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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. Second one: Goats are fun and all, but I could use me some of that!
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/05/23/on-her-first-official-trip-melania-trump-is-dressed-for-control-and-containment/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_givhan-710a%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.85c6abab5f25#comments
  3. I had found that ad a few days ago - so it is sold or the guy isn't reading his email or ????
  4. Thanks for the offer - that is a LONG way away if it turns out to be crap. I'll see what else I can find here first.
  5. Whaler is a short shaft The $500 engine guy in Delaware does not answer emails.
  6. Drunk fishermen cause problems and in other news sun rising in east tomorrow.
  7. I can get the Merc for $1000 or a Yamaha 15 2 stroke for $1300 right now and everything else around seems like old junk or stuff found under a leaf pile*. I know the Yamahas are supposed to be the best engines ever, but it is 10 HP less............ * seriously, I am amazed at the CL adds showing an engine cowling off lying on the ground. Outside of scrap aluminum dealers, who would buy that?
  8. Any opinions on a 1997 Mercury 25 HP 2 stroke with the gearshift controlled by the throttle on the tiller? I recall in the 70s and 80s we always though Mercs were a lot faster than other engines of the same rated power and prone to early death as well, but I have no idea if this was true in 1997.
  9. Well the AK-47s didn't turn the tide, but rather stopped it and I am not sure if the events were prior to 1864 or not. Also note the Confederates were horrified by how the South Africans treated slaves, they thought they would soon have a slave rebellion to deal with if they kept it up. The Confederacy's advantage was short lived too, the Union Army engineers were building AK-47s soon enough. Their biggest challenge wasn't the metal work, it was making ammo that didn't clog the guns. Once again the industrial might of the North prevailed to an extent and all the CSA had to do was not LOSE. They had no need to take over any Northern territory. Kind of like our Revolutionary war and Vietnam, all the Americans/North Vietnamese had to do was just not quit until the vastly more powerful foreigners from a long way away got bored with it all and found something to do closer to home.
  10. Many people got along without wide screen TVs during WW II. You were not special.
  11. What exactly IS being pushed by the White House? Health Care - best health care plan ever, cheaper and better and covers everyone, first mutated into "well Congress can figure out something" and then into "let me see how many ways I can screw up the ACA." Tax reform - ROFLMAO. A one or two page sketch of an idea. Really. Immigration - Have ICE run around like Nazi goons and keep flogging the expensive and useless wall. If anyone was ever even slightly serious about this, the *Americans who hire the Mexicans* would be facing serious jail time and we know that is never happening. Oh..Mexico is paying.. ROFLMAO x 100. Increase military spending - Well I thought Trump wanted *out* of being the world police and NATO is obsolete. Hmmm - that is pretty much exactly the same as dumping metric shit loads of money on the Pentagon and thinking of a few new wars they can get into. Except for being the exact opposite, but who cares? Hey, those deficits that seem to drive you all insane matter not a bit with an R after them, do they? This is the exact mirror image of rainbow unicorn hippie thinking where Bernie Sanders will give everyone everything they ever wanted for free by doing <insert a miracle happens here>.
  12. https://www.amazon.com/Guns-South-Harry-Turtledove-ebook/dp/B004JHYS12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495415355&sr=8-1&keywords=the+guns+of+the+south In this book South Africans with a time machine supply the Confederacy with AK-47s. The Union army reverse engineers them and so the war ends at that point with the Confederacy intact. WW I comes along and Britain sides with the Confederacy and Germany with the North. Interesting read.
  13. Why did you dig up this old thread to ask that?
  14. She looks like she is 11 years old and sounds like she is on helium.
  15. I am thinking putting an utter nitwit in the White House in the hopes that he would just blindly sign anything Congress sends him is one of the saddest things I have read in a while. This also relies on two assumptions, neither of which seem to be panning out. 1. Trump can read and write 2. Congress is organized enough to actually pass something.