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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.
    • 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. in the UK all our voting is paper voting early is available - and yes people have been caught cheating on that having watched your election and the trump administration via youtube I don't think that we have the same problem at the moment we have the BBC and that works as a sort of sheet anchor of accuracy keeping the crazies in check a little - we also do not have the same tradition of shock jocks and rules against hate speach I was really interested to see how trump jumped on the Brexit as some sort5 of endorsement of his campaign I failed to see any connection I voted to remain but leaving is not a zero sum game British politics moves at lightening speed - europe moves slower than a slow thing. The parliamentary system also makes it dead easy to dump a party leader as soon as they become a liability - they get dumped in office I think google algorithms are not without some involvement in this Dylan
  2. I assume he is hosing the investigators with information about Kushner https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/us/politics/kushner-flynn-sessions-russia.html I enjoyed hearing Kushners speaking voice no wonder he is shy of microphones - he makes Bill Gates sound stentorian
  3. goodonim I reckon she looked a fine site storming up the river with the tide under him he sailed wing on wing through the moorings It was lovely light that night We always get adventurous dutchmen coming up here and dropping their hooks into the mud and watching the sun going down in a perfect anchorage once the hook goes down into the mud it will never drag makes a mess of the foredeck when it comes up though - a small price to pay for a good night's sleep. some-one somewhere has made some films about the Deben D
  4. bloody handsome boat I reckon sorry about the wobble I was in the 9 foot sailing tender
  5. As an outsider of course.... surely the old system of going into a polling booth and putting your cross on a bit of paper on the day of the election and then handing the counting over to hundreds of hard top corrupt grannies the way we do it in the UK is a better and safer system And voice aside Jared wants to put as much American govt business on the cloud as possible.... that does not seem awfully wise given his Russian meetings and involvement with data processing. How much sensitive data have the Russians harvested already with his help? yours A well wisher across the ocean
  6. pleased to see the busters word appears to have crossed the atlantic from suffolk to Merca. they are on their way around the med -good for both of them I say - and the two blokes on board.
  7. God bless the NHS. As I enter my sixties I am really pleased that we are not forking out for health insurance. Dylan
  8. excellent interweaving thread wafting between naughty fishermen and back to the politics of sailors again with barely a pause for breath there is also some great writing on this forum - short, witty and well commposed. As an outsider your politics does seem to come very expensive which is not a good thing if it is reduced to two giant dollops of cash fighting for power The current side show - one district in Georgia - the most expensive in history. http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/06/georgia-special-election-spending-record-238054 Of course I guess it is was a good thing if the Russians turn out to have helped with some of the costs of your last round of elections and also helped with spreading information to those who could make the most of it As an old BBC bloke watching the Trump crisis unfold from this side of the Atlantic has been really interesting. Ours is so quick it is over before you realise it. Dylan PS - in my day the BBC would never have let Katty Kay yak on CNN
  9. generalisations are dangerous but often quite useful
  10. I have dumped the films now did it this morning put it down as a failed experiment but that is the good thing about youtube you can make stuff go away inbox full of vituperation got the worst angry emails on a blog about how trump has raised the temperature of the debate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5iWr9joTw4 D
  11. B, over here I have only ever met one black sailor and one asian I will leave your ironic comments on the tble generalisations are all I have to go on of course... perhaps the posters here tend to be more liberal I have now dumped the political blogs I was wondering if many American yachtsmen might refuse to watch a sailing film because it was made by a bloke whose political leanings are not in precise alignmwnt with their own. I did get a lot of angry emails one bloke said that he hoped that my hippy kids got blown up in the next London bomb he had clearly watched a lot of my films - neve tapped in though D
  12. scrotes is what we call them. The same night they nicked my outboards they also nicked the tools from the back of a truck belonging to the local farrier all very will stealing a sailors outboards from a rich sailor but stealing the tools with which a man earns his living and to pay his rent, feed his kids is beneath contempt. I got a fair amount of hate mail when I said that we should stop using two strokes in sensitive environmental areas. Four strokes are much more fuel efficient and don't dump crud in the water - love my little Honda. Never refused to start. D
  13. As an outsider looking in, Newt does not seem like a very nice man
  14. interesting observation.... anyone else agree with that? it does seem the opposite of here the bigger the boat, the richer the person the more likely they are to vote right wing loving the thread drift - which seems to be a bit of a speciality here on these fora I love the Tohatsu - so much that when I had it nicked from my garage that I bought another exactly the same - but older - to replace it. Noisy bastard though.....not as noisy as the Honda 2.3. I now wear ear defenders when using either outboard D
  15. good stab at it D oddly enough over here most coastal areas vote conservative interesting observation on boat length too here I would say the longer the yacht the more right wind the owner sweeping generalisation of course .... how do you draw the length break point Dylan