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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. I've no doubt this is true for most areas, it too often fails with water though. NGOs set up thousands of sand filters, people use the same buckets to catch the water that they used to carry the contaminated water. They often don't trust chlorine and peroxide. So many people are immune to the choliform that they don't understand why their own child gets sick from it. Yeah, they can do it. The ability is there. It's the will that is too often missing.
  2. What does this have to do with me?
  3. Exactly what happened in my old state, (very much a red state). Any beer bigger than 12 oz., or higher than 5% ABV was illegal, in other words, 99 of the top 100 brews on Beer Advocate were illegal. That's where the "what's the matter with the beer we got" came in. The beer advocacy group to which I belonged (Free The Hops) made no progress. Finally, a major distributor saw the opportunity and had the law changed.
  4. This is weird pickem this year. Since we all have Nashville, no matter what happens in the final, Chester and Figment still win.
  5. It seems that the emerging reality of brewing is that it's an industry that increasingly favors smaller batches, reasonable pricing, and better quality. And the big breweries can't compete too well with the small brewers in that. They're left trying to convince beer drinkers that they don't actually want small batch, farmhouse style brews. It's not that this is something new, but rather that beer is rejoining the industry that it left behind before WWII. In almost all cases, a loaf of hand made local, fresh bread tastes better than something made in an industrial plant and then stabilized. It seems that beer is more like bread than it is, say, like rolled steel, Blue ray players and work boots.
  6. That's an awesome photo. Real women, and unretouched skin is pleasing to look at.
  7. It's hard to have a sense of humor when you miss ICOs, and I've missed all of the best. A $100 purchase of Ethereum in its ICO just a few years ago would now be worth about $1.3 million. Actually though, there is a 100% effective way to know if an ICO will fail ... If I buy some, then it will fail. 100% guaranteed.
  8. ICO. That is all.
  9. They're all roughly the same, unless you manage to find a good deal with you frequent flier miles. But there is also mona.co, which is completely different. I think not valid yet in the USA, but when it is, it will change everything.
  10. Luxembourg represents!
  11. Maybe you guys are right. But it reads fake. I just can't see a blue chip lawyer like that using that kind of language in a C&D.
  12. Those little plastic humidors and an $8 guitar humidifier (a little sponge in a plastic breather) work fine for seasonal storage. Make sure the sponge isn't too damp. If anything, those plastic humidors might be too humidity tight, the smokes seem to take a while longer to dry when they come out of those. I like the ammo box idea.
  13. Now that the truth is finally out about chocolate cake, how long will it be before we are finally told of the true health benefits of a rail of coke off a hooker's back?
  14. It can't be real, it has that Trump comment about "ass in a sling." I've never seen anything like that in an attorney's letter. I can't imagine a high end attorney would ever allow such a thing in a C&D letter, it's practically a threat.
  15. That letter to Breathed is obviously a fake. While the products might be subject to copyright, satire is a well protected endeavor. No good lawyer would waste their time with it, and I can only assume that someone like Donald Trump hires very good lawyers ... huge lawyers, the best.