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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. What a nasty thing to say. I wrote this at the ED's insistence because he felt emotion over the fact that we saved two lives. Scot was very emotional about this. Paige and I may not have yet realized the enormity of the event, but I am sure the two we saved will for a long time. I sure would, and I wouldn't give Scot crap about the fact that two of his crew did this. It was indeed fortuitous circumstance to save lives that comes your way rarely. You do what you have to do. Paige and I were prepared to suffer crashing damage to Anarchy to save these two lives. Scot would have approved The law of the sea. Always come to the aid of sailors in distress. Poncho, perhaps you misunderstood what I am saying. I often find myself, as do others I am sure, at odds with much of the content on the front page as to its commentary, or rather they way posed negatively. It is to my delight, and I am sure the delight of others, that not only did you folks undertake this, a given (that being to everyone's delight), but it got reported in a very positive way (not always a given round here). Like I said, good job to you and Paige. And thanks for the positive write-up
  2. And yet Espo still loves him.... go figure.
  3. One of the few times I have read one of The Ed's writings and not shaken my head muttering "WTF". Good job folks.
  4. That can't be Neil or Johnnie's ride, no TRUMP for PRESIDENT sticker.
  5. There should be. Democrats afraid of competition in the deviant department?
  6. The absolute most important subject America should be discussing is whether or not .01% of the population has a right to use a public toilet based on how they dress rather than what genitalia they have. Look, shiny objects!!!
  7. Did it have a pair of fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror?
  8. Silly boy. It isn't that we can only do one thing at a time. It is about what is worth doing and what isn't. What is productive use of resources and what is just window dressing that serves to defeat what is actually productive. Try this one on for your supreme intellect. If I tell you we can hire and train you and thus get you the skills to make a lot more money and a path to personal success OR I can hand you more money for not doing a damn thing more than you are currently doing, which path are you going to choose? You people are really funny in a pathetic sort of way.
  9. I'm a pussy because I have done hundreds of w/l's and don't much care for them anymore (although I do come out now and again, just not regularly as I have in past years)? Interesting. I take it you are sailing on Hustler, best of luck on mounting a comeback.
  10. Yes he would. All in good fun, especially at Johnnie's expense. Now back to the sailing and Billy's comment, aren't wind shifts part of sailing? Are we not supposed to anticipate shifts or cover our competition to either gain from shifts or at least mitigate the damages? I mean shifts happens, right? Sounds like it was tough out there. Maybe CJ now has a better understanding why I prefer distance racing. One shift or one bad set or a bad start don't determine where you finish. So the mighty Hustler needs to make up 6 points to get back on top. Pretty solid challenge but not insurmountable. Show 'em how it is done Espo!
  11. did you pop your collar to type that? it's good to know that the minimum wage is why australia doesn't have an auto industry. lol. Where in that post or anywhere in this thread have I mentioned anything regarding austrialia's auto industry? You want to participate in the conversation, fine. Just don't be a wank.
  12. What the hell is goin' on? Except for the one bullet it looks like Espo's driving his own boat? Did he have a blind squirrel moment and accidently win one?
  13. You ummm really don't understand, do you? I am not giving companies anything. I am saying rather then sending that money to Washington to be lost to the whims of the nonsense Washington is so very good at, that we ask of these companies to hire, train and retain those who want more out of their lives but just don't know how to get there. It is not a matter that the underclass doesn't want their lives to be more meaningful or successful, it is a matter that the don't get the opportunity to be successful for a host of reason. So no, I am not saying we are dictating a damn thing to them, just opening a path to prosperity for them. You know the more you run on and rail against what I have suggested, the more it is clear that 1.) you couldn't give a flying fuk about those less fortunate than you and 2.) that you think they are useless and unworthy of a shot at The American Dream.
  14. Yes, the poor will always be with us. It is inevitable that some will always be poor. However, there are a large number of people who fall into that category, not because they do not have the wherewithal to be more, but because they don't know how to escape the trap of poverty. They do not have the opportunity to have a shot at being more. They are trapped by the stigma of poverty and the mindset of the impoverished. To help these people become more would do three very major things. First off it would save them and their offspring from the plight of poverty. Secondly it would allow them to be productive and in doing so add to and aid the economy. They become a driver rather than a burden. IMO this would be huge. Lastly by reducing the pool of workers who are unskilled, it would put upwards pressure on that which a company can pay to employ the unskilled or low skilled worker. So not only helping rescue those who just don't know or see a way forward, it would also serve to ensure higher wages for those who are not so capable. Simply raising the minimum accomplishes none of that.