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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

Slow Ed

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  1. https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/115893768571611039178/albums/5697479271862536705 Lots of pics
  2. You left coasters have to admit that the death of the 1000 day thread was worth taking one for the team.
  3. agreed. hard aground is right though about trading down. this is how belichek built his dynasty. we should trade our second round picks this year and next for a bunch of 3rd-4th rounders and draft some diamonds in the rough... but if a shutdown corner is available in the 2nd round (or late 1st round through a trade) we gotta go with that For the past decade the Lions cant find a diamond with the first pick. What makes you think they could find a diamond in the third or fourth round?
  4. Some action in the stands at the Vikings game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htYg_-_-rCE
  5. If there going with that look I'm spending my unemployment check on season tickets today!
  6. Check it out before it gets yanked. http://www.bangcartoon.com/2008/perfect.htm
  7. This is high larious.
  8. ???You obviously didn't..... The only thing the Packers did better was tackle. They also scored more points, which correct me if I'm wrong is how football games are won. Something the Lions have failed to do in over a year now. I've done some Lion bashing in this thread, I've even refused to watch them for the last 3 seasons. But I was still a fan hoping for a turnaround, however 0-16 is horse shit. At best I'm now a bandwagon Lions fan, but at this point and judging from history the Titanic has a better chance at pulling in at the White Star pier in New York than the playoff bound Lions bandwagon does pulling into Detroit. Thanks to Philly killing Dallas, Detroit has 5 picks out of the first 85.... impressive. 4 wide receivers and a quarterback.
  9. Did you watch the game last night? Cheese Heads 37 Lions 10 The Packers didn't look to be lying down.
  10. 0-15, never been done before. Nice job Mr. Ford.
  11. Settle in folks, here we go again!
  12. As a Viking's fan, I also would be grateful for this as well. As close as the game was you should be sending money to the judge who wrote the injunction saving your two probowl defensive line men.
  13. We don't find any of this entertaining. Mismanagement of this team has left the cupboard empty here. The Lions may only have a half dozen players that could actually make another team. Hopefully the fact that they aren't even selling out Fraud Field will send a message to the Fords that something needs to change. The entertaining part is that pro football teams visit 8 weeks a year and we get to see how the game should be played on at least one side of the ball.
  14. Never fear, this is as bad as it gets. Until next week when it gets a little worse.