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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. I remember these remotes - worked using tuning forks. Every time the dog shook his collar the channel changed.
  2. Throwing the dead duck on the ice pre-game was a nice touch, but what if it catches on with the other teams? Where do you find a penguin in Ottawa, and is there a senator light enough to throw over the glass (dead or alive)?
  3. LO PHRF does not publish class lists so that boat owners have to actually get a certificate. They may provide a list on request for you in your role as a handicapper.
  4. Class act in Edmonton. The microphone for the singer didn't work, so he held up the dead mic for the crowd. Huge singalong for the national anthem of the visiting team.
  5. Look at that, the first four finished in the same order they were in on the first lap.
  6. I read that 4,153,237 people got married last year. Not to cause any trouble but shouldn't that be an even number?
  7. Sitting by the fire with a good Kindle just doesn't have the same soul does it? Sure it does. The book is is the words and the ideas, not the media it is printed on. That is ephemeral and meaningless. And clumsy and inconvenient if it happens to be paper. Luddites. Maybe. I love the smell of books. I love my library at the farmhouse. It's like time travel. There's about 700 books on the shelves (and my grandfather) and if I want to lose myself, I just find one to suit my mood. My library does the digital book rental and it is super convenient. Plus, I don't have to touch other peoples' dirty schmutz. Precisely correct. I don't see it as an either/or choice. 700 books!!!! I am profoundly jealous. 700 books would not fit into my tiny little beach town house. When we moved onto the boat I got rid of...I don't know how many books. After multiple yard sales, donation box drops, and so many trips to the local used book shop that they told us we weren't allowed to bring any more books in, I STILL dropped off eighteen good sized boxes of books at the kid's school for the library and the teachers. That was...difficult. And I'd been on a Kindle for several years by then and had severely curtailed the physical copy book buy. I didn't count them, but it was an awful lot of books. Oh I totally get it. When we moved aboard out of a two story 4 bedroom house I had to get rid of a number of books as well. Still, I kept quite a few in storage. Then when we moved off the boat a few years later into the small house we're in now, I had to go through it again to trim down out of storage. My books and my leather sofa were the two casualties that pained me....... My father cheated - I have the history books my mother wouldn't let him move.
  8. You know this from experience? Doesn't everybody? Safetey at Sea tolde us it woud the hi-lite oure daye if overeboarde. Theires to kindes of peopel, thoise that pee theire wettesuite and thoise that lie abote it. Had a dive instructor who only offered to share his coffee with divers in dry suits.
  9. Been some great hockey even if it didn't align with my picks. Blues in 7 Rangers in 6 Penguins in 6 Edmonton 7
  10. Trust me, you won't be looking forward to hearing them. Louder than the F22?
  11. There is a 12 year series "Canada's worst driver". Very scary and pretty tough on the equipment.
  12. I had Columbus / Chicago final for our office pool. FML.
  13. New Orleans and Miami get tropical storms that can drop a foot of rain in a day. Seattle gets 6,000 hours of drizzle.
  14. Early Feist is good, but the later stuff starts to wander and preach. David Eddings - good stories, dry humour. Two 5 book series in one world, two 3 book series in another. Dark tower is great, but I made the mistake of reading it before he was done writing. Chronicles of Thomas Covenant are a decent read but very dark. One of the coldest lines I have ever read: How do you hurt someone who has lost everything? Give them something back, broken.
  15. They can do a vertical take-off at landing weight, if you can hover you can go up. The running start is the plan for launch with full load of ammo and fuel.