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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 one time I ended up in the clink, I smiled. Why not? Uh....because it's unnatural? Appearances help... Myself, if I don't smile for a photograph I look like a mass murderer. At least, with a grin like that, someone who opens her file does not immediately suspect her of killing kittens.
  2. Big deal. Points right back to this page. We have come full circle...
  3. Sorry, repost... This one is probably my current favourite:
  4. And if you do not know the last one, here's the original. Don't watch unless it's Friday.
  5. Stumbled on The Lounge Kittens a few weeks back, and I'm hooked. This is so brilliant.
  6. No specific advice on alcoholism, just a comment or two about seeking help (which have already been made, but which I support): First, deciding to seek help is already half of the solution to the problem. Second, you have to find the therapy / therapist which works for you. A person who is wonderful for someone, may not work for someone else. And all psychologists know this. Therefore, there is no shame in testing out different solutions, different therapists, until you find one who can really help you.
  7. IIRC, Haji had a Martin Backpacker for his ocean racing. Did the Vendee Globe with it...
  8. See Presuming Ed's first post. Trust me, no two pregnancies are equal and anything can happen...
  9. The rule, of which I remember about half, is that the adjective comes after the noun, except if it is part of a small special group of adjectives (petit, grand, jeune, vieux... there are others). Anyway, there is just no way you can speak any language unless you can do this kind of thing intuitively... or unless you can't do it at all in which case you make mistakes but people understand anyway.
  10. There is a pattern... Quite a lot of the last posters are in the Biggest Asshole election. However, these may simply be the people here who post the most.
  11. ....those look more like meth-heads with Cellos Yeah, I couldn't find anything featuring hipsters that was worth watching. Go figure. Check out the carbon fiber bass each is playing, cool Some guys have done a hard-rock version... Check it out, it's even better!
  12. That song is used in the Apollo 12 episode of From the Earth to the Moon : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6pUhAafhKE
  13. The dogs are actually called 'Pistol' and 'Boo'? Thought that Meli had decided to keep the two separated for the moment...
  14. You're all looking at this the wrong way... Instead of handing in man cards, you just say: "I'm so amazingly manly, I can grow orchids and still ooze testosterone wherever I go." The same goes for knitting, by the way...
  15. In spite of how great Stana Katic looks, I can't imagine a real cop or PI in those heels. I beg to differ... As my favourite fictional female PI, Kate Brannigan, tends to say, one of the main requisites for a modern PI is to be able to blend in with whatever scene she's visiting. Which sometimes means, changing from business chic to slutty bad dress in a matter of minutes. Kate definitely has those heels, in case they're needed. But then again, she's petite, auburn, well under 30, and hates guns. Not the PI you're looking for...