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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. Just back from visiting my brother & family for my niece's high school graduation. SiL is doing fantastically. Her drain comes out tomorrow, swelling is much decreased, sense of humour completely in tact. We enjoyed a belly-laugh about a T-shirt she'd heard about. A woman who has had a double-mastectomy and reconstruction, proudly sports a T-shirt that says "Yes, they're fake. The originals tried to kill me!" Laughter ... the best medicine I saw a woman wearing this T-shirt at this past weekend's Bayview One Design Regatta. Perfect! M.
  2. Howdy from north of the border! It's another day - one with you. M.
  3. Top of the afternoon to you! Even middle aged memory cannot affect my thoughts of you:D . I may have forgotten to have a "real" drink last night and forgot my nephew's birthday yesterday, but I have not forgotten all my thoughts about you. I will apply all my anarchist will power and toast that drink to you this evening. Lots of hugs and peace, M.
  4. Good morning Catherine! It is a sunny day, with a good breeze. May you find peace in knowing that you have the best fan club of anyone, anywhere in this Universe. Big hug, M.
  5. Howdy, Point taken - People, our voice of reason has once again prevailed. The time is indeed now and of course in the future has well. M.
  6. Catherine, A few years ago I was very fortunate to meet an anarchist (you!) that up until that time I only knew via e-mail correspondence. I was sooo lucky. Your sense of humour in your greeting (calling me while hidden behind a car and then when I asked where you were, you walked out from behind the car and told me that you weren't too far away.) Driving up and down US1 looking for a party store, partially lost, knowing only that as long as we went back and forth eventually (hopefully) we would find ourselves back in Coconut Grove. Exhausted after a long day on the water, giggling, while we filled out "From Tricia" on 50 packages of sweet tarts that had lovey dovey messages on them. Sitting at the kitchen table chatting. Your escapades with the repair man and the laundry room washing machine. It didn't work because you were using Canadian quarters. Race Committee and making the drive in rush hour traffic just so we could visit. Your "Smithsonianesque" Jesus collection. A true friend. A wonderful individual. Why she will be taken at such a young age is one of life's mysteries we will never understand. Peace, fair winds, hugs and prayers. M.
  7. Hello Catherine, Thank you for the update. Glad to hear you on the mend. Drink Boost - (my Stepdad was a fan of these when he was on Chemo). Great for the calories and the energy. (check your phone, I think I have filled up your mailbox. ) Big Hugs, AS
  8. Wonderful news! Thank you for the update. M.
  9. Catherine, Keep going, and most important for your next step take the post of NWSOLING, have it laminated and hand it out to all those who will be, in person, interacting with you daily for the next few months. I know I couldn't have provided you with this information better myself. My stepdad - just a wonderful human being - went through colon surgery and then chemo. My Mom, who used to do palliative care, followed these steps to the letter. It really makes a different - especially the timing of the anti-nausea drugs - in how you are able to weather the treatment. And yes it will work! You go girl! Big hug, M. (and if you need some entertainment, push the morphine pump a few extras times during the night. I did this when I was in the hospital, and it kept the pain management team hopping : ) )
  10. Catherine, One step at a time. We, and yes there will be lots of us with you, can do this. Big hug, M.
  11. Good video! Well don Sir! M.
  12. It's not unusual to be loved by anyone........... Too funny! You have to admit - it was a pretty good act. M. Thanks for the thanks Madge. I wasn't the only one out there. Re Mr. Tom, people were definitely hanging around for the show. People were taking pictures, so it definitely happened. At least a vid was up, including Tom and his dancing talent. www.tahr.ca Sounds like we're there again this weekend. My shout Madge. Wow! Thanks - I will see you on the dock. Cheers, M.
  13. It's not unusual to be loved by anyone........... Too funny! You have to admit - it was a pretty good act. M.
  14. yes, and a very BIG thank you to Mr. Barkley for assisting with R/C duties this past weekend. Mark setting was just plain not fun on Saturday. Again - thanks! M.
  15. BINGO!!! My neighbours, up the street, have 3 cats that roam wherever the please. They use my garden and porch as their litter box. My neighbours don't see it to be a problem. I have new neighbours next door. They LOVE cats (I don't) and leave food out on their porch. Now the local cat population lives on their porch and my porch. As well the local raccoon population have sent out a memo to the masses letting them all know that there is free food to be had at a certain address. The neighbour on the other side me can't stand cats either. It is slowly becoming a major issue. (rant finished - back to designated topic). M.