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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.

Mike in Seattle

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  1. Grampa is a pure warrior. , however a Shaolin would have come out of the water w/ sea lion filleted for the BBQ
  2. ? Are you allowed to use traps in your states ?
  3. Never mind. If one of your diminished capacity relatives gets your gun or keys and tragedy results, I Blame Bush Trump Fair points, all Gramps was not trying to end his life, he simply had lost his ability to drive safely
  4. You can prevent the trauma (both invader and invadee) entirely. Leave your valuables and car keys on a small table just outside your front door, under the porch light.. (unlocked, of course, so they can have less stressful access to your wife and daughter)
  5. sheesh, now I feel inadequate Dec '03 and less than 3k
  6. , doesn't matter if they are indestructible ,, , she will lose them overboard.
  7. BAD fieldtrippers BAD It would a reeaally BAD idea for some lowlife asshole(*) to cold-link a thd so that BAD fieldtrippers know where they should not go. (*) present company excluded
  8. So, Badlat, Cal20, Raz, Airlie, Mr Porter, Bent. ? family responsibility to our elders ?
  9. Do your own homework, Dishonest Dissembling Jocal. You should be able to find our state constitution on the interwebz thingy. As has been mentioned in other threads, , I could be $ fined $ for showing up to muster with a Hawkins. , you won't be peeling spuds , Captain will have you doing latrine duty, jocal. By the way, ? when is the last time you have done any kind of militia training ? , even a small amount of Self Training would be an acceptable start. for example (1) Pack your Minute Man gear, (camping equipment), and spend a weekend in the bush, (as if Mustered by Captain) (2) Take your well regulated , suitable for military/militia use rifle on a hike through your AO ( is if you were hunting Bambi) (3) Put a paper plate on a tree stump, back away some reasonable distance, , and, (4) Shoot the paper plate. No more evasive dissembling Jocal
  10. , missed this earlier, We had removed his several months before. That was hard. Once, in Az, I was a little, and ran excitedly to Gramps, "look what I found" ,, When we got to my discovery, he shot the rattlesnake, (longer than me)
  11. Jocal, the dissembler. , or are you out of compliance with our state's law ?
  12. ? only two more weeks ? Dayum, you ARE a tough ol' deplorable. My wife was down ~ a month. I think 12 is US issue, so you should be GTG wrt "well regulated". (makes my hip hurt just thinking about it) seems to me that 5.56 might be a bit overkill for squirrels, but "Kumbaya" Jocal Article X is not "fantasy" . It is our states law. , and it is not about "common use" it is about Your Marlin is a FAIL, wrt well regulated , although probably would be reliable. Two more chances Jocal. What do you have that is suitable for militia/military service.
  13. In point of fact, I do have a fact that needs discussion. I've mentioned before, that this needs rewrite. (1) strike the fourth word, "male" (2) strike upper age limit It would seem, jocal, that you are out of compliance with the law of our state. (1) do any of your gunz use a current US issue ammunition ? ( , well regulated) For example, if I were to show up at muster with my BP muzzleloader Hawkins would be unacceptable. (2) are any of your gunz suitable for milita/militiary service ? ( reliable under adverse field conditions )
  14. ? how long will you be down, Tom ? re/ in home stuff, when my wife had knees done, I was able to learn how to do the bandaging, and the Dr. kept me supplied.
  15. I won't have a good view. I'll be WAY "outa Dodge" before any of them get to that point.