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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. This - the opening up of an account for public access - has been discussed with site management, and has been determined to be an unacceptable risk. After all, anyone could post anything as No. 6, and we wouldn't know who it was. The account will be closed; if No. 6 wants to open it again he can take it up with Scot.
  2. I think it is possible to archive messages, "sis" HNY Let me see what I can do to expand the box before you remove or archive anything.
  3. For a while it was working. Now we have f-bombs and shitpost memes. Off to PA with this mess. Fuck the "moderators" for killing a meaningful discussion. Moving it to the proper forum isn't killing it. It's just stopping input from those who think their shit doesn't stink and won't put it in the sewer where it belongs. We just need safe spaces and free speech zones. The immoderate enfence the forces. This is, first and foremost, a SAILING forum. Many of you don't seem to remember that. PA is one small cordoned off corner of a site that has zero to do with politics (Ed's front page rants notwithstanding...). PA exists because the political talk, when mixed in with all the other subjects, was destroying the sailing dialog. Look back through this thread, and the acrimony that was developing between people that usually get along quite well. There's more "fucks" said in anger in this thread than in any other CA thread not involving Brent Swain. Very typical, and back when SA started the political discussions were like the fight scene at the end of Blazing Saddles, with bad feelings and feuds sprawling across multiple discussions. PA exists to allow the sailing dialog to continue. It has fuck-all to do with "free speech", "safe zones" or any other stupidity - it is a buffer to make sure those that want to talk sailing can do so, while those that want to talk politics can do it without screwing up the rest of the discussions. The alternative solution was to NOT create a separate political subforum, and simply prohibit political discussions on SA. Nobody liked that idea. If you don't like it, I'm sure Scot would be happy to give a refund to anyone that asks.
  4. For a while it was working. Now we have f-bombs and shitpost memes. Off to PA with this mess.
  5. This is a second blog entry test. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met here on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of it as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But in a larger sense we can not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
  6. Here is a test blog entry. This will all go away. Ignore this.