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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. The epidemic of craven socks is out of hand. We need somebody to take out the trash.
  2. Cops can kill brown folks with impunity. Armed brown folks might just want to draw first and take out cops.
  3. After this verdict, if I was a cop I would watch my back the next couple days. What Trump called "the 2nd amendment folks" may be out in force.
  4. I tell you, those container ships can come out of no where.
  5. I'm sure another Benghazi investigation would get to the bottom of it.
  6. Saying that the Sandy Hook massacre was fake is not an "opposing viewpoint." It's sick. It's bat shit crazy and sick.
  7. NBC is going to air an interview with Alex Jones. I don't know what the fuck NBC and Megyn Kelly were thinking interviewing this crazy piece of shit. By the way, Trump has praised Alex Jones- no surprise. For folks that don't know, Alex Jones is the naffy cock splat that thinks the Sandy Hook massacre was fake. He says all kinds of other stupid shit. 911 was an "inside job" and so on. People like him and Milo shouldn't be put on tv and treated like any other pundit. They should be shunned and ridiculed. Head should roll at NBC if they air this interview. Sponsors are beginning to drop her. They should The Sandy Hook parents aren't too happy, either http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/megyn-kelly-sandy-hook-alex-jones_us_593f9ef6e4b0e84514edf185?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009
  8. He seemed about one step away from apple-sauce and a drool cup. Poor guy needs to be put out to pasture. "Thanks for your service, Senator, now let's get you in those jammies."
  9. No shit! Senile? Dementia? What the hell was he on about?
  10. I like how Comey keeps mentioning "the nature of the person I was interacting with" as a reason to document the hell out of every meeting. In other words, he knew that the so-called president is a lying sack of shit.
  11. Yes, I would imagine it would be hard to tell a raging asshole of a boss to fuck off. I've never had to. But then, I only see my boss twice a year, typically..
  12. Comey pretty much straight up calling Trump a liar. He also comes off a bit weak for not telling Trump to his face that his attempt to obstruct the Flynn investigation was out of line
  13. Ya, current technology cannot fix stupid, so there is really not much to do for people like this. Stupid people with gumption tend to do okay, but stupid people with no gumption. . . . I don't know what to do about them.