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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.

Jim M

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  1. Absolutely, it's basic human psychology and the letter is part of an identity. Same with Republicans, they'll cast votes for Donald knowing that he'll play more golf than Obama ever did.
  2. Must be tough to get to age 73 without a shred of proof and no one will listen to you...except for clowns like Grumpy
  3. Yet according to Happy Jack, Project Veritas and James O'keefe are the investigatory gold standard of the Republican party.
  4. Its fine to pick on a half black American? It is fine to pick on his policies & actions, even if he is "Halfrican - American" Seems like it was good fun to pick on "W", for eight years, & he wasn't even black, or even half black, nothing for him to hide behind. But you said "Actually, everything is fine. BO is being picked on because he is black, well, half black, anyway" That's a racist statement those are your words verbatim.
  5. He thought that book "Criminal Investigation for Asshats" was real and memorized every word, and I can't help but visualizing him on the phone "Allo this is Wictor"
  6. What do you bet the Dept of Education cabinet secretary ends up a pedo? Good vetting process Donnie.
  7. Its fine to pick on a half black American?
  8. IIRC, one was a general, but he was cut for his stupidity, or incompetence or something.
  9. I have been clear about my support from the beginning. I support Bernie Sanders and I will 100% support the Democratic nominee. Also here's a hint Donnie hasn't clinched his nomination either, the powers that be may just deny that to him and I'll love your exasperation should that happen.
  10. Imagine if they had just paid attention to the Presidential Daily Briefing on August 5, 2011 too.
  11. Hillary Clinton is a lying sack of shit who destroys evidence and then claims there is no proof. The entire administration backed her up with the lie about a video protest. The entire administration is full of lying sacks of shit who destroy or hide evidence and spread lies to the people. Your girlie just lost another primary and tied another against an old white guy. There are plenty of people who recognize her as a self serving lying sack of shit. The Republican led House Intelligence Committee vindicated her. Why can't you accept the fact that the matter has been investigated ad nauseum with no different outcome? My girlie(which she most certainly is not) holds a 3 million vote surplus over Bernie Sanders and has a 54% to 46% delegate lead. The math settles it and there is no way for anyone but Hillary Clinton to gain the nomination. And just so you know, there is no American administration in the history of American politics that lied more than the Bush administration in their eight years in government. I am outraged that it didn't even get a peep from you. I didn't bitch when Bill Clinton said the Iraqis had WMD either or used up our stock of old cruise missiles. Of course Clinton also nominated the Director of the CIA who told Bush it was a Slam Dunk. And, the idiot bush kept on as Secretary of Transportation(the guy that's supposed to keep the airways safe) was also a Clinton Nominee. Too bad, you should have bitched. Now you just look silly.
  12. It's now the Trump "I'm going to cum on you world"
  13. The next round of hearings is going to get all up in that stuff like a chicken on a june bug before you can say "blast off". It wouldn't matter, lies will be ignored, the liars extolled and the people exposing the lies will be ridiculed. It must suck to be so powerless you can't get a conviction after 50 hearings, 8 independant investigations, thousands and thousands of pages of testimony and way more than $20 million spent to get at the truth. Really, it must suck to expect your elected officials to find the truth with all that at their disposal. Come to think of it didn't the same thing happen during the Clinton administration? They had to spend $70 million for that one. Maybe you're just picking the wrong battles.
  14. It appears that the Koch bothers are ready to kick in millions to his campaign but will not confirm that in advance of the Libertarian convention. http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/19/exclusive-david-koch-pledges-millions-to-gary-johnsons-presidential-bid/
  15. Women sense saying "is it in yet?" and that terrifies them more.