheep by three herds of brocolli
  10. Thanks scribe. My wife revels in working the local libraries and finding me new cool stuff to read for FREE.. Its a feature of hers that easily compensates for her complete disregard for housecleaning other than hepa vacuuming up dog trodden surfaces. An endless supply of hardcover books and clean feet. Thats two things knocked off the list a person would be hard pressed to complain about. Thanks for the info. 80 books!
  11. If you cant see something you know exists its hidden. If you know where it is its still hidden. If no one can find it other the person who hid it then its hidden in a secret place. Vaginas, mouths, and anuses stopped being secret places as soon as people figured out they had them and could put stuff in them. A secret place is a hole in the ground no one knows of but you. Or a small cave or a hole in a tree but holes in high ground in wilderness areas are best. Neither human development, wildlife, nor erosion from the elements will affect them. I have to say though she seems sad about the entire affair. Not a good night for all involved.
  12. thanks for posting, I appreciate the information
  13. Ive rented bikes near annapolis and spent time over the bridge all through wye island and ridden the oxford ferry etc. Theres a lot of nice riding with little traffic when you get off the 50. Its like going back in time. Annapolis is a nice base of operations. Stay at the o'callaghan hotel. 5 minutes to 50 and off you go. At night you can walk to whatever you want food beverage and music wise. Kristofferson is at the rams head a week from now. I didnt even know he was alive. The o'callaghan is my favorite hotel in annapolis. Would not stay anywhere else.
  14. I swear to dog you guys could hijack the moon.
  15. Someone would do well to embed sir mixalots my hooptey here. "They all look like Tyson..."