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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.
    • 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.


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  1. It is an inhumane sport(?). Rub the matadors ball in corn oil and see if he'll go out there?
  2. Aren't Canadian meters a lot shorter than a regular meter?
  3. Amidst remodeling two houses, winding down at the Labs I retire from next week, working with builders on the downsized retirement home and racing my sailboat, your silly fuckin' request is low on the list. I pointed out that Australian websites put forth here above did not list their sensor platforms. That might suggest they rely on NOAA. NOAA platforms lack any real accuracy.
  4. The only Federal boundaries except the state line is the congressional districts but those are set by the State anyway. Each congress man has a district but each senator, two per state, represents the whole of the state. All these discussions on senate and assembly district refers to state government Senate and Assembly seats. There are pages of laws on the books to prevent discrimination with respect to race in drawing boundaries of these districts. The Dems in this case seem to be pushing the notion that these boundaries are set by "ideas" and that Dem "Ideas" are being discriminated against. The SCOTUS will have to decide IF there is such a thing as IDEA discrimination and whether the Federal Court has anyplace in State elections in this vein.
  5. What shit are you smoking? That is a hyperpartisan fallacy you are subscribing to. Do you start in the morning with your drugs and booze or do just never really stop. Your hyperskewed perception of reality is why so many just don't even bother here anymore. You posit an absurdity and expect a defense. It is the likes of you that 33 or 35 states now have republican governors and state houses.
  6. What votes are not counted?
  7. So, statistically there is warming, the data for those statistics being inaccurate, that is not as much as the statistical models predicted?
  8. Really, example, you disagree with WI Act 10?
  9. Thanks, a quick scan does not revel HOW the data is generated. Also, what I saw, there was no SEA SURFACE sensors. If I am wrong, feel free to point them out. Data gathering. Are they using meat thermometers? Mercury in glass? Third grade science experiment data? Presenting data is what the Church of Climate change is all about, always shy about the validity of that data however.
  10. Give us a link to the AUSTRALIAN sea surface temperature monitoring platforms.....
  11. hyperpartisanship ????? I'm rather disappointed by the hyperpartisianship of the era. Hyperpartisianship (def) spending $50mil of out of state money on a Dem congeressional candidate..... (alt) ..Unions bussing in protesters from other states to protest WI Public Employee work rules...... (alt2) Unions supporting protesting said legislations years later on a daily basis....
  12. The news reports what they want you to think. I know you dont get it but I will try. Here goes. Redistricting happened all across the country more than 6 years ago and 10 years before that and 10 years before that and10........ Where was the outrage? Polling manipulation????? Huh? Sit back, think about that. Being from the left I assume you mean voting poills and not approval polls. Ask your self the question where would limiting poll numbers cause a minor inconvienience to likeminded D voters? Answer, Big cities. Who but Dems run big cities for the last 100 years. Those cities cant afford excess poll locations and the trend toward early/absentee vote has reduced poll trafic by 30% in many places. YOUR news is designed to get a reaction from you, it succeeded.
  13. Redistricting is required after every census. It has been under your RADAR screen all these years because the Dems were doing it. Now as Rs have taken over State,houses and governor seats traditionally held by Dems the left starts crying?
  14. This is about the redrawing that happened after the last cencus almost 7 years ago. Ds have so alienated the citizens that they are now grasping straws to regain control.