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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. Will Buxton had an interesting take on this during FP2 yesterday. Sounds like the Swedish money behind Sauber wanted MK to start favoring KMag. MS
  2. The interview Will did with Perez was unreal. Asked the questions everyone was thinking. I kept waiting for Perez to punch him.... Maybe the dullest race ever. Nice drive by SV and a picnic up front for LH. MS
  3. Nice job on the jinx, Jackass! MS
  4. The future ex-Mrs Jenson Button, Brittny Ward MS
  5. Yeah my dad has a Meade LX 10 or 12 that he leaves setup year round. He built a little retractable roofed "shed" for it. Leaving it outside means the optics do not have to re-acclimate to the outdoor environment each time. MS
  6. Check out ProTelescopes in Silver Springs, MD - http://www.protelescopes.com or Stellogix in Fairfax, VA - http://stellogix.com or The Sky Plus in Mt Airy, MD - http://www.theskyplus.com/ And a totally awesome looking place is called Company Seven (http://company7.com) in Laurel, MD. Part museum, part store. MS
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  8. You Chicago in 5 guys are a special kind of stupid this year, eh? Back to back road shutouts by the Preds. Got to love it. MS
  9. So I was at the VW dealer this evening looking at a used BMW the wifey is interested in. While we were there I was chatting with the sales manager who informed me VW is about to launch a 1 year lease program for 2015 diesel vehicles that were part of the buy back program. Lightly used low mileage diesel vehicles on a 1 year lease and at the end of the lease you will have the option to turn in the car or buy it outright. Still no news on exactly when the program will kick off, but they said it would be soon (next few days to week). 2015 VW diesels are gen 3s so after a hardware and software fix are apparently EPA compliant. Just an FYI MS
  10. Alonso skipping Monaco GP to race at Indy in a McLaren Andretti Honda. https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/alonso-to-skip-monaco-gp-to-contest-indy-500-892869/ MS
  11. My $0.02 on furnace replacement - make sure your HVAC guy elevates the furnace off the ground a few inches. An older home is more likely to occasionally get water in the basement and that will cause the bottom of your furnace to rust prematurely if it is sitting on the floor. MS
  12. The recall is for a master cylinder replacement. Anyone who thinks that is a 0.9 hour job should be made to do it themselves. Just be glad you dont have a Ford Fusion. You cant even SEE the MCYL without ripping half of the engine compartment apart. And make sure they bled the shit out of the brake system. MS
  13. First story I saw this morning said he was found dead outside his home. He musta got lost.... MS
  14. It stille fells liek Fridaye to me. MS
  15. Meet the Reliable Carrier driver last night in the local watering hole who said brought the new Jeeps from Chyrsler. He told me where he parked them. Most of them where undercover but here are some that weren't covered. Those are JKs. The JLs have some definite changes that I am not at liberty to discuss. MS