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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. Alas with our deepest regrets Harpoonette and I will not be able to make Seabrook either. This is the first time either of us has missed Summer Solstice in a long time. They are closing on her parents house on the 29th and there is still much to do. Harpoonette and I will be doing that (cleaning house) this weekend. Y'all will be in our thoughts. FM
  2. Sorry to hear about your T-bone Duke. Hope you and Charles get everything straightened out for Seabrook. I missed going also, I was planning on sailing with Harpoonette and her crew on his Pearson 26. Work had other plans for me. Ended up finishing up the project at 7:30 Sunday evening. Can't wait for Seabrook, It will be very interesting crewing for Harpoonette. Hopefully not relationship changing. We plan on driving down on Friday and camping out at SSC. Hope some of ya'll join us in celebrating our 6th anniversary. FM
  3. As I mentioned earlier. Jen and I will be doing Seabrook together. I am iffy for Turnback. It's looking like I might be working. FM
  4. We will both be at Seabrook. Her regular crew is not available so I will be crewing for Harpoonette. This might be interesting....I think we will be OK though. FM
  5. I wish I was going to make it up this weekend. My mast foot/step and gudeons just came in today yippee! Harpoonette has woman's clinic duties at AYC. Good luck everyone and hope you have wind! FM
  6. I'm in Claire
  7. I'll see ya'll on Sunday. FM
  8. http://www.texascenterboard.org/ Schedule is up and posted! Sign up is live and is working. FM
  9. Schedule is up on the TCC website. Here is the link. http://www.texascenterboard.org/schedule/ FM
  10. Gov Cup it is. I'll let Harpoonette know tonight. FM
  11. Dang the crickets are fierce here... Everyone agree with the schedule? FM
  12. Hi TwoGray, I think the only thing tentative about Seabrook is the date, I hope. So seven events. FM
  13. I agree Claire. I'll get with Harpoonette and if everyone is in agreement We will go ahead and get the schedule posted to the website. I'll see if I can get in touch with Seabrook and confirm Summer Solstice. My thoughts are count the best five of seven. We have two each in Houston, Dallas and Austin, then Wurstfest for our finish. FM
  14. Ummm Claire, Rush creek does have camping. Excellent large field to set up tents and you can be right on the water. Showers and bathrooms are accessible 24/7. Claire your spot on correct in no close, very affordable accommodations. FM
  15. Another thought would be to just use the permanent marks and run some races. FM