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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. I'll bet you're not as shocked as "Ferret" was
  2. I have the same in Aus with FF
  3. Great to see the PA sandpit still functioning as normal Sympathies for you Seppos. Like him or loathe him Trump is gunna screw the pooch - the domestic viewpoint may seem reversible despite what he may do however ground lost internationally isn't easily recovered The wall idea might create a few jobs for Mexicans paid by the US using Chinese bricks & Vietnamese concrete
  4. Mouthbreathers unite!! Congrats to the Donald he pulled off an historic win that will be written into US history no matter what else happens. Hopefully it will be a Cinderella story where he will be remembered as a great leader that made good use of his time to bring positive change History will be favourable to Obama however. He has been a steady pair of hands through a difficult period of early office & although unpopular now, history bends memories through those rose coloured glasses brilliantly Trump has set himself some impossible tasks & even though everyone (you'd hope) understands election promises are no better than the kid running for class captain (or yes, el presidente) promising 4hr lunch breaks to the baying crowd of kids & their smug teachers. Regardless 'the people' will latch onto a few issues that will become prickly & will test his durability. There will also be a swing back after the honeymoon period & Trump will suffer in the polls, probably earlier than expected Trump has support in Aus also. Many people look to the ideal that he represents as the solution for the problems we have as individuals & as a society. It's hard to imagine a wall big enough to stop global population growth (as one isolated issue) but Aus has that view also & we wave a big stick as best we can against a growing surge of humanity. The interest in landing in our countries won't stop, we live too well To be honest, from the outside, it looks like history about to repeat for the thousandth time
  5. Did you see the FB chatter about bringing her back to life & to the lake?
  6. What a right royal shit fight
  7. Kieran Perkins 1500m gold in 96!
  8. You can be both a hunter & a target shooter dickhead
  9. We used to have roving tennis ball cannon wars around the neighborhood. shit we made the real deal out of schd 80 pvc with a grill lighter. You should check this out http://www.spudtech.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=6 rifled pvc fuckin hey i got to get me some of that. We did the same with PVC & made spud & orange variations. Spuds inside of 250' hurt...a lot Pellet guns wars with feed pellets or citrus peel were fun too Bottle rockets were hard to come by but kinda fun however ball shooters were the tool of choice. Tape a few 20 balls together & spray away! Throw Downs were also fun but the little quartz rocks got in your ears, down your pants & they were sharp
  10. If they list target shooting as their genuine reason for firearm ownership they cannot hunt. I have vermin control-business use for my genuine reason to own firearms so i cannot take part in target shooting competitions, i think this should be changed to allow target shooters to hunt and allow hunters to take part in target shooting competitions. If we try to change this the bed wetters will whinge we are trying to water down our gun laws. Lyin by name, Lyin by nature This is complete BS
  11. Bets on how many bongs he'll punch to celebrate?? Fairly amazing achievement. Superhuman
  12. Winner, winner, chicken dinner
  13. How old is your kid? As others have said, I would start with a .22 bolt rifle (since the Ruger 10/22 Assault Rifle is banned there). I have no issue with an air rifle, but a .22 is a real gun and a kid may get bored with an air rifle quickly.I like the idea of pellets because I learnt to shoot with a Daisy BB gun...it eventually broke from over pumping. It was pretty durable considering the misuse it was given I see the argument for a .22 but that still applies if he starts with air
  14. Yes, it will be a father son sport. We have a range very close by which is great because so many other activities require travel Its been a long time since I've shot targets & no doubt my eyes wont work as well although I've still got 20/20 at distance
  15. Okay my young fella is approaching the age where in Aus he can obtain a minors shooting licence Not being terrified of guns as the gun nuts would like to believe, I'm happy for him to take up the sport Im putting thread in PA because I believe it has the chance for a less polarised discussion plus I need a few tips... In the target shooting competitions where or what's the best place to start? I should add the local club will no doubt steer him into conventional or air rifle, so if anyone has been down this path before, I'd appreciate tips