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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. may 9th comey gets fired may 11th the nyt writes about a meeting between trump and comey may 12th trump sends threatening tweet not to leak to the press may15th the comey memos get mentioned in the nyt june 1st intel committee announces comey will testify june 8th comey testifies this timeline is why witness intimidation is a pipedream
  2. it's just great how a threat about leaking to the press morphs into witness intimidation in a federal investigation seems very redneckish
  3. "must be able to be furled" is a little different from "must roll the jib in and out" and "cannot raise and lower the jib" is it not? doesn't have to be a pretty furl, you just have to use all the parts and be able to furl in any event, only 1 of the 111's seems to have come even close to the requirement for taking a credit the rest were .. uh .. not complying with the regulation at all for the +3sec. there's a name for that
  4. There's always one A hole in every fleet. This one protested the whole fleet because the 111s get a 3 second credit for having a furler. Although none of the boats actuallg furl the jib, he felt since he at least raises the jib on the swivel, he should get that credit and nobody else should. When it was heard, and it was clear that nobody, including A hole, had either roller battens or vertical battens , they took the 3 seconds away from all 111s including A hole. In Tuesday's racing, the only boat whose result became worse was A hole himself. The one good thing that came out of it was that it brought the fleet closer together as everyone now had a common dislike. so you think it's just fine to take the furler credit but not use the half of the device that gets dragged up to the top of the mast? i'm not so sure that the non 111 members of the fleet would agree with you on who the ahole is
  5. mueller's not that stupid new yorker, not a redneck
  6. you're getting rednecked all this news is from 2014
  7. funny how the redneck's troll only caught porter oopsie
  8. If I am not mistaken, the investigation has expanded from the original focus, with new information. Go ahead, demand I supply you with the details of the ongoing investigation, like I am privy to such things. And, when I cannot provide the proof you demand, dismiss the investigation as hollow and a partisan witch hunt. stop being such a dilettante a good answer might have been 'I hope that mueller is'
  9. who is currently investigating russia's hacking of the 2016 election? only questions I hear out of the house and senate hearings these days have to do with anything but that.
  10. doubtful the show ended last night
  11. little girls bitch and moan club president chimes in
  12. Thanks for checking off the "no crime nothing to see here no investigation needed" box for me. Anyone want the Benghazi emails job? that's your answer? I guess it shouldn't really surprise anyone
  13. what do y'all think mueller and his team's subpoenas are going to find on the president that the fbi / cia / nsa with fisa approval couldn't?
  14. one of the last remaining honest men in dc has stated the president is not being investigated for commie collusion why would mueller need tax returns to investigate possible obstruction of justice?
  15. you would think there would be a high price to pay for contempt of congress, like loss of position, a fine, and if a lawyer disbarment unfortunately it's been proven otherwise