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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. He would have been able to detect Melonia's awareness that her hubby is a nut-job and would have known the mentioning in public...probably right in front of Donald, could be dismissed as the fat reference. Had to be done that way because he couldn't arrainge a private meeting. A coded message strictly for her. The message would have been more than a light hearted joke ..the subtil message from a Catholic priest to her might have been... ....it's what they do when they encounter souls in the throes of torment.
  2. Might have been a crueler cut than we know. Nut roll can mean more than fattening. Something I discovered about a Catholic priest once...something the Jesuits are renowned for particularly...they are taught deeply in the fine are of reading people. What he may have picked up in the mannerisms between that couple might have been something like this...
  3. Orange. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/05/16/donald-trumps-john-miller-interview-is-even-crazier-than-you-think/?utm_term=.11d9c1b11dd1
  4. Does continued veneration of the Confederacy help anyone? Aside from white supremacists, and IMO helping them hurts.
  5. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and his wife will kick you square in the nuts.
  6. Duterte sent a thousand soldiers and they have taken back the city. This is a serious loss of face for the big law-and-order toughguy Pres. Expect reprisals against the villages these boys came from to be wicked. Here's McCreary's Nightwatch comments:
  7. Lighten up Francis, I was only pointing out you missed the point. As you did it by screaming bullshit it warranted a bit of teasing. Consider de-cafe.
  8. No worries there. The training hasn't been helping them all that much. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-entertainment-news-updates-may-anderson-cooper-tells-jeffrey-lord-if-1495254401-htmlstory.html
  9. That's something Eric Trump could say. Just priming the pump here.
  10. Radical Islamic Loserists.
  11. Makes ya wonder if the Republicans have already decided to dump Trump...but are aware that matters involving the Ruby Slippers of his office... https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/6eee1062-6e0f-4bf9-b88a-333201cdcad1
  12. Ya got me there. There are few symbols more militaristical than hat-in-hand head-down. Like I said, it would take a considerable amount of research to verify philly's assertion.
  13. Perhaps my comment about Princesses and peas was mis-interpreted. It was a tale of a very sensitive gal who could detect a pea through a stack of mattresses. Two strokers are sorta like that with plugs in my experience, at least the ones I dealt with a couple decades ago. The performance difference between the right plug and almost the right plug could be like the difference between a lightening bug and lightening.
  14. Something Colbert pointed out about that speech I missed. It appears to have been ad-libbed but may not have been. Either way it indicates something about Trump's attitude towards the kingdom. He is patronized the Saudis here, NTTAWWT, but his promise to be, effectively, their agent in negotiating with American companies appears to have been a Fraudian (sic) slip. Inappropriate for a POTUS. I find it hard to picture the guy who wrote that speech being dumb enough to include this so I must take back my earlier assertion that he stayed in the prompter throughout. An interesting question might be what is it about the Sauds that turns this man into such a pussy? I won't ask it, but it is an interesting question.