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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. Meanwhile the left is in hysterics from a private conversation that was in poor taste while idolizing the rapist that was President and his wife who defended him. I guess words really do speak louder than actions. And you wanted her elected. You are some kind of stupid. Still prefer a bigamist as you call him to a lying rapists accomplice .
  2. With that logic Hillary taking donations to the Clinton Foundation in exchange for Uranium rights would disqualify her.
  3. Took the D's long enough to manufacture the evidence.
  4. It does seem light on the early sign ups...I wonder if people just quit sailing and picked up a road bike. I've heard that there's nothing quite like the feel of spandex bike shorts choking off the circulation to your groin as you mount a seat that could likely double as your wife's sex toy, and then you settle in for a 3 hour ride in scenic country side, but your views are obscured by the sight of another man's ass clad in spandex on the bike in front of you. If it's me, I'll take the torture of rusty race committee work and foamy kegs over a road bike any day... +1 (Thanks for the belly laugh)
  5. Same as Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch - talking about grandkids.
  6. No, what I get pissed off about is before an election, the party in power blatantly lying about an attack on a US embassy that resulted in the ambassador being killed. What part do you not get that it was calculated lying, over and over again.
  7. Exactly this - IMHO, Trump didn't win as much as Mme Clinton lost. Amen - it didn't hurt that Trump was NOT a politician.
  8. Well yes, this is true. He has no business whatsoever in that office. But it was in interesting take on how he could be such an ignoramus and also be so tone deaf on racial issues. But Obama did. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/03/07/obama-also-referred-slaves-immigrants/98875122/ Now you've done it. That clip will make it hard for pĀ®incipled folk to simultaneously deride Obama and defend Carson. For the record, I can't understand how either equate the Middle Passage with Immigration. Listen closely to what Obama said vs. what Carson said, and how he said it. In all fairness to Carson, part of the problem is that Obama is an eloquent loquitur and Carson is a bumbling idiot, and Carson may have been trying to echo what Obama said and simply fumbled it. Obama was very careful to quantify slaves as immigrant "in a sense". But NOT in the way Carson did - as people arriving with hopes and dreams for a better life, but in the sense that they are people being transplanted from A to B, without getting into the why's and hows. But the people that can only see black and white and no shades of gray or subtle meaning will happily and idiotically equate the two statements. When did you become such a bigoted prick?
  9. When the news starts actually reporting the news and not what its interpretation of things are I might actually start paying attention to them again.
  10. Well yes, this is true. He has no business whatsoever in that office. But it was in interesting take on how he could be such an ignoramus and also be so tone deaf on racial issues. But Obama did. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/03/07/obama-also-referred-slaves-immigrants/98875122/
  11. Where do you race - PHRF is not supposed to be rating the team. That pisses me off a bit to hear. And of course a team that sails together for years will almost always do much better than a boat with pickup crew.
  12. Amen - thanks for that. And if you don't like PHRF - guess what you don't have to race it. Don't bash the people who are good with it.
  13. Old and tired - yes. Main difference with PHRF and the others is that it is cheap. That really is the bottom line. It is perfect for midweek beer can races. If regattas want to offer it so be it. They get more boats. If you don't like PHRF then don't race in PHRF, it really is that simple. If others still want to use PHRF let them. And no matter which rating system is used the boats that don't win will always either call the winner a cheater of claim they have a crap rating.
  14. So what do you see as them not paying attention to? Curious.
  15. I am afraid he is right - Y doesn't tack or say you tack then yes he broke the rule. Y then could protest R. Y doesn't get to decide that R is breaking a rule - only a PC ca determine that. EDIT - and on top of that if Y takes time to try and argue with R, then determines that he is going to protest him I say he has taken too long to hail protest and fly a flag.