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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. Actually, that's what I did think it was. Made more sense than any of the official explanations.
  2. Sorry, but that's funny. It's also sad. "An armed society is a polite society"
  3. Jamaica 1974, total ban on guns and ammunition. Significant drop in firearm murder rate for 6 months. (Then it went up.) Ans doing what you told me not to. 2007 Jamaica had 8 firearms/100 civilians 215,000 guns and 1080 firearms homicides Same year on Mauritius 15 firearms/100 civilians gave almost as many guns (180,000) and they had a firearms homicide.
  4. So are you saying guns like the AR with 100 bullet magazines were cheap and easily available to everyone in the early 60's? I don't know, but I suspect most of the rifles you are speaking of needed to have the bolt pulled for each shot. But maybe some gun nutters here can help us out with that - that is, were there guns which could fire as many deadly bullets as quickly cheap and readily available back then? American Arms International & Illinois Arms Company, Inc AM-180 165 to 275 round magazine from the early 70s
  5. They're pretty hard to obtain. Must have got it from the BATF. (Or it wasn't an automatic rifle) On checking. Yes ordinary semi-automatic rifle, as available for the last 50 years. There are something like 150,000 full auto's in civilian hands, grandfathered in when new ones were banned in 1986 under Saint Ronnie's signature. They are only for the wealthy, who, as we all know, have better judgment than poor people do. Yes there are, but they are not available to young Jimmy, being a member of the 99% that he is.
  6. They're pretty hard to obtain. Must have got it from the BATF. (Or it wasn't an automatic rifle) On checking. Yes ordinary semi-automatic rifle, as available for the last 50 years.
  7. Or An nut job OWSer is distressed about the way his movement is portrayed and takes matters into his own hands.
  8. Just heard it on the radio In order to invoke executive privilege on the subpoenaed documents don't the documents have to involve - well the president? It really begs the question What are they hiding? "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal "
  9. Bringing a gun to a fight isn't SYG. And while the judge's hands were tied by mandatory sentencing, she was offered a plea deal before the trial. The three year minimum term for the assault, with the firearms enhancement waived. She decided to roll the dice as a poor abused woman. Her case was probably not helped by the fact that four months after this incident, she went (unarmed) to his house assaulted him with fisticuffs.
  10. Meanwhile in YouSA, President Funky Dude has decided to name a Limited Combat Ship after a politician because she got shot. YoPrez said he was told naming these ships after politicians is appropriate as they cost a lot of money and aren't that effective (and the ships aren't much use either.)
  11. Look can we get one thing bloddy straight. On a ship, the second-in-command is not the second officer in rank - well he is, but his title is First Officer. Command structure of the Costa Concordia at the time of the incident was: Captain: Francesco Schettino First Officer: Ciro Ambrosio Second Officer: Dimitri Christidis Third Officer: Silvia Coronica In future discussions of who was where, and who did what, can we keep this list in mind Thank you, carry on.
  12. One of the articles didn't give a full background, but from what it gave he started as a security officer or something like that, relatively recently (As in within the last 10 years, roughly.) He became second officer and then when the previous captain retired or transferred, he took the position. More precisely, he joined Costa as a security officer in 2002, and was made captain in 2006: http://www.cruisecommunity.com/News/News-Headlines/Costa-CEO-Foschi-pins-Concordia-disaster-on-captain-s-error.html At some intermediate point he was made second officer, but I don't have a link for that. Damn. Glad this company doesn't also run an airline I think some newspaper editor at The Grauniad done went and confused "second in command" with "Second Officer" Actual career at Costa appears 2002: Master at Arms > First Officer > 2006: Captain. Didn't he do well?
  13. Confused much? Both the etymological and common use meaning of 'bully for you' is "I love you"