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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 love my j24 I'll keep it for a long time. However that being said I doubt I'll get into racing and thej24 next to mine probably won't either. Trust me when I say it has not been a lack of effort by the local fleet to try and get us to race.
  2. You know what erks me the most about it if all this was flipped the other way around and the republican pulled this crap the same people who are against it would be for it and the same people who are for it would be against it. I am sorry regardless of party affiliation take the spin crap out of all this and see it for what it truely is. You cant say 10 million people now have health insurance like all of the sudden it became affordable for them. Becuase well they didnt buy the insurance by choice they were told buy the insurance or pay a tax either way your paying for it so you might as well get some utility out of it. The second thing is that you should be outrages that you were lied to by the administartion. The people blowing it off are the same people that would be pissed off if the bank lied to them about opening account for them even if they bennifited from opening the account. However because some how they associate them selves with a like minded group of people its okay for you to be lied to? If you were out raged when bush lied about weapons of mass distruction (which you should have been) how can you not be out raged here? Becuase you justification is 10 million people bought Healthcare insurance? Using that logic you should be happy that he lied about wepons of mass distruction as millions were liberated from an evil dictator who murdered his own people with biological wepons. Dont even get me started on Imigration your all crazy for that crap both the dems and republicans. God forbid anyone step back from anything in this country and look at crap for what it is instead of looking at things through the rederic of a policitcal party and just siding with them just like you would your favor sports team.
  3. If he is guilty I hope he gets removed and faces jail time. I was never a Christy supporter. However by saying he is guilty by association is like saying Obama is guilty by all the scandals that happen under him. I agree with who ever said the tit of tat thing is crazy. My political stances have changed very dramatically over the last 6 months. For most people in this country it’s like they are rooting for sports team when they are talking about politics. Its discusting honestly. You shouldn’t be rooting for a team but for the wellbeing of the country. Just silly to me and the reason you can tell people are rooting for a team and not for the country is when someone goes on a tirade about how bad it is for one politician but okay for the party of your choice. Yet I see it on here all the time very very sad. I used to like bush and hate Obama. While opinions of bush have gone up my opinion of him has gone down. I feel him and Obama are on about the same level and don’t care for either of them. I am ready for the next president. Anyone trying to pick candidates now is out of their mind. In 2007 who though a no body like Obama would have been elected to become president?
  4. What you fail to realize is that state polling is sporadic often done by local firms, schools or media with small samples. If you look at the polls that you claim show Obama "holds a large majority of the votes" you will quickly see that there are very few current polls of likely voters in most of those states . Rasmussen pooled the results from their national tracking poll in 11 swing states and found Romney ahead but 2 points in aggregate. Ask any honest pundit and they will tell you a lead of 2% won't lose the electoral count. At a half point it is possible but still rare. At 2% ... never. Like I said anything is possible because we have a long way till Election Day. If you look back at when Regan ran against Mondale he only had a small margin at first but picked up steam all the way to the election. I am not saying this will happen with Romney. I also agree that the polls mean nothing if the people don’t get out to vote. This whole campaign season isn’t about changing minds very few of the voters are actually truly independent. I think I had a professor say it was somewhere around 15 percent or less. This is obviously enough to swing a tight election. But really it’s more about getting people out to vote. I think this is where Obama is in trouble. The last election a unprecedented amount of minority and youth voters. The true question is can he repeat this? Will they come out and vote again like they did last time? Honestly I have not answer for this question. But Election Day will tell. While I feel that Obama will win. I do believe that the race has tightened and Romney has energized more people after the debate. Out of 42 president only 15 have won a second term. But if we look at the last 4 elections 3 won a second term. I am inclinded to belive that trend will continue with Obama.
  5. The popular poll doesn’t mean a whole lot that’s the biggest problem. It only shows a general change in momentum for a political party. The Electoral College does and obama holds a large majority of the votes. In the political world the elections are still a far way off and anything can change at any minute. A lot more states could be solidified or come up for play depending on how the elections continue to go. I also don’t don’t believe that your vote doesn’t count just because you live in a certain state. If everyone believed that then no one would vote. Some states who are democrat states have swung in past elections and vice versa for generally republican states. So to just jump in and say a vote doesn’t count just goes to show ignorance. IMHO that this is Obama’s race to lose if he doesn’t he has no one to blame but himself.