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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. So you wanna call me names because I think legal immigrants are getting a big fuck you by the state because illegal immigrants are jumping over folks who try to abide by the law. Look a bit harder in the mirror, asshole.
  2. Your questions are so ridiculous, I assume them to be rhetorical.
  3. The big attraction for coming to the US from many of the countries south of us is that we are largely a nation of laws which are in place to protect the citizens. So we just disregard that basic premise then and spit on all law abiding citizens and legal immigrants. Fuck that. protect folks who obey the law, don't kick em in the nuts.
  4. So we champion lawbreakers. Real smart. Come here legally and work your way up, fine. Spit on our laws, kick em the fuck out.
  5. In what units?
  6. Cuz i went to college and grad school and worked my ass off to graduate 2nd in my class. Now i make a helluva lot more than welfare wage. Want a good job and income? Work for it.
  7. Steam Flyer- "It's not pussies who don't want to work, it's smart people who don't want to work for less than it costs them to drive to the job. For no benefits" When you can sit back on your ass and collect better income than working, sure, that's what you get. Lazy pussies.
  8. I worked a landscaping job in mornings at a motel for a free room to stay. I worked afternoon / evening shift at a min wage job with no benefits so I could eat enought to survive. Cry me a river, poor pussies who don't wanna work.
  9. http://www.bicycling.com/rides/safety-etiquette/bicycle-safety-do-you-legally-have-to-ride-single-file In 39 states, the law specifically allows cyclists to ride two abreast. In 21 of these states, cyclists may ride two up only if they are not impeding traffic. Three states—Massachusetts, New York and Virginia—specifically require cyclists to roll single file when being overtaken by a passing vehicle. Even if your state allows riding two abreast, be aware that there may be nuances to the law, and that local and state regulations might differ: Some cities or municipalities prohibit two-up riding, even though it is legal elsewhere in the state. And if your ride takes you through an Indian reservation, tribal law trumps state law. (Sometimes the laws on the books are so nuanced that even the police officers get them mixed up.) Be sure to check on the bike safety laws in your area before heading out. Generally Prohibited A few states still restrict riding two abreast, generally prohibiting the practice but allowing some exceptions. In Nebraska, cyclists must ride single file, except when on the shoulder. In Hawaii, you must ride single file except when a bicycle lane is wide enough to permit riding two abreast and traffic flow is unimpeded. In Montana, you can ride two abreast in a single lane, but only if there are at least two lanes in each direction, and only if you are not impeding the normal and reasonable movement of traffic any more than you would be if you were riding single file.
  10. The fact that you can't see your own racism after your continual racial posts on here speaks volumes.
  11. In my area I see dozens of black cyclists every week. You are a myopic racist.
  12. Randomizing the sample.. you have to be very careful to normalize mitigating factors. I am suspicious of any poll with a remote connection to politics, right or left, as it is a virtual certainty that an agenda is at play. Think about the absurdity of this poll. Why would anyone bother with such a pointless poll unless it was politically motivated?
  13. That very much depends on how the sample is done and can easily be skewed for an agenda driven result. Ex., pre election prez poll, eh?
  14. "Trump handed Putin a stunning victory at G20.." was it a sporting contest? What was the area of competition, 100 yard dash? 100 meter backstroke? Does the G20 now hold events and award medals for "victors"?