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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. It is not the distance that makes a good journey, but what is done along the way. Thank you Catherine for sharing yours with us. Fair winds and trimmed sails.
  2. +1 Bob. +1. Nicely done. +1 I can smell the water in the air and the sound of the surf on the boat. Nice.
  3. The earworm is still alive! And I can't resist dancing like a white girl. Hugs to Bowgirl and MSG! Go the Catherine.
  4. I think it is time to give one of those plush pills a good squeeze! A giggle every hour is the prescription from Dr. joydot. Do they still giggle when you throw them like a football?
  5. Been wearing my Nautica ball cap in true rally cap formation. Go the Catherine!
  6. If there is ever a doubt that Catherine should go to Heaven, St Peter need only read this thread. You are so loved that it would be selfish of Him to take you from us too soon. There is too much yet to do. I feel the fair winds and the itch to sail in my blood. It is what binds us all to you, my dear. Take our strength and love to help you fight for another day.
  7. Well JoyDot, now I have to buy it if you're in it! Yeah! It came today! Shows the side you see when we compete - my backside! Hee, hee!
  8. Thanks! Santa must have heard me being called a "manipulative bitch" and slowed down my mail carrier.
  9. None for me so I don't even know which month I am... :-(
  10. You need a bigger mailbox :-). Hee, hee.
  11. Yea for the mailings! Mr FD is looking forward to a cheery stocking stuffer...as well am I! Strength to Catherine!
  12. Sorry, but fuck, Fuck, FUCK! This sucks, it isn't dair, and is sooo wrong! Give that Cancer what for and don't compromise your length of life for anything. This world does not want to lose one second of our time with you. Huge Hugs!
  13. All of your SA sailracers babes are sending you our strength today. That is a powerful force! Tap into it and feel the Love! Giant Hugs!
  14. A club member showed up at happy hour with a shaved head. It was part of his solidarity support with his brother going through chemo. He talked of how his brother showed more strength and resolve toward the fight than he himself could ever muster. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of strength you all have to endure, to fight, to not consider failure an option. I love Amati's Step #3 - this is your hairiest sailing experience. It will make a great story at the bar afterward with all of SA toasting your survival and giving you shit about some of the stupid moves you did along the way. Holiday Hugs to you all!
  15. It is said that God only gives us what He knows we can endure. But, geesh - enough already, eh? Hold steady, HCW. There is a wall of SA'ers behind you.