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    • UnderDawg

      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. Thanks Grumpy. 12 years later and just as funny. Almost made beer come out of my nose
  2. A husband and wife are trying to set up a new password for their computer. The husband types in "mypenis" and the wife falls over laughing, because the message on the screen says, "Error - Not long enough"
  3. I'm a bit late to the party, but my dad, who could be a bit Buckley-ish with his use of the English Language, named our 17' Boston Whaler "Alacrity" in 1972. We're still using the same Whaler at the lake house. It's on its third engine and runs like a scalded cat. It's a wonderful name. Good choice and congrats on the great work!
  4. How can we have a thread about college football and not mention Vanderbilt? LOL But seriously, who would have thought they'd beat 2 ranked teams and finish with 2 more wins than Oregon?
  5. Speaking of Dylan covers, Jerry Jeff Walker of all people absolutely nails this one
  6. Thanks for that. I hadn't heard it. Amazing stuff. Glad you included the original too. Way to amazing to neglect. Still for Best Cover Ever, I have to agree with All Along the Watchtower. Completely amazing
  7. A guy's mother in law is visiting and wife is out shopping, when MIL has a stroke. He rushes her to the hospital where they take her into emergency surgery. Doc comes out a couple hours later and says, "I have some good news and some bad news, which do you want first?" Son in law says "Give me the bad news first" Doc says "Well we saved her but she had massive brain damage. She can't talk and can only make a horrible screeching sound. She's paralyzed so you are going to have to feed her 3 times a day. And she's incontinent so you are going to have deal with diapers, keep her clean, all that stuff." Son in law, says "Oh my god that's terrible! what's the good news?" Doc says; JUST KIDDING! SHE"S DEAD!!
  8. I really didn't care whether Clempson (as some folks call it) or FSU won. The obnoxious FSU chant made me cheer for Clempson at the end. But for a game that I didn't have an emotional connection with, that was some damn good football. Lotta fun.
  9. so how do you do that? rent tanks at each destination, rent tanks at start and fill at each destination I thought you were asking how to get a penis and vagina to go together...
  10. eye rolls from 50ish women do not bother the 50ish men who are banging their hot 25 year old wives. LMAO Decidedly so!
  11. This thread makes me realize just how lucky I've been. 30 years in with my wife. Some of it's luck. Some of it is a mutual decision to make it work. But my life sure as hell doesn't look like I expected it to 30 years ago. But that's OK. I just miss the sailing. I've got to get going on that again
  12. Dad battled Parkinsons for almost 10 years and for the last few, was a shell of his former self. After he passed I was able to get out of the problems of his decline and focus on his very remarkable life. While he was alive I just focused on his condition. I wish I had spent more time reminiscing with him about great times when I was a kid. Since his death 2 1/2 years ago I think of him with joy in my heart and remember the REAL Bob Wallace, not the way he lived out the last few years. Not sure if your Dad's death was sudden or not, but I pray that you are able to focus on his very best qualities and accept the challenge to live up to them (as I'm sure you do every day!) My condolences on your loss.
  13. As a San Antonio resident we all love our Timmy. To be that good and that uninterested in self-aggrandizement is remarkable. The Anti-Kobe. Love the WSJ article. Love that he fulfilled his promise to his mom and graduated before joining the league. I will be interesting to see what comes next for Tim. He is one of a kind
  14. a-ha "Take on me" Guilty pleasure. I try to not like this song but I just can't help myself. Bring on the flames...
  15. That's one of the most amazing stories I've EVER heard. Complete recovery, wow!