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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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    Etchells fleet 24..Long River meets the Sound....
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  1. How "damaged" could the schoolboy be to come back 3 more times after the first?
  2. Obstruction of Justice is impeachable. 1) He asked Comey to abandon the Russian-Trump Team investigation. 2) When Comey refused, he fired him, then said to Lester Holt on National news, that the reason for firing was to stop the Russia investigation. Congress has the facts to impeach, but do they have the balls to do it?
  3. NBC SPORTS is running AC racing tomorrow at 1800 hours EDT, which looks like it might be the same footage for Sunday after Monaco?
  4. Usually the word "ass" goes into that place in that remark..
  5. No need for the Emoluments Clause. He clearly obstructed justice, when he asked Comey to back down, on the Russian investigation, and again when he fired Comey for not stopping it. When he told that to Lester Holt on a live news show, he freely admitted it.
  6. New Mexico high school teacher charged for allegedly having sex with student http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/19/new-mexico-high-school-teacher-charged-for-allegedly-having-sex-with-student.html?intcmp=ob_article_sidebar_video&intcmp=obnetwork
  7. Ironically, the Urologist who performed my vasectomy many years ago was named Richard (Dick) Herter; and my Dentist of 35+ years is Ernest Reamer. Also had a client named Dick Hertz, when I had a Real Estate Brokerage. Honest to God!!
  8. Even Better; only costs me a couple Vodka drinks every time she trims me?
  9. When you are tied to a dock, you will want to hang sacrificial zincs overboard that are wired and clamped to something aluminum like a toe rail. This minimizes electrolysis in the aluminum hull structure. We did this always on Boomerang in the early 80's. If I recall we hung one near the bow and one by the stern.
  10. I don't recall that offer, and your link doesn't work on office computer. I might have taken him up on the offer, as an act of civil disobediance. I don't obey the 65 MPH speed limit on the interstate either. But, that's okay, since the state does not prosecute under the limit plus 13, so 77 is good to go 24/7/365.
  11. Don't need any more LCM's? The one I have is licensed and legit.....
  12. Funny, I have been here just over 9 years, and also just hit 18k; dunno if that's bad or not? Wife does comment on it once in a while, but I just compare it to her watching Big Bang Theory. Hers is one sided entertainment, while this entails some give and take...
  13. Article said they have been nuking lasagna. This woman must have some serious assets, otherwise I doubt a legal firm would take this on a contingency fee? And if not contingency, the insurance company is probably throwing good money after bad, if they are funding the suit, IMHO.... Even if they win, does she have the ability to pay?
  14. Got a new ear/nose hair trimmer on Amazon not too long ago; works much better than the 20 year old one, I had been nursing along. Friend who comes over on Mondays for a cocktail, and to chat with the Missus, trims my hair once a month or sooner, close to the scalp with electric trimmer. Much less hassle keeping it short. I need to learn to do myself, but the first couple times I tried, it looked like a paint job with "holidays".
  15. I don't get why a lot of guys my age, early 60's, at work, have long grey hair and long beards? Short hair and closely cropped facial hair or clean shaven make most of us look ten years younger than scraggly grey hair, and grey/white Santa Claus beard??