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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. Like most of MBL's drivel, the highlighted is complete and total twaddle.
  2. Self describing.
  3. Oh fuck off. My math was correct in both cases. The original report was a few dozen. Sensitive little petal about it too. Just wait until they make a movie out of it...
  4. Funny how the trolls just keep provoking the mods looking to be martyred by the ban hammer. To be more accurate, I suppose one could say it's funny how the same trolls keep provoking the mods...
  5. Agreed. It's gold like that which makes the dickheads round here worth putting up with
  6. I was giving him some leeway on it being "about 1%". An extra ~20% would fit into most people's definition of "about", an extra 300% would not. TMSAIL has issues with numbers adding up to where he wants them to, be they students walking out on a graduation or box office sales. It's almost as if the weight of his loyalty gets added into the figures somehow
  7. I see a difference too. The graduation day is for the students, not the "invited guest". The guest has any number of opportunities to get up in front of people to grandstand, the students get one graduation day. Booing the students is worse. Something I'm sure you'd agree with were we not dealing with politicians from Team Red.
  8. "Carry the two" is a phrase commonly used when mocking people having trouble with maths. You estimated 1%. It was four times that. There is good reason to mock that.
  9. I find it hilarious that TMSAIL had to dig for two year old temperature records trying to make Trump look good compared to a woman in her nineties. He had the right idea when he bolted earlier in the year. I cannot imagine what deep pathological deficiency there is in his life that makes defending this dumpster-fire presidency something he'd come back to.
  10. I'm not saying that Princess Jeffie resorts to shit-posting whenever someone makes a point she doesn't like, but I think it raises an interesting question.
  11. On queue, eh? Moron.
  12. A minority of politicians on both sides have been "talking" about it all along. The talk is nothing new. You didn't cream your jeans when the occasional Democrat did it, but you get all gooey when an occasional Republican does. You can pretend that you're not falling for anything if you like, but there'd be only one person fooled by it.
  13. That's it? BB feels piled upon. Poor widdle Betel.
  14. The fact that he flip-flops between "burn this bitch down" and "Trump is pushing what I want him to" kind of proves the point I think. It's just another case of "Anyone but a Democrat for any reason that sounds good right now".
  15. Is that a good or a bad thing?