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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. same things recently with my i pad. i'll have to check out ad blocker for it...
  2. Ib. One of my rules for when wife or daughter drive my car is that they put the seat back where it was when they got in... both are in the low five foot range does yus have power seats or manual. Pedal adjusters? if you have a few pics can you email.... mjs82 at Georgetown.edu
  3. ib. Daughter is really short. Not quite midget short. But not far off. since you mentioned your daughter drives it, how tall is she
  4. Thanks guy is asking 1800 and I know him so it's not like buying something blind
  5. Hey folks. Looking at getting a third car. Daughter got an internship at a local hospital and public trans from home to hospital is largely non existent. Wife and I need our cars enough that we gotta go with a third car.... got a line on a 2007 Mazda i6 wit 140k on the clock. With the 4cyliner engine anyone owned one anything special to look for with mazdas. Car will need to do a 5 mile drive on a fairly regular basis.
  6. i think it was 5' or more. it is possible they just diid not enjoy the sailing as much. And we had sail boats on the Chesapeake for 15 years and we spent just about every weekend on the boat from march to November. Maybe as they got older they wanted the convenience of a stinkpot trawler, since they did do a lot of island hopping with it...
  7. Nice point Brian... "If nothing else, there is likely a junior officer in his/her early 20s who has been staring in the mirror every morning since then thinking "if only I had done XX or YY, those sailors might still be alive." I work on a metropolitan campus. the whole "see something say something" is getting drilled in our heads... I don't want to be the one person that doesn't say something and ends up with the guilt. but I also don't want to be the guy crying wolf either...
  8. with tits that big, I don't see he she cold get her face in the water..., so yeah, snorkeling is out...
  9. IS, my folks shipped an 1987 hunter 34 from the chesapeak down to Englewood florida. when they moved away from DE when dad retired. much further south than talahassee they became very bored, as they could not find a lot of interesting place to gunkhole. They were cruisers, not racers they ended up doing more and more day sailing until they just got bored. ended up buying selling the boat and buying and old albin trawler and took to the islands and then finally up the east coast an down the mississippi. Then they got an RV... if you are used to cruising, going from the Chesapeake to another area, could be quite the shock.. on the plus side...no sea nettles....
  10. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Air_Lines_Flight_401 situational awareness. interesting read....
  11. quite the mouthfull...
  12. So I wonder if the cucumber salad has the house dressing as well?
  13. found this in the J's http://www.tractrac.com/web/event-page/event_20170616_AmericasCu/1021/ just not the same... would have loved to have watched the start and first mark rounding... poor shamrock
  14. Anyone know if there is going to be any video of the J Class races....
  15. Did not see that. Thanks for the heads up