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      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. World's Brightest Bioluminescent Bay

    Even more amazing is that human intervention (accidentally) made it so bright. The original Spanish owners of the island saw some bioluminescence and thought it was demon activity in the water, so they moved large boulders around to the mouth to attempt to confine the evil to that one bay and not let it out into the open sea. The breakwater actually served to reduce transportation of the dinoflagellates to the sea, but in doing so concentrated their growing population, so that the effect increased.
  2. College Football 2016

    Well, all the talk is of the Big 12 trying to add at least two, maybe four. ESPN/Fox promised commensurate payout raises five years ago, the candidate list never changed, then ESPN pulled one over on the Big 12 and used all the money on the Big 10 and ACC. Now Big 12 is PO'd and mostly in favor of getting the money they were promised. BYU seems obvious, and fortunately Hermann made UH hot at the right time - never mind that those two are the only ones available with any big time football history, even if it is from the 80's. That said, if it does come to pass, it should be much easier for Houston to hang on to Hermann, as he will have a (more or less) level field to compete, and won't be facing the same uphill as the Gamecocks do. As for why it's so expensive, it's all because cable TV brought unreal numbers of dollars to the game (did you know that you pay $80 a year to have ESPN, whether you ever watch it or not?), and being non-profits, the athletic departments have to spend all that money somewhere. A coach is an easy place to dump a quarter of it, then a Club Med spa for a locker room, how about two tons of stickers and banners to put on everything in sight, maybe an oversized eyesore scoreboard (but no new bathrooms on the upper deck, screw you peons that fund us) a little bit for the local police and newspaper to keep things quiet, and then just to keep the compliance guy happy we'll throw in an extra set of uniforms for one of the women's teams. Not to worry, ESPN has lost 11 million subscribers the last five years, and the trend is only accelerating, so all the money will evaporate within 10 years and it'll be back to amateur football again.
  3. Sailing Seattle/Port Townsend in July?

    Anacortes has Wednesday night racing if you're going to be in PT that part of the week. If you have a car (just guessing you will), hop on the ferry from PT to Coupeville, then up highway 20, follow the signs to Anacortes. Boat time usually around 5:30-6, then bring some cash to get a $5 burger dinner and cheap drinks after. Expect an hour and a half drive between the ferry and the ride up, but it might be about as close for round the cans as you can get midweek. I know two or three boats I could place you on.
  4. Eddies in the spacetime continuum. I use this one a lot. Next boat will be named Trillian - mashup of my and the Admiral's names.