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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. RIP Wally. Fair winds be at your back. It was a plesure knowing and sailing with you.
  2. 19 minutes here in the midwest
  3. I'm jealous puffy. The Victory is sitting under a cover awaiting warm weather. The Midwest sucks.
  4. Just got done with a vacation using AirBnB. We had three different places booked. A week before our vacation one of the owners of a place where we were going to stay calls and says he has to cancel our reservation due to a family medical problem. Ok, no problem we will find another place to stay. Worked out ok since we were able to meet puffyjman and have lunch with him. Great guy and hope to meet up with him again. Back to the story. We contacted AirBnB to see how to get a refund on the canceled reservation. We are still waiting for our refund. They are difficult people to reach since they only communicate via email. Overall our experience with the properties was good. Just hope you don't get a cancellation and want your money back in a timely fashion.
  5. BRJ Good luck when the day arrives
  6. Nothing wrong with Naples. Was trying to stay away from that part of the gulf. Cost of living may be more than I want to deal with.
  7. Nothing magical about the gulf coast. I am ready to slow down and relax. Great seafood and nice people. Actually more my style than where I currently live.
  8. Even though it is a few years off, I am looking for help in deciding on a place to retire. You are all good sources of information and I will use your information to my advantage. We know we want to be on or very near to the Gulf Coast from Apalachicola Fl To around New Iberia LA. I am retiring with a pension from the great state of Illinois, if it still exists , so being retirement friendly is a must. I am not looking to work, but my girlfriend plans on working a few more years. She is in the restaurant business and will stay in it at some level. I familiar with the heat, humidity, and hurricane possibilities. Seafood is a priority as well as ample opportunities to fish and hunt. Large cities are not required. We will be looking to either rent or buy a house in the area where we land. Sailing is not a priority, but if opportunities exist the more the better. We are not very familiar with the area and will be making our first exploratory trip to the South Oct. 17-23. Our stops to stay will be Port St. Joe, Fairhope, and Houma in that order. This is more of an exploratory trip to get acquainted with the area. Any advice on places to avoid or explore further is appreciated. We hope that after several trips we will find a new place to call home.
  9. Gary is done ridin' the storm out.
  10. I have no dog in this fight, but would like to hear your opinions. A boat is chartered for a race. After the race the charterer attempts to bring the boat back but runs into weather and needs to get back home within a day or two for business purposes. The boat is sailed into a harbor and presumably will be vacated so the charterer can get home. There are people on board who are more than capable of finishing the return trip. Charterer calls boat owner and says here is where your boat is and you need to come get it. What do you think?
  11. Happy Birthday Tim
  12. Sorry to hear Ike. Big Country is staying on the hard in 2013.
  13. Happy birthday Jim. Here's to a great 2013 Eric
  14. Sounds like a boatyard I know of whose reputation is something along the lines of---although you cannot pay more, you can get better. Know the place well. Still the same I see.
  15. Good see that the boat went to a good Chicago yard that can handle a boat that big.