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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. And the liberal circle jerk continues. The liberal mentality just amazes me. Liberal Mentality=Fuck Everyone but me. Do you really think Scot would give up his gravy train and pay more taxes or give up his M32 to subsidize a government program? Hell no!
  2. The funny thing is, Scot is out in the open jerking himself off over the asshole. Yet you say anything against the coke snorting midget, you get the flick. So he claims its his site and if he doesn't like what you say then it's his right to flick you. Hypocrisy of the liberal at its finest. And I really feel bad for your GF. Cause the second you have a mental episode, you chunk her under the bus as if you're the greatest thing ever while making a comment about her weight or intellect. . But you fail to realize you are the common denominator In all your failed relationships n
  3. Not to put a damper on this discussion but I belive you guys might be talking apples and oranges... M32s are cats. We saw them whipping around at the LTYC Ugotta Regatta. About 8-9 boats. DeVos funded. Lots of helmets on the sailors. Typical pro stuff. I belive that Scooter owns a Melges 32. And whether he is a dick or not, that is not the same as an M32. So, which boats are we talking about? Hrothgar SHARP AS A BOWLING BALL
  4. Where is the article of all the "THUGS" being pissed off about Scot posing in his flat bill and hoodie trying to be hard. Talk about cheap imitation.
  5. Said the guy sitting at his desk complaining on an internet forum. I guess that makes you a bigger loser for not showing up and putting your money where your mouth is. Let me go save you some time and go ahead and number your list of excuses and how great you are sporting around on your J29. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
  6. Reading this sounds something along the lines of what a Millennial would do in writing "THE OPEN LETTER". I'm entitled. Do what i demand or pay the price. In other words, I don't want to go through the proper channels of rectifying the situation. So lets air my opinion to the public and let them decide. And hopefully I can create a mob mentality and force the poor sap I'm writing about to succumb to my cyber bullying.
  7. I find it hilarious that he sports around with "ThugLife" on everything. Am I missing something? When did wearing a flat billed cap or a beanie make you hard?
  8. As a non-native American Indian, I am offended by their name and the record should not stand since it insults Indians.
  9. can't tell when you don't know who got the zone when. The best option is usually to avoid collision even if youre right and go tot he room.
  10. I understand I am ignorant in comparison to you, I am just trying to better contextualize my ignorance. So, what are your qualifications? Len Well I don't sit in GA and PA all day and post. I'm at least living in the real world and not through web forums.
  11. Your logic continues solidify my belief that you truly live in a bubble. You might travel and go to exotic locations, but have never actually spent time around inner city blight and experienced a group of people that are destructive on all levels. To themselves, others, and their community. And that is OK if you never have. Ignorance is bliss. Since you are new in these parts, perhaps you would like to share your qualifications and experience. It might help folks like me better contextualize my own ignorance. I just find it intriguing that so many people can stand up for the rights of criminals just cause they were roughed up a bit. Freddie Gray would have eventually got a bullet from another citizen or the law would have caught up to him eventually. But understand, I am not condoning excessive force and running around shooting every person that runs from or attacks the cops. I just understand that it happens and why it happens and don't get my panties in wad when it happens. Oh Tom, I have to say you're way off base on that assertion. Our justice system is built on the foundation that justice is not handed out by cops in the street. They apprehend when sufficient cause exists to believe a crime has taken place. We allow them to use physical and even deadly force within their discretion in order to accomplish that task. That is a HUGE empowerment and responsibility. They have to get it right or at least try to get it right with good intent. Determination of guilt and assigning punishment is the purview of the courts and a jury. That separation of powers and duties is critical to the fairness in our system and protects all of us. It applies to everyone.....yes, even dirtbags or supposed dirtbags. Everyone..........or we are diminished as a nation and a society.You make an excellent point from a Utopian perspective.
  12. Your logic continues solidify my belief that you truly live in a bubble. You might travel and go to exotic locations, but have never actually spent time around inner city blight and experienced a group of people that are destructive on all levels. To themselves, others, and their community. And that is OK if you never have. Ignorance is bliss. Since you are new in these parts, perhaps you would like to share your qualifications and experience. It might help folks like me better contextualize my own ignorance. I've been around 9 years longer than you have. I have just chosen to stay away from the cellar dwellers in PA for a long time. I just find it intriguing that so many people can stand up for the rights of criminals just cause they were roughed up a bit. Freddie Gray would have eventually got a bullet from another citizen or the law would have caught up to him eventually. But understand, I am not condoning excessive force and running around shooting every person that runs from or attacks the cops. I just understand that it happens and why it happens and don't get my panties in wad when it happens.
  13. Your logic continues solidify my belief that you truly live in a bubble. You might travel and go to exotic locations, but have never actually spent time around inner city blight and experienced a group of people that are destructive on all levels. To themselves, others, and their community. And that is OK if you never have. Ignorance is bliss.
  14. Did you just choose your name cause it sounded cool or do you really know what it means? Why would any normal person just run. It wouldn't matter if he was a white male in a suburban mall. If he makes eye contact with the cops and he runs, he is getting chased. You people are so gullible.
  15. What crime was Gray being arrested for? That is irrelevant. If he had a past as a law abiding citizen, then the police wouldn't have touched him. But his past dictated that when he saw the police, he should flee. This is what started the confrontation. The idea that you people have that you are innocent until proven guilty is a bunch of crap. It may say that on a piece of paper, but that's not how the real world works. Haha. You're a troll. No doubt one of the liberals posting crap like this in an attempt to make conservatives look like complete fucking morons. I guess cause I don't spend 10 hours a day on the forum like you, I must be a troll. Go back to the shallow end. You're wading in waters too deep for you.