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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. Thanks MN now I see what you are saying my response is Having worked with youtube for so many years I did know that google owns them.... however, I think it unlikely that the Russians would be doing something so obvious as buying places for the films from Shydux, jon snow, etc etc etc I assume that their involvement in the politics of the United states would be a bit more sophisticated than buying places at the top of the google or youtube search results. -which would be counterproductive. I have been running a website for ten years and most weeks I get offers from people who will push me up the search engines - I think that promoting films up the youtube search results would require a fair bit of guile. More than the average seo spammer could deliver Dylan
  2. I am not sure I entirely understand what yoou are trying to say can you give an explanation that an english eejit can understand? D
  3. https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGribbson/videos the one with the busters gets a quarter of a million hits the re-cut of the same film - sans buster shot - gets 1000 D
  4. that is true but an army of tweeting sock puppets, comments on forums and links to chopped up cable shows will influence what google et al feeds to you. I have been dancing with google algorithms for a decade now (60 million hits on youtube) and they can be manipulated to feed certain films or itms of news to more people. Dylan
  5. the really weird thing is that a solid 38 per cent or so of American voters don't care if he tells porkies all day and all night. He is playing by new rules the man literally has no shame in telling fibs amazing! telling lies has no meaning until he is forced to speak under oath, then telling lies will have a meaning I am sure that the Brits, Canucks, Kiwis and cobbers look at the states and go "what the heck are you guys thinking?"
  6. I would have said that yours is an entirely rational way of approaching the subject. PBS seems pretty measured too. As an absorber of the news via the youtube thumbnails youtube is offering me then I would say that the temperature is being raised by the wording on the thumbnails - both embedded and as the film as renamed by scores of people who chop the news us but who are these people shydux, Jon snow, etc etc are they Americans doing this? so many questions, I am several hours ahead of new york but even for me by 11 in the morning chopped up bits of the morning shows are being fed into the system by people unknown. Generally the about page on these people is very sketchy - but there is a lot of work going on here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOBDYfMV8ckXEUA5F_kixNQ/about https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWfqAftdVpBIMMvANgkmAFg/about I am not sure how that work is being paid for? are these american being paid by americans a chinese channel broke through into the soundtrack of one I heard this morning Dylan
  7. I like 360's - they tell you a lot aboutn the sailing experience Good woman you have there
  8. that is whqt amazes me about the whole saga Trump is not only a liar but he makes liars of those around him. There are so many Americans - not just Trumps paid WH staff and the politicians who support him but journos who are prepared to go on screen and just tell whoppers and porkies and burn their careers. One assumes that those people at fox - Wallace and Smith aside - started as journos on proper newspapers or TV stations which had journalistic standards and now there they are, on ,ranting about deep states and a string of hog wash....bloody amazing. Not so much speaking truth to power but bowing to the whims of the mighty
  9. If anyone doubted the power of the the click bait then take look at the page for hia videos https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzRAbRZ7ZExBLNzZsdZ5psw/videos he has 11 films up - tne are in the hundreds of clicks - the one with the girls in bikinis has 58,000 in two weeks. D
  10. some classically epic anarchy thread drift here most endearing. Dylan
  11. I think that it was less biased in the past. I guess it is fairly cheap TV to have five people talking at microphones from studios. D
  12. I guess that running, preparing for, advertising in elections in the states is now a multi-billion dollar industry employing tens of thousands of people. It was good of Putin to be prepared to put some resources and effort into the business this time around... goodonim....I guess Dylan
  13. I agree there are lots of cases of ballot box stuffing However, I think that now that every second in the life of a ballot box from identified individual putting their folded up bit of paper in to a ballot box until the box is emptied onto the counting table can be tracked by video the computer way looks the more vulnerable to fraude than having humans and video cameras involved at every step along the way. Dylan
  14. I am sure you are correct L the power to influence lies in the ones who control the algorithms that deliver the news to your screen facebook, google ect I assume that they can be manipulated by enough people such as the millions of fake twitter registrations as a web site owner I get three emails a day from people offering to optimise my impact on google I guess I should get some Ukrainian web boys to promote me to the top with a million twitter followers $400 per million is the current going rate) I have been working my films through youtube for a decade - I have had around 60 million hits (not on sailing... only 1.7 million on that space) so I have been dancing with goolge algorithms for longer than most. As an old bloke I have to guess what google is doing when deciding what to offer people down the right hand side of the youtube page - or to your smart TV youtube page - or even what they decide to offer you next after you have watched one film. If google decided to get behind one candidate or another then it could bombard you with positive clips about one person and negative clips about another. The various commitees looking at this had better get their arses into gear - I am sure the russian chaps will/are playing the same games in europe. One interesting aspect is the way that American law allows people to download the news shows and chop them up to say whatever story they want youtube now calls these "mash-ups" - a moniker that covers most of the material that now appears on youtube. If it is Mash-up thenn it belongs to youtube I would like to wish you chps across the water the very best of luck with wahtever blessings The Don dumps on you. Dylan