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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. http://binaryapi.ap.org/ce36320a08984a3c84ea89a6997991f5/460x.jpg Hotrod iz bak
  2. Sorry James, IMO stupid people will continue to do stupid things, no matter how much scorn is heaped on other stupid people. There are more effect means of teaching than shame and embarrassment. These are both good observations and both sort of apply. Opprobrium is powerful in close, fairly heterogeneous communities where the members worry about the esteem & acceptance of their peers. It is most effective in societies that value harmony and uniformity over individual effort. So you can see the problem regards Hot Rod. He's not a member of the sailing community, doesn't especially seek membership, and prefers to do his own thing his own way. Plus he's American, not Chinese: we glorify individuality and have no shame. We've got Kardashians! So: not much direct effect heaping abuse on Rod, and not all that much secondary normative benefit in humiliating him publicly. But it's how societies behave, and we shouldn't be surprised. The hounds chase the fox and tear it because that is the way of the pack when blood is smelt; so do they convince themselves they are hounds, not foxes. An unsavory sort of pageant, not humanity at its finest, but we are born with a stone in our hand. Yes, yes, & yes
  3. I have Many Great tShirts None I would care to wear the rest of my life - even under another Exactly! How about a nice big "Fuck Cancer" on your back in 40 years? "Do Not Resussitate"
  4. Ha ! sumwun elss hoo carnt spel.
  5. Seeking help here iz lyk going to Dracula & co when whot you need iz a blud tranzfewshin, or seeking a sensitiv, caring lyf partner on a porno syt. You myt get thrown a bone or too in eether cayss . . . But it aint gonna help becoz if you had enuf judjment to tell what to take and what to discard, you woudint be theer in the ferst plaice. (and you woudint need to, neether)
  6. Mate .... I was just raising a question. I am not in the camp of those who consider there was somethig fishy or illegal about the OR victory. After Grant accepted no rules were broken that was good enough for me. Even by the standards of this plaice, you cannot be serius Your "just raising a question" iz indistingwishabel to utherz from a viel attempt to blacken the repewtayshin of OR a la Bart Simpsonz: "So who can tell me where Lisa woz last nyt when she woz supposed to be at hoam in bed?" (in hiz cayss, at leest it serva a perpiss az a smoak- screen for his oan missdemeenerz; in yore cayss, the ploy iz even more straynj, becoz the evidents you point to showz she woz tucked up in bed)
  7. Anker holding in v. shallow bottomz v. problematick, esp mud. Scope no longer provydz catenary for shock. Problemz compownd with big shallow draft botes. Elastick snubberz not full solewshin, also introdewss ferther problemz. Best solewshinz rekwyr multippel speshilized mud ankerz with effectiv lode sharing. Not ezy. Wun possibility: brydal (3) mud ankers in 'star' pattern to single swivel, then alternate flotes with wates along chain rode, overcumz rickoshay and durability (overheet) problemz with elastick snubberz
  8. Mister Hawaiian This syt iz danjerus enuf to the mental helth of peeple hoo just lerk. To peeple hoo arowz comment, it iz trooly toxick. I sinseerly advyz yoo to do whatever yoo need to do to walk away and dont ever look back.
  9. Coutts' would be fined for comments like that in most sports. He should face another Rule 69 hearing for that. The man must be imploding. But his bank account must be close to overflowing The too condishunz are not necesserilly incompatibel - sum say that, in order to destroy a man, sum of the mor feendish gods make a pracktiss of first paying him mor than he iz werth.
  10. (just a wee hint, vij - you may not hav clicked but the person you are conversing with iz a troll so vile and transparent that for menny heer he went strait onto ignore with his ferst post)
  11. Coutts coud hav redeemd himself if he had taken it on the chin, ♥ grovelled appropryately, then got on with rallying the troops and being statesmanlyk ♦ Instead he keeps digging ♠ and cumz out looking not much better than Cheez. ♣
  12. Nyss summary, Real Whomper RC is hamperd by his lack of awareness ov hiz limitayshunz
  13. duz the last sillabel rym with "pie" ? ? ?
  14. You are SEW ryt ! Hoapfully the "House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)" monitorz this forum and will be onto it Direcktley !
  15. I agree with bruno: Ellison trayded away that possibillity when he made a fowstian bargin with the TV networks. That reckwired sucking up to Joe sixpack. The only poynts of contact betwene the djeneral public and ayleet sport are the most primitiv wunz, lyk speed and sentiment. Hi level stuff lyk rigger, stratedjeez and newonts wont get a look in.