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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. Well ain't that a big bag of dicks. Preds-Sens would have been a much better final series. I'm going Preds in 6. I was thinking 5, but wof got there first.
  2. I'm no fan of phaneuf, but dude was laying some solid hits last night. I'm really starting to get pissed about the "other rules" in play for the postseason. I get that they want the boys to play with passion, I get that they don't want to disrupt the flow of the game with 25 whistles per period, I get all of that. The problem is that the constant hooking holding and slashing produces 0-1 snoozers like last night. Watch the highlights from last night, about half of the uncapitalized scoring chances involved some sort of foul on the shooter which would normally have been penalized in the regular season, and that's AFTER someone managed to fight through hooks holds and slashes to get the puck to the shooter in the first place.
  3. I did miss the jeep this morning. just a little bit of cloudcover, 65 degrees, dry and breezy. perfect jeep weather.
  4. This from a man who wears wool when the temps drop below 80. My FIL has the same thin blood. He spends most of the year in south florida, and spends as much time as possible in southeast asia. loves loves loves that hot muggy weather. Even he has the good sense to fly north mid-july to mid-september.
  5. Preds in 6 Sens in 7
  6. yeah, because Subban could really use an ego-boost.
  7. Crosby's failure to go through concussion protocols last night is going to be a problem for the league, I think. I hope it's a HUGE problem, frankly. I get the romantic notion of playoff hockey being a whole other level above regular season, and I get the reality that the superstars have different rules, but this is one area in which the hockey world truly needs a zero-tolerance approach. Otherwise we're the NFL. and yeah, GIGGITY FOR WEDNESDAY!
  8. Rangers in 7 Edmonton in 6 Preds in 6. Though I picked chicago and minnesota for first round, so clearly I don't know enough about nashville or st louis. Caps in 7. Really I think it will be 6 but I'm hoping for 7 because I want Cindy to lose in front of the home crowd.
  9. In other news.... Henderson sues Wideman for $10M I dunno if he should pay $10M, but yeah it should cost him.
  10. I'm 1-1 but in my "bracket" pools I had CHI going to the finals so I figured those were all busted.... except that nobody else had the preds winning that series so it's a wash. Now I just need Minnesota to find some friggin offense and make something happen there. I'm happy for Mike Yeo and all, but I'd be just as happy for him to lose in 7.
  11. I blame Carrie Underwood. All her fault.
  12. ah. so it's the leafs-caps series with different shirts.
  13. I haven't had a chance to watch much of the Chicago-Nashville series. Are the hawks just flat or is Rinne stealing the games?
  14. Well, it ain't LTP but at least there's beer!
  15. missed one. MON or NYR?