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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 have max nt for Raymarine for Mexico and Pacific what exactly are you looking for?
  2. Headmaster of the Quaker school I attended was William Oats
  3. I feel you are being unfair to the pricks in the Priuses. After all they are saving the planet and we owe them their right to cut in and hog the roads
  4. Try this one on for size
  5. welcome back Mark, hope the recovery continues full tilt and the search for a birth for 2017 is successful
  6. Paul's sister Penny and brother Tony can be located on Faceplant
  7. Fuffa, you're correct about Robin coming from the yard to Newport just prior to the race, but that was 1972. In 1973 she sailed to Florida for SORC. I was sailing against her on Sorcery, the original C&C 61.
  8. 'Cracker night' when you're there,
  9. Fufkin: "The crew initially test sailed the boat with a modified mock up deck to revise sheeting angles and winch/block placements and then they had the actual deck built, brought her down the Hudson with her unstepped mast, got some prep time and let it rip." I think you've got your boats and dates mixed up Fuffa. Robon sailed around from California prior to SORC and Bermuda Race in 1972
  10. sexist,,,, I think one says "misogynist" these days. Or maybe that's different. Hard to keep track. yeah, just as you say. I thought misogany was just an olympic sport until the recent political run around
  11. You're right Bull, I posted last night after watching the idiots burning garbage in the road and stopping traffic just cause their nominee didn't win. I'll take it back. AGW is anthropogenic global warning or man made if you prefer. Does man effect the environment, sure but the hysteria of the liberal left "that's why I cited AlGore" is overblown with the intent of fear mongering. Bull, Al Gore was politicizing it when he made his prediction...after all, he is a politician... One the Global Warming front, I think most of us would agree the globe is warming...the earth has warmed and cooled many times before, and will likely continue to do so. I also think most of us would agree mankind is having an negative impact on global warming. The real question is how much of an impact, and how sure are we of our science? After all, at one point we were pretty sure the sun orbited the earth, we also thought the earth was flat. More recently we thought letting blood was the right way to treat high blood pressure (as well as other symptoms), now we know bleeding is not the correct approach. Just this year studies have shown flossing to be of no benefit in the prevention of periodontal disease after years of dentists telling us to floss... Scientifically, we learn more and more that we didn't know every year...and learn that some things we think we true (scientifically), are not true... Given that climate science is a relatively new field of study, why are we so sure we know how much of the warming is due to man, and how much of it is due to some other factor we haven't even discovered yet? Crash Well written,,,,
  12. Tasmania is very nice, lots of boating areas and very nice people. We're headed that way in April, but not for the reason you all think. PC in Australia is much like here unfortunately, and politics just as screwed up (so the left-wingers might feel right at home).
  13. Here's Rose of Sharon her surviving little sister
  14. Yes, it looks kinda limp. Something's amiss. Look at that, "not a sheer". Drawn with a school ruler. JV = Johan Valentine