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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. Yeah, I'm not too worried yet. After election day in Brisbane we came in to the docks. Dock Dude: "So, are we supposed to bow down to you guys now or something since Trump got elected?" Me: "Nah, a simple 'Seig Heil' will do." Mutual laughs. Naive mofo's, eh? Well BJ, You could always take refuge in America's Bay on Pittwater if you have to: 33 35.736 S 151 15.112 E But I think the worst you are going to get is Aussies calling you a "poor bastard" (an Aussie term of endearment). We are all too busy checking the internet in the morning and laughing our arses off about what Don has done whilst we were asleep. I don't know if Donald is checking his TV ratings each day but they must be huge. Better than anything he did with "the apprentice" PS don't forget the Superbowl is on Monday morning, I hope you are all set up. Does Donald get to go? I bet his best mate Tom Brady could organise a ticket if he doesn't have one. I won't be watching the Superbowl. Non-zero chance the Pats might win, and I can't abide seeing that. Thank gawd I'm not in New England anymore to listen to all the non-stop bragging, chest thumping, and whining about the unfair treatment of Trump's pal Brady. Gotta take the small things, though I get enough of that shite in my Facebook feed from all my friends back there. I will have watch NFL game pass at work and will be "rooting" for Atlanta and hopeing Kyle Shanahan can bring some magic to the 49ers next year. PS: always wanted to say that I was "rooting" for a team, it has such a different meaning in Aus.
  2. Looks like our Malcolm did piss off Trump as he made it to Trump's Twitter feed (is that a compliment being abused on Twitter by Donald?) http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/us-says-trump-will-honour-refugee-deal-as-shorten-demands-answers-20170202-gu3x7e.html Sounds like Malcolm didn't grovel but stood up to him: "Malcolm has stood up for Australia, he actually had a row with the President of the United States and he hasn't crowed about it, he has since gotten on with the job," the cabinet minister said, speaking on condition of anonymity." Australian government officials were shocked and blind-sided by the tweet Mr Trump put out on Thursday afternoon. The brutal question they now face is how they are going to manage the relationship when, after Mr Turnbull observed diplomatic courtesy and refused to comment on The Washington Post's report, Mr Trump without warning issued a tweet that humiliates one of the US's closest allies. Some in Canberra speculated that Steve Bannon, Mr Trump's close and most ideologically fierce adviser, may have leaked the details about the call in order to demonstrate that even if Mr Trump eventually accepts the refugee deal, he is doing so only grudgingly and angrily. Relations between the nations were plunged into confusion on Thursday after a bombshell report in The Washington Post detailed that President Trump had called the arrangement the "worst deal ever", called the Saturday phone call "the worst call by far" he had had with a world leader and that the President had hung up on Mr Turnbull after just 25 minutes when the two men spoke.
  3. Yeah, I'm not too worried yet. After election day in Brisbane we came in to the docks. Dock Dude: "So, are we supposed to bow down to you guys now or something since Trump got elected?" Me: "Nah, a simple 'Seig Heil' will do." Mutual laughs. Naive mofo's, eh? Well BJ, You could always take refuge in America's Bay on Pittwater if you have to: 33 35.736 S 151 15.112 E But I think the worst you are going to get is Aussies calling you a "poor bastard" (an Aussie term of endearment). We are all too busy checking the internet in the morning and laughing our arses off about what Don has done whilst we were asleep. I don't know if Donald is checking his TV ratings each day but they must be huge. Better than anything he did with "the apprentice" PS don't forget the Superbowl is on Monday morning, I hope you are all set up. Does Donald get to go? I bet his best mate Tom Brady could organise a ticket if he doesn't have one.
  4. that would still be easier than stepping over the drunken aussie yobbos and pommy and Irish backpackers passed out on the beach
  5. Yes as you can see the skiff club is in the background of the photo. BUT he must look out for ferries as he ventures home at closing time
  6. So I have seen this yacht anchored around Manly (Sydney) for a few weeks and was able to catch a photo today when I walked into Manly for Australia Day. Happy Australia Day BJ. I hope you are having a good time and have avoided the recent southerlies