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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. Ha Ha Ha you said gybe. This is Reamus. You must be new here. Credit to Anonymous #16654
  2. So glad to hear she made it out safely. Congrats on the command.
  3. Jonny Winters???? Are you fucking kidding me???? Was there another performer with a similar name???
  4. Lot's of rumors of possible suicide. Damn, I hope that isn't true.
  5. I think the most challenging thing in a post apocalyptic world will be dealing with the apocalyptic condition that caused us to go post apocalyptic. Somehow you gotta be one of the folks still around in the post apocalyptic world.
  6. A baby seal walks into a club.
  7. In the past, I've tried to give back to my college by doing some mentoring of both graduate and undergraduate students. Holy Fuck those kids are smart. If i had to apply today, I don't think there is any way I would even be admitted based on the level these young adults perform.
  8. PB please take no offense, but you are truly retired without enough to do if you are looking forward to watching the draft. If you like, you can drop by my place and watch the paint I just put on the kitchen dry.
  9. All this "air rage shit" is simply a byproduct of the airlines giving their customers exactly what those customers are willing to pay for. The problem is the customers somehow get pissed and act badly when they find out they are only getting what they are paying for. Kinda a vicious circle.
  10. With the exception of drug overdoses my end point was almost spot on. I did miss the HIV spike.
  11. The answer is obvious... "You heard of the boogaloo, you heard of the Boston monkey, You heard of the Philly freeze.....we got the Detroit demolition " Without a doubt one of the best live shows I've ever seen. Crazy coincidence, is just this weekend wifey and I were talking about the band and their music. RIP Jerome.
  12. I've seen worse championship games, I guess the ceiling was the roof. Congrats to Dex. Good job. Final SA tournament ranks ... 1. J - Dex Sawash 2. mikewofsey - Mike Dirac's Bra-Ket 3. Tac - I hate BBall but go BLUE! 4. Mark - New set of darts 5. JetCity - Silverbullet's Bomb Drop 6. Bob White - no fucking clue 7. Douglas - Rum Runner's Sober Bracket 8. mxbwhite - mxbwhite's Groovy Bracket 9. rob - rob's Neat Bracket 10. J B - Gonna kick some woofsey ass! 11. Big Looser I guess I came up with the best name for my bracket. I am the loooser
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  14. We will make it up on volume.