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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. That would have been cool. I had a crush on Emma...........
  2. That's kinda an effeminate version of the Saint logo..........that little hip jut out is......wrong.......and what's with the hand.......
  3. Well this was quite unexpected. I don't know what to say except....thanks for the kind words. Upon reflection I guess it is sort of a corner bar full of characters.......... thanks
  4. Thanks. I've not visited that one.
  5. Stellar! Our small town is very similar. She lives in our neighborhood and has for 40 years. She knows Mrs PB, our kids, Mrs PB's siblings. We chat but never about my hair...she knows....it's always about the town and neighborhood. I love that.
  6. Man, Northridge was a SOB. We were living in San Juan Capistrano......I'd guess at least a good 75 miles from the quake. We got quite a ride and had some damage. It does depend on location and depth but I'd certainly think PS gets some fun.
  7. I can't even begin to tell you how many "smoke in the structure with fire alarms" responses I have been to in all manner of businesses including hospitals that literally were popcorn in the microwave. A close runnerup to mystery smoke smell in private residences is plastic things in the dishwasher up against the heating/drying coil.
  8. Seems a unreasonably big damage figure to me as well. One or two heads opened at the most. If a firefighter extinguished the fire by "holding the microwave under the sprinkler" it wasn't much of a fire. Any sprinkler activation sets off at least a local alarm (water gong) so it wouldn't go unnoticed. I wouldn't imagine the sprinkler was discharging more than around 25 gpm in a hotel application. On the 7th floor it will run down into lower floors. It sorta depends on how long it ran but.......that seems like a pretty big number.......drywall, paint and maybe carpet on parts of each floor below the fire? Maybe a couple $100K.......
  9. Long ago it was interesting. Now it isn't. It's completely dominated by a handful of people who simply go there to insult one another and anybody who offers an alternate view than their own. When I realized I wouldn't spend any real life time with folks who exhibit those behaviors, I thought why spend any on-line time with them either? Best thing I ever did was stop wandering in there.
  10. I'm lucky, the lady who cuts my hair, her shop is a 5 minute walk. She runs a #3 around my head, cleans up the neck and ears and charges $14 and I tip her $6. $20 every 6-8 weeks......$120 a year........it's easy and cheap!
  11. When I retired - never in my adult life having been allowed because of work to grow a beard - I decided to give one a trial run. So I grew a short one and kept it for a while. Very grey! The color didn't bother me, but I found it was a PIA the keep up, all trimmed and stuff worse than shaving. I also found it a PIA when eating. I could see though......when the temptation to "not worry about the looks" in favor of the ease of just letting it go could get you to that point. Frankly, if not for Mrs PB's insistence that if I had one it would be well groomed, I might well have let it go. It's SO much easier. There comes a point where you're just no longer worried about what others might think of your age or whether your beard is trimmed just so. I am easily there. Long hair? Those days - along with much of the hair - are gone. Besides I like a very short cut. Dry it and "comb" it with a towel. Easy to take care of. So.....hair is very close cut, still have the mustache, and I shave once or twice a week. I no longer wear underwear, don't own a suit, rarely have anything on my feet but flaps, and dressing up means an Aloha shirt and nice shorts or in extreme situations.....long linen or kakhi pants. There really isn't anything I'd choose to do where those circumstances would be a barrier. Now if I could just kill those ear hairs..........
  12. I lurk a few of those. I'd be curious which one. I rarely post in those since I'm a hobbyist I really don't have a lot to offer. I do learn a fair amount from the guys doing it for a living and some of the really intense hobbyists. Frankly hobby woodworking and doing it for a living are so different it's hard to compare. Everything from the techniques to tool demands are so different. As a hobbyist I get to move as slowly as I want and scratch my head in puzzlement as often as I want. Those of you who do it for a living don't have that luxury. I enjoy the process enough that it is its own reward. I don't think I'd enjoy doing it to put food on the table. I'd likely hurt myself trying.....or someone else.....