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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. Perfect timing - Was scanning in slides from that era.. We climbed Mt Rainier that July for Dad's 50th birthday. Dirty snow everywhere, ash in the streets
  2. Marinetraffic.com has some of the boats. Mouseover the boats to get the name/speed/course https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-117.6/centery:33.2/zoom:11
  3. Late night watch change on Lake Superior, 2-3 knots of wind. flat seas BO slides Hendrix into the cassette player (ya, we're old), turns it up to '11' Folks 10 miles away could hear it... And sorry about the Void-Ho - it was just too easy....
  4. This one takes me back- http://bit.ly/2pAtXfm
  5. Some truth in that quote, and it's implication of bias It is true, but I would take it one step further than that. The immediate history is written by the winners and of course there is bias. But more importantly the follow-on history is MADE by the winners in that they then shape history for the foreseeable future. That shaping in and of itself often determines how follow on historians will write the previous history. WHAT? Why would you call me out on this??? You want history - You can't handle history. Hell, you can barely master english. Although, it is a rather nice picture of me if I do say so myself.
  6. Haven't spent much time in Chicago I take it??
  7. So you're sayin Mall Cops?
  8. http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/afghanistan-isis-moab-bomb/index.html?sr=fbCNN041317afghanistan-isis-moab-bomb0455PMVODtopLink&linkId=36487707
  9. Flying on NWA back to the states from London about 12 years ago, they were overbooked by 15. I put my name in a bit too late. Compensation was $800 + hotel. Oh well. Took my seat, before the doors closed, gate agent came up to me and asked if I was still interested in being bumped. I said for $1000, hotel and a ticket the next day in the front of the bus, sure. They said it's a deal.... I happily left the plane and had a much better flight the next day and $1K richer for the experience. It's all about how you treat the gate agent. Dress appropriately, be nice and polite and good things can happen.
  10. eye agre
  11. And I just get t-shirt ads. NTTAWWT
  12. The one part of Trump's presidency I'm looking forward to is the sentencing phase.
  13. When I was there in January, Hemingway Marina WiFi was barely functional. Best bet was at the Hotel National. You buy a login at the business center on the 2nd floor. Access Point in the courtyard sucks, but the small inside bar to the west of the courtyard worked well (for Cuba at least) Skype didn't work, but some folks from Germany were using some other VOIP service successfully. Book of faces was hit/miss
  14. The Boys on White Rhino and LongBow were in the lead. Now they are in the back of the fleet but with big SPEEDO #s. What happened? Tracker shows last report for both is over 3 hours old