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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. I also find it interesting that PA pulled its helmet law for motorcycles. I wonder how much money ended up in the then gov"s funds for that one.
  2. Look at skiing. We never wore helmets in the 80"s and 90's. Took my kids in the late 2000's and everyone had them adults and kids. I had a Ski Patrol harass me about not wearing one. Soon it will be mandatory. Watch our sport, soon it will be the rage. Although if i can get one with beer holders, a straw and a cigar holder i may think about it.
  3. when i have guys injured on the job the wife comes to the first 2 or so vists very concerned as one could imagine. By the third vists when healed or close to it the question 9 out of ten times is "when can he go back to work he is driving me crazy" My wife has been running my practice for four years and it is the best move i made
  4. Damn, memories. My dad represented their producer back in Scranton in the 70s when i was a kid. Had that song on a jukebox in my basement
  5. Thanks,I couldn't remember tannerite
  6. Heard about that on the radio the other day. He filled the fridge with the stuff exploding targets are made of.
  7. Nice pics. Gave up the Wednesday races a few years ago because of work. Starting to realize again what is more important.
  8. Old army ammo boxes. Air and water tight. Most boxes of cigars have a little throw away moist pack which is good for a few weeks.
  9. Recently a patients girlfriend put a cup of soup in the nuker for 20 MINUTES. Caught fire, some smoke. One of the other patients wakes up, has a flashback, runs out of room thinking he is back in a fire. When I was a resident in the CT ICU 20 some years ago a nurse manager was reprimanding me for making popcorn in the nuker, which we weren't allowed to do because someone caught one on fire when not watching it. I replied that I was in charge of sick patients, could pop the wires open on someone's chest and do open cardiac massage, but was not smart enough to make popcorn. By the end it was done. What fun
  10. Watch someone fight for air in the hospital sometime and get pounded on because there family wants everything done. To be out on the water at 82 instead of a rocking chair is living life better
  11. At 82, good to go on own terms. When I am much older and the time comes no nursing home or hospitals for me. As me and the wife tell people you never she old docs and nurses in the hospital. RIP
  12. We are from the government and here to help. I thought the bad guys wore masks. I am getting confused
  13. That guy should run for county sheriff, he has established that he has balls of asbestos. I stopped auction 12 secants, thast stupide-on-the-hoofe. Unfixiballe. Had a guy do that with a boat flare trying to light a cigarette. Unfortunately for him he was holing flare wrong way and it shot into thigh.
  14. Nazi escapees? Just kidding, Trovao!! I've got some German as well, and I was conceived in Austria in late 1954, when my father was stationed there with my Mom on a US Military Base. Just cuz you were conceived in Austria doesn't give you German genes. Your parents not tell you something?
  15. I remember being a kid and listening to a friend's older brother's Woodstock album and singing this song. Thanks for the flashback