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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. Happy Stinko de Gringo...
  2. Ummm, that'd be "Noll"...
  3. Oh, I forgot, nobody mentioned Honk...you remember...Five Summer Stories???
  4. Tsk, tsk, tsk, PB and Booth...it's Noll, not Knoll...dear, dear, dear...
  5. Burp! Ooooppps, sorry...
  6. Word has it that Millen is willing to dig up George Plimpton for another shot...
  7. I hardly think any comparison to Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, Burundi or Rwanda is remotely useful or reasonable. The US is a considerably different place and it's stretching to the absurd to suggest that gun ownership by the general populace has somehow stopped the US from following the Nazi or Soviet models (the other two examples are patently stupid). Perhaps you could enlighten me, SC, about black gun ownership post-Civil War and please, please, please explain how gun control (NO CAPS) is racist. Post-Civil War America is a near killing field because of the second amendment and the stability and security of our government has not been held at the end of a civilian firearm.
  8. --> QUOTE(Jeff B @ Mar 18 2008, 07:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Sorry buddy, Moe has it right. Guns didn't make us a violent society, they are merely the tools a violent society uses in its trade. Ummm, that's what I was getting at to degree...that America has attached itself to the romanticism that surrounds gunplay in post-Civil War America from the conquest of the west to the gangs of Chicago. I'm saying that if we really want to know what it's like to remove restrictions from gun ownership we only have to look at our history. In truth, even with various legal restrictions in gun ownership, guns are still as available as a bar of candy. We already have de facto unrestricted access to weapons and the evidence of its consequences...the data sits there in 145 years of American history. It's proof that the ideas and system as they have stood for all of these years has failed and maintaining the status quo in regards to gun ownership in America can only result in the continuation of our murderous ways. As long as people have access to justice that fits in a palm, and the mind set that it's a legitimate form of self-expression protected by the Constitution, then we will continue to be a murderous and unforgiving society.
  9. Why bother to see what would happen with unregulated gun ownership? We already have an answer to that...the history of post-Civil War America. The country with the highest percapita ownership of guns in the world has the highest crime rate and murder rate in the developed world. We also have the highest percentage of population in jail of any country on earth. Our ridiculous fascination with guns and our numb sense of who has a right to live or die has turned us into the violent crime and murder capital of the world. That alone should tell all of you the effect of a gun-loving society. Fuck guns, rifles, automatics and .50 cals and every one of you who insist that gun violence and ownership is the only answer. You are the ones who have been busy making the bed we now have to sleep in...a repressively violent and intolerant society full of reactionaries who see justice as an extension of their gun sights
  10. Iraq is a Pandora's box of horrors. Has been since Hussein took over. That we actually stuck our dick in that grinder is unfathomable. I predict no military solution. I can't predict a political solution in Iraq any more than I can predict the same for the Israeli Palestinian problem. That the Sunni's are now seeing the Jihadi's for what they are is promising but it does not mean anything in relation to solving the immediate problems of Iraq and it's putative government. The country is lost. And, it is lost for more than a generation. We have birthed the baby and now can't give it back to it's mother. By the way, "pacification" didn't work in Vietnam and will not work here despite the hard work of our soldiers and the generals' best intentions. The surge will ultimately fail.
  11. Amen, brother, amen...
  12. Much better. Nice to see you haven't lost all of that angst. I see a strategy session at The Ballast Pub with you, me and -TG after HR1. My liver just shivered... I'll be on the big blue boat with the unknown driver and the crew of no-names. How do you think espo would do in this kind of program? Think he'd survive day one? 'Twould be pretty amusing to watch, eh? Geez, I love these self-absorbed, ego-sucking, sailing pollywogs.
  13. Don't go soft on us know Coiler. We need a vang trimmer with a 'tude. What are you going to the rapist for anyhoo? Not enough space on the server for an answer to that one... Point me to the vang rope, I'll pull on it real good fer ya. It'll be good fun with Solo and the Crankster on the stays and GL trimming the red cunt hair cascade. Now, what the fuck is a J-29 anyway? And why is it that Zitto thinks they're worth a shit? Oh, and why is BitchFace covered in man-spackle?
  14. Looking forward to meeting you in person Bitch. Will be my pleasure! Provided you can free your hand from the east coast sailing circle jerk you right coasters lovingly indulge in so often. Lave sus manos, por favor. and this coming from a clown with over 3700 posts..... what's that about circle jerks? Never had a problem with you, KE, generally enjoy your posts. Why the acid over my pot shot at BitchFace in retaliation for his shitty pot shot on left coasters? Ease up, mate, it's generally just in fun... just caught up in the smack, take it with a grain of salt. Cool...gotta stop the sensitivity training sessions with the therapist...turning me into a wimp.
  15. Looking forward to meeting you in person Bitch. Will be my pleasure! Provided you can free your hand from the east coast sailing circle jerk you right coasters lovingly indulge in so often. Lave sus manos, por favor. and this coming from a clown with over 3700 posts..... what's that about circle jerks? Never had a problem with you, KE, generally enjoy your posts. Why the acid over my pot shot at BitchFace in retaliation for his shitty pot shot on left coasters? Ease up, mate, it's generally just in fun...