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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. My mango tree is heavy with fruit. There are some avocados coming along as well. Having a squirrel assault rifle is a reasonable precaution. My large, main dog is on injured reserve.
  2. Wow a mainsail with the original speed wrinkles still showing! Nice, Valis. Bandaloop looks great with her new paint, Mr. Moon.
  3. 20' Howard Chapelle Sharpie Yawl https://eastnc.craigslist.org/boa/6133886499.html
  4. At the NY Times they're concerned that The Cult of the Presidency May Not Survive Trump They seem to view this as a bad thing for some reason. I think the institutional "damage" they're talking about, where Congress and the Courts act like we actually have three branches of government, is not damage at all.
  5. We don't need badges for that authority. Just a jury summons. I support FIJA. But it has nothing to do with guns so wouldn't interest you.
  6. The other pose is pretty awesome too. I think that's the head of the sail hanging down at the top of the pic.
  7. VT Gov Phil Scott Vetoes Legalization I guess the current version has unclear penalties for sales to minors. No smoking out in vehicles with kids? Hard to believe it would be allowed and I can see the Governor's point. Expanding and delaying the commission doesn't sound necessary. They've got until November to figure out how to tax and regulate it. It shouldn't take that long. Just foot dragging.
  8. I do that with other boats but not the little skiff. They tell me if I don't fall again and screw it up further in the next few weeks, I'll be OK. So I'm not allowed on boat ramps, docks, boats, or anything fun for a little while.
  9. That link won't work on any computer. Here's what he's all worked up about. I said I might buy a drum magazine for you if you visited FL. We were obviously plotting the gun crime of the century. The horror.
  10. Over in the mast-raising thread a guy posted about his bungy-assisted system. Got me thinking about other uses for giant rubber bands. The trailer in my pic above has plastic bunk slicks and good rollers that are kept lubricated. A gentle shove and the boat comes right off. Usually. It didn't quite make it a couple of weeks ago. I was fooling around getting it the rest of the way off the trailer when I fell and broke my hip. Maybe I'll put a bungee between the goal posts. Stretch it around the bow and it'll fire my skiff into the water like a slingshot.
  11. Very clever. The bungy is pulling hardest when it's needed most and you don't have to have a person dedicated to operating a winch or pulling a block & tackle.
  12. Pics from up on the ladder or it didn't happen. You did climb the ladder, right?
  13. I was poking around yesterday and looked at the name change screen. It said I had changed my name within the last 30 days and couldn't change it. I can't find out when I did change it but I'm pretty sure I've been Uncooperative for more than 30 days? Or did that reset with the forum upgrade? I don't care at the moment. I have no intention of changing it before July. Just wondering.
  14. That's right. If I were in Connecticut, I'd be among the "scores of thousands" that the Hartford Courant said did not choose to participate in that state's confiscation program. If I were really going to send Billy the contraband magazine he asked for, I would do it without joking about it on the internet. He's going to have to solve his own problem while I joke around. And yes, if I lived in California, I would not participate in this summer's confiscation program either. CT is a much smaller state. Cali is about to create millions of new felons.
  15. Why don't you wander over to Cruising Anarchy and ask some people with the courage to post under their real names who are Facebook friends of mine and can see all the posts about my injury? I'd suggest Kim Bottles and Bob Perry.