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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. That might be how you see it, perhaps you need to re-read some of your posts and develop a little insight. My view is that Bob provides a vast amount of information here and gets along with almost everybody. He isn't perfect, but nobody is. Whatever.
  2. Thank you everybody for the nice words.
  3. Thanks. She is a great kid. Studying pre-med in college. I won the kid lottery with her. The perfect example that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, she got the best of both parents and then some.
  4. Just a little thread drift, as long as people are posting beautiful things. My daughter (my only child) got married yesterday, I came to the US for her wedding, it was wonderful.
  5. I see the problem thusly; If a Catholic institution, let's say a hospital, won't provide insurance coverage to provide their employees birth control pill coverage, that creates a real hardship for the employee. It does not create a tangible hardship for the Catholic hospital, it is a philosophical hardship. Secondly, it is easy for people to say, you don't like go work somewhere else. First of all, that is a ratter un-Christian view in my opinion and second of all, in many towns that isn't a viable option. It might well be that the large Catholic hospital in town is the only employer for certain skill sets. Or the local Hobby Lobby might be the only place for someone with only a high school diploma to obtain employment. 50 years ago when there were many blue collar jobs with excellent health insurance benefits, this wan't a problem. In today's economy, any job is difficult to find in many places. Quite frankly, I don't think it has anything to do with deeply held religious beliefs, I think it has to do with the narrow minded, mostly white male dominated religious, conservative, types that want the power and control that they feel they need. Look at the current Pope, he is far more open minded on many issues. Most Christians (and non-Christian religions) are quite hypocritical in my opinion, if there were truly a loving God, there wouldn't be all of these bullshit rules in religion in the first place. You show me how these folks are materially damaged by accepting that not everyone feels the need to control everything they do. Fuck them all, it is a mostly a bunch of bullshit. Hate the sin, love the sinner, yeah, right. The less influence religion has in day to day life, the better off we will be. Believe what you like, when you start to fuck with people lives because of your religious beliefs, I have a real problem with that. I will start a satanist church since the current administration is all about religious freedom, let's see how those hypocritical fuckers like that.
  6. Plenty of other industries have died, accountants and tax people aren't special.
  7. I think Brent is off of his meds again. He is more incoherent than usual.
  8. And don't forget the Mormons!
  9. Bill Maher nails perfectly what I was trying to say above about those people that just couldn't bring themselves to vote for Clinton. An organic cucumber indeed!
  10. It took the Dems 18 months to write the bill, while not perfect was workable, and take a vote. It took the Pubtards 3 months to write 2 bills, one sucked worse than the other. The original ACA would have been fine if the other side of the aisle would have cooperated but their entire strategy for 8 years was to obstruct, not to help the country.
  11. Most conservatives are really reactionaries.
  12. Wow, that's a high standard. think I will run for president in that case.
  13. You are truly delusional/ The health insurance (not health care) plan is a train wreck. The tax reform plan is another pice of shit. He has so far done his damndest to wreck any respect for the US in the foreign policy arena. Putin is winning wither way, it Trump is Putin's cock holster, that's fine. If trump isn't, that's fine to because Putin is no fool. He knows what a destabilizing effect Trump is having on the country. Keep living in dreamland.
  14. Does this satellite photo make me look fat?
  15. He was probably 19 or 20 years old and spent 3 weeks there. Now he can claim he has some street cred because he actually got near poor black people. Way to go Doggie. Obviously you didn't learn a fucking thing.