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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. While cutting up my brothers old hard bottomed dingy, I thought it would make a great piece of yard art Bury part of it and have an artist paint the rest. I figured a friendly design competition between Charles and another local that is the set painter at the Asolo would be al lot of fun. SWMBO said: NO.
  2. Charles is way more creative than that. See City Hall & the Amberg Agency.
  3. Get Dennis's brother Charles to paint it and hang it on the wall.
  4. Walmart is already hooked up to city water and sewer, but as they are in the county they pay a 25% surcharge for the services. So an offset to the tax revenue. The city manager claimed $54,000 in tax revenue. However they conveniently forget the other half of the P & L. I'm going to assume that the first year tax income has been spent on city staff time. What about the other responsibilities the city will assume. They better harden up the police shop lifting squad. The county's tax income will be reduced as city property pays a lower rate. The city is seeking some mythical industry standard ratio between residential and business income. But, I'll go back to my last bold faced line. We have a superior product that does not need to be discounted. This is not a close out sale of last year's model. It is the best shiniest model on the lot. Of course, it is the only model on the lot. Walmart probably didn't like the deal or the county product. The only place to go was the city. No need a rebate as purchase incentive.
  5. Yea, that guy. Thank you.
  6. Dear Councilperson, When I read the paper the other morning and saw that you were giving Walmart a rebate on their property taxes, I loudly exclaimed, "What the Fuck are you people doing". As I considered writing this letter I thought that using such language would insult you. After stewing on the decision for a few more days, I decided that you were insulting the taxpayers and business owners in the city more than my language to you. So I have to ask: Why the Fuck are you giving Walmart a tax break? In a previous letter to the council concerning the tax rebate for another annexation I received a response that contained enough Dilbertism's to fill a month of comic strips. But what really irked me was the statement that we followed the examples from other municipalities annexing property. My mother taught me that following a crowd jumping off a cliff was not a good idea. Quit selling our Brooks Brothers product for a Walmart price! Sincerely yours, Fat Point Jack I'm going add some more to the letter, probably asking for a break for current property and business tax payers and a suggestion for another attempt at annexing a subdivision. I'm leaning toward telling them to Fuck Off.
  7. Did you use a fuzzy roller or a foam one? Maybe foam would have given a smoother finish. See you again today? That would be 3 days in a row.
  8. The old NASCAR line is, "I dun run outa talent".
  9. Do ya eat Bass? Perch, Walleye, Snook. 1, 2 3 for dinner!
  10. Hardware. Stuff. It's concealed carry here. But unlike many of my customers, her carry permit was not the first thing that you saw when she opened her wallet. Neither of us would allow our picture to be taken to satisfy your curiosity. It's a privacy thing.
  11. Tom's wife was in the store today. He is a lucky man!
  12. My favorite! From the Duane and Greg album recorded in 1968. Duane plays such subtle licks and Greg's voice was so smooth before cocaine & Cher.
  13. Go Fred Alonso!
  14. After a few weeks, the new hire secretary at the Zenith TV factory noticed that all of the other girls in the office had name plaques on their desks. A few days later she walked into the boss's office and asked him how she could get one. He stood up and walked over and closed the door and walked back to her as he unzipped his pants and pulled it out and responded, "This is Quality and Quality goes in before the name goes on".
  15. What's the difference between Kinky & Perverted? Kinky, you use a feather. Perverted, you use the whole bird.