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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. Silent Bob is a pseudonym for Sinner. And an idiot by any other name....
  2. First was Sledhag (fascist conservative) , now, about four months later...Bull Gator (liberal zealot). Neither will be missed and your conservative vs. liberal wackos are even for the moment. I say it was a job well done.
  3. I thought long and hard about this as I was taking my Bull Gator for the morning. Gentlemen and ladies, I would only say the following about this guy. Here is someone that has never learned the greatest rule sailing has to offer: No matter how good, rich, or talented you think you may be...there is always someone with more that is younger and has done it better. He's in his mid-40's. He's a Director of a large corporation. Fine that's pretty good, and something to shoot for. But there are some of us that work at just as large, if not larger companies that have the titles he seeks and we don't throw it around. He belittles everyone else saying that if you're not cool enough to go drinking in London, Sough Beach and Vegas; you're not it. How often do we really think he can afford to do that? Why say you're a regular in London and make yourself superior to everyone else if you don't know anything about the people you are belittling. I would guess that one or two of us travel there more than he. He spends all fo his non-political time prattling on about sailing, but doesn't even race anymore. I would suggest that there are better bulletin boards for once every couple of months multihull sailors. No, none of us are the richest, smartest, most successful and best sailors around. Frankly, there is no such thing. But I wouldn't want to get on a boat with someone that thinks they are that much better than anyone else. Why should we waste time on a site with someone we wouldn't want to sail with?
  4. Once again, BullGator proves that he is a very average individual except in one area: his ability to come off as a rude, sanctimonious ass. I suppose that you spend most of your time in London driking 10 quid drinks at bars on King's Road thinking the georgeous chic your chatting with is really into you and not the free drinks your providing while she waits for her boyfriend to arrive. Dude, you're a septic.
  5. It could have been so much fun though. You're ruining my entertainment. I, unlike some, don't have the long drinks with the fairer sex. Now I can't even gator bait. Damn. Anyway, you are the one upon whose exploits the best stories have been written...if I do say so myself.
  6. Why won't you answer my questions. Since you are someone that obviously knows London...won't you educate me? I'd like to know how you 'do' London.
  7. which little man? First I learn I'm for shit. Now some guy with only 32 posts is telling me to go away...I think. Can he?
  8. Bull Gator, I suppose that if you have to ask, you probably can't afford it (making you right once again). But is London expensive?
  9. So Bull Gator, What's London like? Do you go often? What does one do in London? Do tell...I'm all ears.
  10. BJ, My life is for shit? Really? Is that what he was trying to tell me? Oh man, I've really got to consider this...is he right? But....
  11. Hey Bull Gator, In the previous thread you called me an idiot, a twit and several other things. Additonally, you explained that we didn't like London becuase we couldn't afford to go there. Then you were surprised when people called you an arrogant prick and took Lesbian Robot's side...THE SHAME!!! Now we find out that your Christmas wish is to become a Vice President, you didn't mean to hurt anyone's feelings and you don't even race????? THE HOROR! You, sir, need to realize that you're a) not that cool, not that smart, c) not that successful, and d) have a very twisted perspective. Finally, this is a RACERS site. You coming here is like you going to a bar in Cancun, during Spring Break to pick up drunk College girls...pretty weird and possibly sick. And one final note, those that know me will probably agree that I can afford a trip to London if I really want one.
  12. The problem is that if any of those things ever actually happen we lose one of the better sources available to us on this site. The shame!