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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. I was wondering about those noiseless pickups. unfortunately my local guitar shop carries a pretty poor stock. They rarely bring in anything above the low to mid range stuff. I bought the Jaguar on line and it's rarely used because they complain that the high e string pops out of the saddle during bends, something I thought the marr model had specifically been modded to avoid. I expect some minor fettling will sort it. Do you think the Elite strat or the tele would be better?
  2. I must say any of the tele's I've tried left me cold. I think the strat is the most Versatile of them all. I introduced my two sons to guitar a few years ago. They are now fanatical and I'm too embarrassed to play they have got so good. Our guitar collection grows every year. Two Fender American standard strats, a Johnny Marr Jaguar, a jazz master, a Gibson SG special, a Epiphone Les Paul, a Westone Spectrum (my first guitar) a jaguar bass, a Martin D28, a Takamine Jumbo cutaway and three cheap acoustics that are abandoned on either the boat or summer house. The two strats are the best loved. If I had to have one guitar it would be a strat. I personally love the look of the SG. I bought it because I thought it would make me sound like Robbie Krieger. Of course it didn't and that wasn't the fault of the guitar. Unfortunately it suffered the common neck failure just above the nut. I did a DIY epoxy neck repair and three years later it's still going strong. I've tried a few teles, but never liked the necks. The PRS 's look like beautiful guitars but I've never tried one. Never tried a real Les Paul either. Unfortunately, I've come to realise that a good player can make the shittiest guitar sound good and that a shitty player will still sound shitty on a great guitar. I still love looking in guitar shops and buying pedals for the boys. In the evening dinner conversation will invariably turn to guitars and guitarists and whether John Frusciante is better than John Mayer.....
  3. Quite true. He's was bad before the election but he's surpassed the worst expectations exponentially
  4. Trump supporters should buy up Melania's Chinese crap. Least they could do to support their FLOTUS, whose married to the FLOATER defiling the office of POTUS.
  5. What a muppet show and such a let down to those who voted for him. He's an embarrassing lunatic.
  6. Wheres Coors Shite to defend his demagogue?
  7. I think you are all being very mean and unfair to Trump. You have to ask the following questions ; 1. Would Trump be capable of hiring a call girl or prostitute while at a beauty pageant, he being a devout monogamous married man and all at that juncture?💏 2. If the answer to 1. is yes, could he have had such animosity towards Obama such as to to prompt the ladies to perform a "Golden Shower" upon the presidential scratcher?💦🛏🤑 3. Is it not possible that the ladies sprayed the bed without his prompting and that it left him sleeping on the couch?😓🛋 4. Would Putin be capable of bugging a Moscow hotel room?🕵️🎤🎥 5. Would Trump, if a source of anti-Clinton intel became available from a Russian source, have courted that source during the election campaign, he being behind in the polls an' all?🗳 6. If the answer of any of the above questions was yes, would Kelly Ann Conway, his fixer, defend him to the hilt?👩🏼‍🔧 I think that any reasonable man would have to answer no to all the above questions. Except question 6. Having said that, didn't a former US president squirt his man juice over a young intern in the Oval Office? 🐳👗And stick a cigar in her coochie?🚬🙀 and got caught⚖️? You Americans should really get yourselves some politicians with more moral fiber.
  8. All that's needed now is an N word video to completely piss on his inauguration parade.🇺🇸
  9. The trouble with Trump is that he is like the boy that cried wolf. His denials don't carry a lot of weight even if they are true. His pussy grabbing comments and Howard Stern interviews only add fuel to the fire. What a fucking mess🙄
  10. State Of The Urine address? Time for a Wikileak☔️
  11. I'm sure Kellyanne Conway will rally around Trump tomorrow and dispel this odour of stale urine. Just another day on the job at Camp Trump.
  12. Trump is a disgrace and there is plenty verified evidence of it. However to be fair to him, what evidence is there that this is true?
  13. We The People want change. Obama represented the biggest change when he won his two elections, Bernie, not even a Democrat, damn near got their nomination due to the same reason. Trump certainly represented the biggest change. What this all reflects is that We want change but are unsure of exactly what We want to change, a typical condition of the poorly informed outraged. A contributing factor is the major parties handing their nominations over to their primary elections, a surrender to populism. We must wait for actions to do Trump's talking. His unashamed lying is now, for the most part, indistinguishable from his general ignorance of our system of government and its current state. It is possible when he becomes better informed he will decide that he really doesn't want to be President (slightly more likely than not IMO) and is willing to settle for playing one on TV while letting Pence and Ryan run the government. Expect that condition to turn problematic should a point be reached when he perceives their actions as harmful to his brand. Expect the first and best indication of Trump deciding he either needs or wishes to be President to be attempts to bludgeon Congress into submission with populist rabble-rousing, mostly regardless of party affiliations. Everything about his career says he will be first concerned with establishing dominance. He is highly likely to view the job as impossible unless he has the powers of a CEO. I appreciate the desire for change. However, how in the name of all that's holy did Trump end up being the nominee and when he did, how in the name of god did the American people vote this reality show lunatic to be their president. As for Melania, that poor unfortunate I'm pretty sure never wanted to be First Lady, if she did why would she not want to live in the White House. This must be putting huge strain on their marriage. A bullying fuck for a husband and a media and half the public that hates his guts.
  14. The only fortunate aspect of this debacle, is that Trump has stimulated such opprobrium within the democrats and the Republican Party, that most of his presidency will be spent tweeting garbage and petty squabbling as opposed to getting around to do any real damage. It is his cohorts that will do the damage if damage is going to be done. Pence, Bannon and Conway are a lot more sinister than Trump. They in my view have found themselves in a situation where their wildcard candidate has been elected on a protest vote. They will use him as a distraction, while they work their agenda behind the scenes. Trump is not a politician or an idealist. He is a narcissist who craves public attention and approval. He is ignorant of the real world that exists outside of his own priveleged one. He is devoid of empathy, an angry vacuous shell of a human being. It is such a pity that the US electoral system can't put up better than this. To quote the muppet himself; "What the hell is going on?"
  15. I happened across "The Roast of Donald Trump" on the net yesterday. While I appreciate this type of comedy is designed to entertain by its shock factor, It is a measure of the man that he would impose this type of vulgar abuse on his wife and his family. The Donald just smiled, nodded his head and shook hands with Snoop Dog.