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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. RIP Bumps, one of the best.
  2. Galaxy S7 is waterproof. Just sayin. Mate!...good to see you around...little surprised it was a "jerk off" thread that brought you out of seclusion...had thought you would've been lording it over us in last year's college football thread...then again rubbing one off and being a Bama fan are not that far removed... To be honest, it was seeing Tom Perkins had died that brought me around. Had to check in on the reaction to the passing of Mr. Doom and Unmitigated Failure. This thread title was too inviting to pass up though. I don't internet as hard as I used to, got a new arrival (bowman in training, as soon as he is out of diapers) that is taking up all my time, can't even sail half the time anymore! Plus work etc...
  3. Galaxy S7 is waterproof. Just sayin.
  4. Thank Coreman.... to my fortune the sill on my front door is about 18' above street grade... which at the least means the pipe will be 15'... this should be about a 30% slope... that should keep the S--t rolling pretty well... Can't be too much slope put into the pipe, or the water will outrun the poo.
  5. I like Lance a lot more now than when he was winning all that shit and really a douche.
  6. I'm a TdF fan, and American, and TJvG has been the guy to watch for me for the last few years. There were a couple between Lance and TJ, but TJ was the first with a real chance. I remember him being a domestique for Cadel Evans in 2012, and watching in massive frustration while he quietly did his job for Evans when it was obvious that he could ride away and contend if BMC gave him the green light. I understood why they didn't... you don't just quit on your designated team leader... but by the time they recognized Cadel was toast, it was too late for TJ. But he did right by his team and his team leader, and then became a leader a couple years later. I don't know anything about the man, but he seems as clean as anyone can believe a TdF contender to be nowadays, and he seems like a good guy with the right spirit. I'll be watching and rooting hard for him. If you're American and have any interest in the TdF, check him out. With all that said... I think Zika is a cop-out. I think he should have just said "In this sport, The TdF is more important than an Olympic medal. So I'm doing that, and I welcome any TdF contender to feel free to drop out and fly to Rio". Zika is a problem. The water is a huge problem. Rio has all sorts of problems. But none of those problems are the real reason TJvG isn't going. TJ is just that - an excellent domestic climber. Yes he may have had the legs to go on one stage but grand tours are 21 stages long and he isn't a good enough TTer to win the GC. He will never win the tour. His Top 5 is as good as it will get- he was 11 and a half mins down for fucks sake. He does seem like a nice guy though. No, he is a great TTer. 1St in nationals as a junior several times and he's one of the absolute best team time trial riders. But, you're right that a grand tour title is past probability and an olympic medal is about the same low likelihood. Still, he's not bailing as a national team domestique. When you're at the having-kids age, things like Zika play a big role mentally even if doctors say no worries. TJ is definitely a top TTer, but he isn't winning the tour. Neither is Richie Porte. Top 5 for either is about the max, and I think TJ has a slightly higher ceiling. Porte will fade in week 3 as always.
  7. I have to say, I'm mildly surprised anyone is still cognizant of the 400. Most of them have been laying low. Then again I haven't been on SA in years until this week, so maybe I'm just out of touch.
  8. Doom and unmitigated failure has been part of my personal lexicon ever since that letter.
  9. http://www.shaggytexas.com/board/showthread.php/161516-Shaggy-name-change
  10. Very nice!
  11. Not sure if serious...
  12. I am not so tore up. Glad to see Hamilton get it, I really thought he deserved it, and if it wasn't for all his mechanical gremlins, it wouldn't have even been close in going into the last few races. Sort of karmic balancing. But I certainly would have rather seen Rosberg finish with a fully functioning car. Happy he stayed out too to finish the race.
  13. Nicely done, look forward to the results of your work. The 18-135 isn't bad, I had it too, but the 17-55 makes a pretty big difference in low light situations.
  14. check into a 17-55 F 2.8 lens for that baby This is my walk around setup as well.