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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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  • Birthday 05/02/2015

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    Sunny Coast QLD via Sydney NSW AUS, Florida, & NorCal, USA
  1. Cheers mate~! Living in sunny regional Queensland and working way too much but all's well. Might think about getting on a boat again soon. I can hear the big bloke yelling at me to "just fucking go sailing, kitten!" Thanks Mr Grumpy~! Peace & cupcakes, ~Skirts
  2. Charley Morgan stopped by to bless Spawn. His comment: "This is the result of throwing all the rating rules out the window" Noice~ It's like the Pope blessing the "Bern"~!
  3. Come on 'Spawn of Frankie~!! Love getting updates from the Flipside. ~Skirts xxoo
  4. Congrats to Mr Woolsey for the hard-work put in to pull this off (the race, not 'stupid'). Thanks for the updates - Mr Clean. Back into hiding... Peace & cupcakes, ~Skirts.
  5. I miss him too mate.
  6. Thanks y'all. And a special thanks to all the Anarchists that came to his funeral and wake (I was a little tipsy). Over seven months later, I'm finally starting to feel like I'm coming out of the fog of shock. We loved being married to each other and had a wonderful respected friendship. Cancer can kiss my lily-white arse~! He was too young to die and I am to young to be a widow. Haven't been on a boat since scattering Simon's ashes on the Harbour and then Yowie Bay/Port Hacking. Not sure if you guys have noticed an Evo-void here on Anarchy - but there certainly is a huge one in our little home by the sea. ~Skirts (aka 'the wee-widow Evans').
  7. Peace and cupcakes my Love; quietly carrying you in my heart, always and forever. Thank you. ~Skirts
  8. I just heard her yell at me. She said for all of us to start fuking drinking NOW! No exceptions, no excuses........ OKAY, DAMN IT! I WILL, Mr Mariachi! Mr Rosenberg~ Thank you. Peace & Cupcakes Catherine, ~Skirts hmmmm. that's not fair you know dear I'll share when you get home. Peace, cupcakes & bubbles to Catherine.
  9. I just heard her yell at me. She said for all of us to start fuking drinking NOW! No exceptions, no excuses........ OKAY, DAMN IT! I WILL, Mr Mariachi! Mr Rosenberg~ Thank you. Peace & Cupcakes Catherine, ~Skirts
  10. Yes. P.S. Mr. Grind~ I kinda got deported... well I wouldn't exactly say INS raid deported or anything... but... I just so happen to be in the Northern Hemisphere for a few months while the lovely country of Australia and the wonderful migration agents at Australian Immigration decide to let me back in... I will be visiting my family in Maryland around April & Naptown NOOD... just say'n... P.P.S. Mr. Snapper~ I leave in the morning for Seattle to visit my Sis, Megan, who lives next to Lake Union. Any line on must-see stuff. And it looks like I will still be in country for Seattle NOOD. Would love to play if anyone needs mid or bow.
  11. I concur with a few of suggestions above especially having a really great trimmer and working as a unit; the rest you won't remember from reading it on the interweb but, rather you will learn hands on over time. Practice every chance you are given/even if it is at the dock/over and over again ad nauseum. oh and Always Look UP~! ~Skirts.