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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. i find it interesting how two people can read /see the same thing and come away with a completely different view of it. i don't see his absence as anything close to dignity. to me it is like he is hiding. furthermore, i find that comment rather sad in that he is basically saying he has nothing good to say…that anything he would have to say would be criticism. it is in no way surprising…just pathetic and sad of him.
  2. george w. bush…former 2 term u.s. president. you ask as if you think he should be forgotten, that his tenure had no lasting consequences, that he is less relevant than other former u.s. presidents. do you believe any of the things i listed to be true?
  3. you don't have a fucking choice…it is your goddamn job and if you can't do it get the fuck out of it. ere on the side of safety or go to jail for negligent homicide, or worse, worse depending on how egregious your behaviour. jesus fucking christ, just stop excusing this shit. it's the excuses that piss people off. you are just full of them. everyone here likely knows police officers, has friends or family who are police officers. I doubt you can find a single person who would say that police officers are underpaid, may be put in life threatening situations in the course of their job. calling out the shit ones does not equal lack of support or respect for the men and women who are dedicated to serving the public. these endless excuses have to stop, you are not doing yourself or your fellow officers any favors by protecting and serving shit cops rather than the citizens you are sworn to protect and serve. you should be working as hard to get these fucks off the street as any civil rights lawyer, cause they make you look bad and your life harder…and often more dangerous.
  4. i could totally see some of you guys doing shit like this…... http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/05/07/cops-to-white-people-stop-getting-freaked-out-by-your-black-neighbors-screenshots/
  5. I would disagree with you. The intent behind all of those cited posts is quite clear - none of them give a shit about the guys rights because he has a criminal past. His rights are violated, they do not care - ergo they think it is fine that he loses them. Pretty straightforward, and not at all unexpected. I hope its not unexpected because by law certain convicted criminals are required to lose certain rights. Do YOU care they lose their rights? They absolutely SHOULD lose their rights as required by law, after due process of law and no sooner. Meaning you can't strip away those rights before they are convicted. they never give half a shit until it's there own rights being lost.
  6. why you need to look further than what the msm feeds you... http://thefreethoughtproject.com/videos-arrest-baltimore-shows-msm-give-truth/
  7. How's sobriety treating you doggie? lolz…that was special. thanks for sharing, however…not quoting would be fine too.
  8. I understand I am ignorant in comparison to you, I am just trying to better contextualize my ignorance. So, what are your qualifications? sounds like someone with superior knowledge ®. one who possesses superior knowledge ® need not explain the foundation of it to anyone.
  9. +1000, well said PB. I was thinking the same thing re: dehumanizing yesterday and just couldn't express it as i wanted…you said it perfectly.
  10. She makes it sound like the justice is a product of the riots, not a product of the justice system (which she is an integral part of) functioning fairly and appropriately. Wrong message. Yep! She basically just told black America to riot and loot every time there is a perceived injustice and they will get what they want. Stupid bitch. it's so funny how people can read the same thing and get a different message….i guess it is a matter of perspective. btw, no surprise i disagree.
  11. If you think about this for 0.5 sec, it may occur to you that this door will be at the back of the van, and noone will be crashing backwards during a brake-testing stop. The suggestion that his head was not quite out of the way when they shut him in some time might have legs. very valid point. Hard acceleration or a door slam all fit the possibilities Hard acceleration in a Police van? What the hell do you think they have under the hood of those things? Rockets? purchased from acme … beep beep.
  12. why don't we already have van cams? should be standard equipment way before now.
  13. perhaps he was banging something against the partition or side of the van, especially if he could not talk or breath due to the asthma and refusal to be allowed and inhaler, or a crushed larynx. even if the claim is that he severed his own spine in three places, i still cannot see how one can crush their own larynx with hand cuffed behind his back and shackled feet.
  14. They're stupid and incorrect in regards to Baltimore. Why are you repeating his nonsense. Troy should be disregarded because you don't agree with his opinion? And, I'll bet you wonder why African-Americans feel they have no voice........ they tell people they need to shut up, sit down and be compliant…then harp on about how no black voices are heard….incredible. Troy is a remarkable young man whom I had the privilege to have in my classroom when he was a Senior in HS. Active in the SGA and Senior Class, he was and is everything many folks find objectionable - an intelligent and articulate black man. He is passionate, informed, polite, compassionate, and level-headed. He actually lives in Baltimore, having chosen to return here after being graduated from Morehouse. But, according to Saorsa, Troy is incorrect about his hometown. Maybe Saorsa will share with us how he comes to know this. Troy and I have stayed in touch over the years and I must say I would love it if there were more people like Troy in the world. Too bad folks like Saorsa would like to silence him, since their viewpoints are not in alignment. i really like reading his fb page…whether someone agrees with him or not, it's hard to try to claim he is not intelligent, articulate and feels very passionately about his city. i will definitely be following this young man's updates. btw…for the naysayers, this article supports what his p.o.v. http://www.attn.com/stories/1541/baltimore-poverty-facts?utm_source=usu&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=syndication
  15. jack booted usually proceeds thugs when directed towards officers of the law….