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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. Mrleft, He probably doesn't have any immediate staff! I imagine a bunch of these guys sitting around Washington amidst a top floor bereft of upper management staff. In reference to Trump cutting the upper echelon out of various depts,and seemingly in no hurry to fill them.. Funny that. Almost like he's cut everything in sight, sat back, and is now waiting to see what breaks first. Reminds me of a cat playing with a mouse. Or Bannon. Good thing about being remote from the fallout, it's utterly fascinating from a history point of view watching from afar. A real test of America's traditional values, vs....well... the Trump and Bannon Show. . Let's see what happens next.
  2. World of Water mate. Id copy the link but am out and about. it was in the prelude video to today's racing.
  3. Great interview with the Cyclors on WoW. The boys were talking about how they manage the effort and pain barrier, talking about the usual symptoms of loss of hearing, loss of sight, and even losing mental capacity like knowing you have to get over the other side of the boat. Respect. What awesome athletes.
  4. In a past life I had some experience with offshore tax havens. They're incredibly slick professional operations, but there were still some unwritten rules you adhered to. These chaps will: Never bank in US dollars, swap currency before hitting their account. The Fed is too good at tracing greenbacks. Never use less than three accounts, a input account, a holding account, and backup account. Never trade with a start up bank, they subscribe to very expensive newsletters to keep them ahead of the fed gov's. The US setup illegal offshore banks to trace money flow. Never use their personal computer. Buy a disposable. Diverse corporate entities adds a huge layer of complexity. And that's without bitcoin. NSA can eavesdrop on everything, but It's not as easy to trace money as you think.
  5. Should we take bets on how many will be handed in then?
  6. Oakes, you are officially a cunt. Integrity still means something to those that matter. I hope it was worth it.
  7. Gee thanks for the condescending response, what the fuck did the whole state do to you? I suppose all Yanks are cunts because Trump is. Or all Islamists are cunts because (insert here) is. Takes me a fair bit to get riled usually , but you just came across as an utterly arrogant prick. Thanks for the conversation, not.
  8. Hi Bent, Can I get an answer please?
  9. Weird huh? Can you please expand on this theory please? You have my undivided attention.
  10. Can he do anything besides repeal Obama's policies? Undo.Undo.Undo. Write a Muslim travel ban. Doesn't matter what it looks like. Undo. Undo. Undo. Release 1 page tax plan.Doesn't matter what it looks like. Undo. Undo. Undo. Fair dinkum.
  11. Bolt is a dick. Somebody give them Alan Jones favourite resataurant please.
  12. Good on Khan. Those two tweets were beyond contemptible. That was the catalyst to switch our first million from our traditional US supplier. I rang the US Consulate General in Sydney and informed them why we were doing it. Poor bastard at the CG, I got the feeling I wasn't the only one.
  13. He probably got told by McMasters he was a very naughty boy "Now go out there and reiterate the US support for Article 5.". More like Trump realised they need something from a Nato partner. He hasn't twigged yet the whole world now hates his guts.
  14. DoRag for his exhaustive attempts at making SA a truly global forum.
  15. Dear God people, take a deep breath. I sit left. If somebody is going slower I overtake then move left. Sometimes I overtake on the left. I ride bikes. I speed sometimes. I never get shitty with other road users bad driving. I vague out and go to a happy place, or I'd have a coronary every 2nd car I meet. I suppose.....I'm human.... Next.