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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. I think he just can't afford a computer or Internet service.
  2. I don't seriously think USCG didn't want to provide it, I just think they could not find it. For example, the first time I filed such a request (after USCG rescued that barge) they had trouble finding it because the name was incorrectly recorded as "Hawaiian Flyer." Perhaps by now the records have been properly filed, but who knows.
  3. And apparently there is a government coverup! As longtime readers of this, er... thread, will undoubtedly recall, I filed a FOIA request with the USCG over the final sinking, or alien abduction, or mass suicide attempt, or whatever it was. They sent a letter explaining that they had no records responsive. Hua? I called and spoke with them. They tried again. Still nothing. I sent an appeal. Still nothing. I explained that there exists video of helicopters with USCG painted on the side pulling people out of the drink... All to no avail. I finally got tired of it and gave up. But this I'm sure of... Somewhere, in a deep, dark vault, there is a file drawer, right next to the drawer marked "Area 51", that is marked "HR & FH."
  4. Frankly, I'm hoping to find out if Lane himself was actually onboard. Other than the pregnant hermaphrodite, we really have no idea who was onboard and I would not put it past Lane to have sent people off by themselves in that deathtrap.
  5. No, given how far offshore it was the state probably had absolutely no part in this at all. I think we'll get some info soon.
  6. And the Coast Guard says... Accident? What accident... We don't know about any accidents... Okay, to be fair, this is the initial response from the first office. I'm still expecting other responses. But, for what its worth (absolutely nothing - but I promised to post responses to my FOIA request) - here it is:
  7. Congratulations to all of you in the "I Can Post The Weirdest Shit" contest; You're all winners. Does anyone have any leads on any of the 6 questions? Questions #1 and #4 the ones of real interest. Those others are just amusing weirdnesses as is fitting for this sad weird blip in the ongoing story: "Humans on Earth." Someday the USCG will answer my FOIA request... Not holding my breath...
  8. Did Rod bite his ears off?
  9. Informative or cogent posts in this thread are definitely the exception. If you read the thread very carefully you might Not find a couple one. fixed Nah, there have been a few, and whenever the USCG answers my FOIA request, we'll have another. By then, unless another hermaphrodite appears, this thread will be mostly forgotten. Oh, most of the tits we have seen posted are pretty nice.
  10. How could it be a sub? Its made of plywood and, as we all know because Rod told us, plywood floats no matter what! I think its an airplane. Maybe a spacecraft!
  11. Which thread? The way I read his profile, lilmurray's account was logged into a couple of weeks or so ago, but hasn't posted on SA at all since around the time of the "launch". Come on lilmurray, it's safe to come out now. Allan Maybe he doesn't have any fingers left to type with... ROTFLMAO!!!
  12. I totally agree.The abrupt, and complete silence from lilMurray is very strange. Surely one of the SF anarchist's must know him personally? Has anyone checked the Batrimaran? Send him a PM! Maybe the site will email him letting him know he has a PM waiting.
  13. So...like...these swampkeeper things. How would they do, say, in a place like the Delta, or maybe right in Richardson Bay, or maybe over in the Berkeley marina? Sound like the new "green" way to clean stupidity. Intriguing indeed. Are these things biodegradable? Are they free-range? Can you ship them UPS or FedEx overnight? These things can solve problems well beyond stupid people who set out for ocean voyages on wooden barges. They can combat the elderly golfer overpopulation problem as well.
  14. So, the USCG is supposed to leave the wheelchair bound Momma Rod in the water and pick up the young preggo first? Are pregnant woman more or less buoyant than non-pregnant women? I assume the 70 year old was not pregnant, but with this crew who knows...