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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. So assault is OK, shouldn't have been in a "private meeting". Got it.
  2. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if reporters would learn their place and only ask nice questions when told to do so? Can you imagine a place where assault and worse are the fate of reporters that cross the line and ask "obnoxious questions"? Sounds like a paradise.
  3. If the poor little snowflake can't stand reporters asking "obnoxious questions", politics is NOT the job for him!
  4. If I get this correctly: A candidate is being "smeared" because he attacked a reporter and this was reported. Who knew reporters would report? No one knew reporting was so complicated. Is this like when the liberal media smears Trump by reporting on what he said The DNC busses in people to vote. Assuming they are legal voters, good for them. I think Warbird was implying perhaps the DNC would bus people in that are not legal Montanna voters. The Rs go on about this every election and NEVER can prove it. Facts or STFU.
  5. Trump: Come back here! That airbag recall was for CARS! Your boobs will not explode! Melania: I am not taking any chances. The warranty is almost up and I need them checked out.
  6. Yeah -anyone that does certain kinds of work at <cough> or with <hmmm> is pretty freaking amazed right now. HRC's stunt with the email would have got me fired and Trump's bullshit would have me in jail well past retirement age BTW - Cal 20s rock. Our first family sailboat
  7. Dude - You have Trump's spin team beat like a rented mule. They should hire you - seriously. That was an impressive post!
  8. Well international trade is a bit tough without them
  9. Good luck with that. Trump is all about being loved - i.e ratings - above ALL else. The Republicans have spent WAY too long in the "Clinton/Obama are Satan and we are your only chance" mode they seem deer-in-headlight frozen at actually getting that chance. See foreign policy - we had 8 years of R foreign policy is wait for Obama to do something and declare the opposite would have been better.
  10. Well if he is headed out the door with the TV in hand, he can keep right on going. If not, I sure as hell won't be blasting away inside a house with a freaking rifle and perhaps killing people down the other end of the block On the Shore the 12 gauge and a dog is the standard method of convincing burglars to GTFO
  11. If I was 100% sure all they wanted to do is run off with my TV, they could have it. It is the other stuff they might do that gives one pause. BTW, IMHO a fair number of "home invasions" involve disputes or robberies between drug dealers or mistaken addresses where people think you have drugs and cash but you don't.
  12. So you all have some kind of boxing regulations for dealing with criminals? Is this a sport down there where if someone breaks into my house armed with a cricket bat, the only way I can fight him is with another cricket bat?
  13. Question for Australians: I can't speak to all 50 of our states, but in Maryland shooting a home invader will not usually get one in any legal trouble as long as the said invader was inside your house and not shot in the back. We cannot legally use deadly force to do something like try and get a burglar to give a TV back, force is for defense of life, not property. How is it there??
  14. A semi-auto rifle with a sound suppressor ranks right up there with trebuchets and mortars as a self defense weapon * unless you live in Somalia and are trying to pick off a marauding tribe of bandits from 500 yards away or something
  15. The odds of hand to hand combat with ONE intruder who is himself unarmed is kinda low in the USA. Just sayin' Last home invaders that came my way were a pair and my Chessie had so much fun chasing them off he wanted more to show up