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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 believe I might have a solution - a Brent Fan Club with it's own thread where no negative posts about Brent are allowed. I would be ok with it and will absolutely promise to never post there. I suggest Bent For Brent Proa would be an excellent moderator for it.
  2. What is interesting? No socks are visible in the photo unlike this forum.
  3. Fuck off. In the couple of years I have been following this forum Brent has attacked Bob repeatedly accusing him of ripping off his clients and in this case being a crook. Meanwhile Brent has mislead if not cheated countless people by selling him worthless plans couple with the impossible dream of a quick, cheap and reliable boat to cruise the world. If anyone needs new knickers it's you.
  4. Will P is the really cool character that gets introduced in season 9 of your favorite show. I shared the pics and stories about Graham Kerr from the FB fan page with my better half, she couldn't believe how good he looks and that in some 3rd cousin twice removed way I almost know him. She loved his show, she is a terrific cook also. Ron Popiel, now you just need his pocket fishing rod for Will. Random thoughts on a Friday night.
  5. The big question is: flicked or slunk away? The spring sock crop is still popping up.
  6. Brent - nobody envy's you. The end.
  7. My better half loves Big Bang. Will watch reruns even. I enjoy it sometimes for the geek humor but am to the point where laff tracks are just so f'ning loud I find it very annoying. I recently binge watched the first 7 of Brockmire and it is very raunchy, obscene and NSFW or anything else but I laughed my ass off. Amanda Peet is hot.
  8. Step One: Wizard of OZ, Step Two: Ask for a brain.
  9. I know I have gotten bent out of shape before, I imagine most have at one time or another. Glad to see this put to rest - I get most annoyed with TM sometimes but never lose respect for him. This place would be really boring if we all agreed on everything. Still someone am looking forward to having a beer with.
  10. Already hit a bunch of faves - to add another old one Steve Martin "The Fly" on Tonight Show new "Brockmire" Hank Azaria is fucking hilarious. It's on IFC and really need to watch from E1.
  11. I think the biggest issue with trolls is they have so little to say yet spend so much time trying to say it. Am now disengaging from this thread.
  12. At about this point in his 1st term Sean Hannity went all bentoutofshapery because Obama was ordering a hamburger and asked if they had dijon mustard. Special mustard. the horror and a national embarrassment. That Hannity never misses a trick.
  13. I love hearing stories like this, just awesome.
  14. Brent - I just reported for accusing Bob of being being a crook. Fuck you and your petty bitchy skanky life.
  15. Loose foot = one hellava lot easier getting the main on and off the boom. Winner.