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    • UnderDawg

      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.

Mike in Seattle

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  1. I said, back in Jan, that Dabs is the best fisherman around here
  2. ya gotta admire anything taken to sublime ridiculousness I'm in for supervising from the Assault Lawn Chair and , both drink holders locked and loaded.
  3. You guys be careful on the trails. A guy up here just rolled his rig down a place that is too far. He was dead on scene, and passenger is alive but critical.
  4. Wow Jocal really _is_ turning into Trigglypuff.
  5. There's a twofer going on in Seattle this weekend. http://mynorthwest.com/658848/hundreds-to-attend-rallies-in-downtown-seattle/
  6. LONQR is alive and well in the PNWeird
  7. If in AK, damn shame to see even a funky old rig have to be put down. If in WA, I'm gonna go all activist on ya , protest, signs, the whole nine yards,, , or offer yaz the price of a centerfire round, ta let me "rescue th' poor Endangered Argo frum extinction",,
  8. At the hippie colleges I went to in late '60's, the hippies and the bikers and the jocks and the blacks and the frat boys and the party girls and the ,, rest of the cross section on any campus,, all pretty well got along during parties that would last for days. "Trouble" was a couple of drunk guys throwing a few punches until friends pulled them apart and separated them long enough that both parties forgot what the fight was about in the first place. Things like this never happened. http://time.com/4807225/evergreen-state-college-violence-vandalism-threat/
  9. Has anyone else been following what's happening in Olympia ? Huffpo article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/a-liberals-perspective-evergreen-college-and-the_us_5932d7a2e4b062a6ac0ad024
  10. DAMMIT!, Jim! Simply bolt or crimp a ZINC to the shaft , everybody knows that The only medical use for copper fittings in a case like this would be if the patient does not want to get pregnant
  11. , and they would offload a lot of the development so they would have someone else to blame for delays Without knowing anything about this project, I could speculate that some of the CF pieces may have been 'claved in one of B's very large ones,,
  12. This place has fallen off the edge here,, Usually, one can find he latest in state of the art info,, Instead, we're getting some kind of Dark Ages freakin' torture chamber shit. OF COURSE the skin is gonna turn green using copper freakin' nails. Yank those dumbass copper nails , and replace with Titanium socket head screws.
  13. I like bobcats too, however, it is easier to catch neighbors birds than bunnies Agreed re/ difficult, and catching unwanted critters. In Wa there are some fur trappers who must work within some fairly tight rules , but predation trapping on own property allows foot traps. relocation of problem animals not allowed, you must release or "dispose of" critter where you trapped it
  14. oh, shit
  15. Voodrrow, what say I can, listen you nyet Voodrrow, comrade,, for minuette, tink Where carry case vodka, and hookerz and blue on Hardly Ableson ?