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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. V-Berth or if the mirror is in place "the forward sexual observation room"
  2. Yeah he was a dick but at least when he sobered up he said hey last night I was a dick, i have no excuse and I'm sorry. I acted poorly and I hope to be able to apologize to the driver in person to make this right. It was the first real apology in a media release in a long time. no excuse just I f'ed up, I'm sorry and I will try and fix this.
  3. a contender
  4. The different color is different deck surfacing material being tested. The F-35 is significantly hotter than the Harriers according to the pilot and swo folks who deal with them. Or so I'm told by my daughter (USNA grad) who has friends in that community.
  5. something photoshoppy about the legs of the girls in the gold dress
  6. Apparently after he was allowed (?) to reboard they removed him again. I haven't seen any reports on that interaction or how he got back on the plane. he broke containment and ran back
  7. teeth
  8. Also one person was very disappointed there was no basement at the Alamo.
  9. +1 on New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn Austin is a little over an hour away if there in interest in going there. State capital, state museum etc. New Braunfels is in between them. Also if BBQ is an interest Lockhart (east) and Dripping Springs(west) are on the way to Austin as well both have some of the best Texas BBQ made. Also can take Texas 130 with it's 85 mph speed limit (maybe not in rental though) Taco Cabana is a good recommendation as well but only for their breakfast tacos, much better Tex-Mex elsewhere. Chuy's is a good chain type place for Tex-Mex, but there many other one off restaurants that will have great Tex-Mex food in SA, google that s*&t. Threadgill's in Austin for chicken fried steak Riverwalk is awesome as described above great food etc. (don't fall in they give tickets for that) Northwest of SA is the hill country, cool scenery and funky small towns if you want to take a drive one day. Texas Monthly website is a good resource http://www.texasmonthly.com/travel/trip-guide-san-antonio-missions/ http://www.texasmonthly.com/texas-trip-guides/trip-guide-san-antonios-southtown/ Wimberley is in the hill country http://www.texasmonthly.com/texas-trip-guides/trip-guide-wimberley-2/ Also Texas loves to send out tourist stuff, you can get free guide here: https://www.traveltexas.com/#/ Tons of great stuff to do there, have fun!
  10. " hey how would you like make 15 bucks the hard way?"
  11. I never refer to my wife as the 'admiral', as a progressive, well adjusted male I just say that "I have to run it by the war department" when SWMBO must be consulted.
  12. Heavy air downwind leg in a Star boat race and the failure to properly secure the new back-stay after a gybe led to almost instant maximum fraculation mode.
  13. +1 on the Rapido 60
  14. First of all F*&% the breezewood exit and also she's still lopsided.
  15. Dead guy on the roof was a sniper in New Orleans that started a fire and then shot the firemen when they showed up (was a kid so may have that mixed up). I am sure that that the swat guys spent the incident in my dad's office shooting a hole in the stairwell wall (you can see the rebar in the picture) trying get the guy. I am pretty sure they lit him up from a helicopter when he tried to run to across the roof to the other stairwell.