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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. If the Rs still control Congress, I hope the dems could put up a sane run and get elected to the white house. Govt works better when different parties occupy exec and leg branches.
  2. I can relate to the shivers and horror that current descendants of slaves feel when they see such "monuments." Was in Key West a few months back with my lady (African American) , and we went to the Higgs Beach burial cite memorial. I could see the pain in her face and watery eyes. But you can chalk it up to stupidity if you like, your choice
  3. Jean Chu, marvelous example of the best attitudes of elite higher education. http://nypost.com/2017/05/17/yale-dean-loves-diversity-except-for-white-trash/ "A dean at Yale University who championed cultural sensitivity has apologized for her “insensitive” Yelp reviews of restaurants, gyms and movie theaters, including hot takes on what “white trash” customers would find tasty and employees she blasted as “barely educated morons.”..."
  4. It says... "This monument stands..." Present tense. Not "were" big fans, are big fans. Which is sickening.
  5. Wind shear is a likely culprit. Be wary of it next time out. Start with easy stuff first. Empty water tanks, holding tanks. Then rig tune can ne a biggie. It can be worth the cost to have a skilled rigger come out for a couple hours and tweak the rig. Center it, do tacks, all that jazz. Then instrument calibration. Always a likely culprit. I used to calibrate 4 to 5 times per season and again immediately before bigger races. If you still have issues after those, then a haul out and keel/rudder inspection.
  6. Why aren't there statues/monuments of Bormann, Geobbels, Mengele, Himmler, Heydrich, etc?
  7. That's dancing around semantics, like the claim by those that the civil war was about state's rights and not trying to preserve slavery.
  8. There's adequate documentation of history without creating monuments to treasonous criminals against the state and humanity. Or put a plaque on these statues counting the war casualties and naming them as directly responsible for them, as well as defenders of the despicable institution of slavery.
  9. Assuming your second sentence is sarcasm, I would replace the punctuation at the end of the 1st phrase with an exclamation mark and start as "The monuments are to...".. and add that along with the trail of tears represent the very worst of U.S. history. Anyone representing the confederacy is a despicable scum.
  10. Good discussion of the topic of impeachment . https://en.m.wikipedia/wiki/High_crimes_and_misdemeanors
  11. If Comey publicly confirms the memo in question... Well let's wait and see if that happens.
  12. Hey, if you're going to quote me, include the whole quote to provide the full intent of my post with your reply next time. Thanks. I am skeptical of any verification in this instance. If it was just Comey and orange, unless there is a tape, or someone was eavesdropping, what verification could there possibly be?
  13. They didn't publish until they had some degree of verification. I'm not defending agent orange. I'm more annoyed at the way the press has become an unreliable attention whore.
  14. Watergate had a whole boat load of proven evidence, unlike now. If there is proven illegality, hold him accountable. If not, then this just further erodes the integrity of the press.