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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Well, I have to agree with you for the most part, but I'm not sure about a young woman who would fool around with a special-ed kid -- LOL!
  2. I guess you didn't see my post slightly above -- no worries... Maybe it's best they didn't include a pic of this woman!!!
  3. Now in Connecticut: And with a Special Ed student?!? http://nypost.com/2017/06/21/teacher-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-special-ed-student/amp/
  4. Don't believe they are, didn't see it mentioned below: http://hamptonyc.com/events/down-the-bay/
  5. Yea, I meant lower; was thinking about the higher numbers; 4:11 or 4:56 vice original 3:23 or 2:73). Sloop JB, thanks for the clarification... Had a buddy with a '70 Chevelle 454, he put 4:56 gears in and with slicks he could pull one front wheel off the ground -- use to bet people he could jump a beer can without touching it, and made $$$ -- and that car had ~ 200K miles on it...
  6. The easiest way to reduce 1/4 mile times in an old hot rod was to change the ring and pinion. Not many had the up front money to afford this mod, but those that did could easily break into the 12's. But it's no longer a highway car due to the higher gearing. after the 80's, the automatic with overdrive has made it possible... I get a kick out of everyone doing engine mods that result in little power gains when a higher gear ratio will really wake them up...
  7. This time heroin and meth in a second grade classroom in the 405. Was sex just around the corner, or just an overdose?!? http://nypost.com/2017/05/17/teacher-busted-for-bringing-heroin-meth-and-syringes-to-class-faces-new-charge/
  8. I find it amazing they still carry the 6/60,000 mi warranty. Some great engineering took place to back that up on a car that can break into the 9's on the 1/4 mi.
  9. Nice "ANGELS" pic, always loved them!!!
  10. That's the LEFT WING for ya. I think you got YOUR left and right confused on your FIRST post! That's the LEFT WING for ya. I think you got YOUR left and right confused on your FIRST post!
  11. +1 Same thing happened to me on long international flights, conus are no problem...
  12. D-Jeff explained it perfectly. I agree 100%. It is NOT a glorified air mattress. If you have ANY back/hip/leg issues this is the ONLY one to get. I was also a side sleeper/stomach sleeper -- stomach sleeper = bad?!?. I was able to convert to a back sleeper in about a month. Raising the head slightly also STOPS any snoring, for you or the mate.
  13. Bought a sleep number last year after sleeping on one in a friend's guest room, I love it. My sister has had one of over 12 yrs and she and her husband loves it; no repairs needed. I needed extensive back surgery last year and bought one the month before and have no regrets, except for the price 😀. They ain't cheap. The main reason I went with sleep number is that I have no idea how firm a mattress I will want 2, 5, or 10 yrs. Also it's completely adjustable (head and feet) and had no idea how important that was to a good night's​ sleep. About a year ago, they were having some corporate software upgrade and completely dropped the ball on service. I stuck through it and have no complaints. Again, you can get almost any mattress in an adjustable bed (head/foot), but I went with sleep number since the firmness is adjustable as well; hopefully the last bed I will ever buy since I can adjust the firmness to suit me... Thus far, I'm very happy I did. YMMV. Good luck! Tom P.
  14. Most likely a block wrap, which the only "sailor" on-board was desperately trying to unfoul...
  15. What else would you expect; driving a Porsche WITH a fancy boat -- what were they thinking?!?