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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. Ah good times. He is still recovering from his pub crawl around Sydney and then the Bucks do in Vegas.
  2. Yes, has my vote.
  3. Yep! if one dumb fuck can have them then you cant complain about the other guy.
  4. Fake news and all but I feel sorry for the poor guy who's pic got attached to that story. Bad form K8
  5. You know this is a nibble, right?
  6. I have just been listing to the wrap up on the news. I will admit I don't know much about McClown (He sounded pretty light wieght in his victory speech) and no thinking person can ever celebrate a union Labor election win, I did enjoy seeing that racist piece of shit get her ginger arse kicked. The Liberals were insane to have anything to do with the cunt of a thing in the first place and they paid payed dearly for it. She as predicted is imploding because despite the adoration by the racists dicks that support her, she is at heart a moron who hasn't got a clue how to play the game and cant keep her mouth shut. I hope that useless cunt Turnbull is reading the papers carefully this morning. It was heartening to see that the greens didn't gain any of the swing. Perhaps everyone ignorant and delusional enough to vote for those idiots already does? If anything this election was a victory for the two party system. People are understanding that this is the only way to deliver stable, workable governments (even if it has to be the union movement, but they will only last one term) The most important outcome is that the moronic, one issue, lunatic fringe doesn't get a disproportionate representation and ability to influence policy matter. The Greens and one nation just remain what they are - a humorous side show. Sad thing LB is that this is not likely to be a one-term government given the size of the swing and the majority that Labor now have in the Lower House. A lot of good Liberal members lost their seat. It will be interesting who puts up their hand to lead them out of the political wilderness. As for the Upper House well it looks like the Greens increased their seat number by 1 to 3 and with the Libs losing 7 and the Nats 1 then all Labor needs is for the Greens to side with them, or 3 of the cross benches (who are mostly from the conservative side), and they can run their agenda without much of a check. It's been a very sobering 24 hours of politics out West and boy is Shorten lapping it up. There's no such thing as a good liberal member. Mate will you stop toying with the bait- I am try to hook a melllll. Can't you share a good fishing hole?
  7. I have just been listing to the wrap up on the news. I will admit I don't know much about McClown (He sounded pretty light wieght in his victory speech) and no thinking person can ever celebrate a union Labor election win, I did enjoy seeing that racist piece of shit get her ginger arse kicked. The Liberals were insane to have anything to do with the cunt of a thing in the first place and they paid payed dearly for it. She as predicted is imploding because despite the adoration by the racists dicks that support her, she is at heart a moron who hasn't got a clue how to play the game and cant keep her mouth shut. I hope that useless cunt Turnbull is reading the papers carefully this morning. It was heartening to see that the greens didn't gain any of the swing. Perhaps everyone ignorant and delusional enough to vote for those idiots already does? If anything this election was a victory for the two party system. People are understanding that this is the only way to deliver stable, workable governments (even if it has to be the union movement, but they will only last one term) The most important outcome is that the moronic, one issue, lunatic fringe doesn't get a disproportionate representation and ability to influence policy matter. The Greens and one nation just remain what they are - a humorous side show. Sad thing LB is that this is not likely to be a one-term government given the size of the swing and the majority that Labor now have in the Lower House. A lot of good Liberal members lost their seat. It will be interesting who puts up their hand to lead them out of the political wilderness. As for the Upper House well it looks like the Greens increased their seat number by 1 to 3 and with the Libs losing 7 and the Nats 1 then all Labor needs is for the Greens to side with them, or 3 of the cross benches (who are mostly from the conservative side), and they can run their agenda without much of a check. It's been a very sobering 24 hours of politics out West and boy is Shorten lapping it up. There's no such thing as a good liberal member.
  8. I have a love/ hate relationship with Zoos. Done right they offer an opportunity for community exposure and education whilst conserving and rebuilding populations for reintroducing species to their native habitats. Zoos Victoria just like Zoos NSW do it right they have money making smaller enclosures close to the city centre and large open plain zoos at Dubbo and Weribee (perfect for us it is only half an hour away). The Specials were incredible, incredible set covered all of their back catalogue not just the hits, full band plus brass and strings section. We we started the evening sitting on the picnic rug, 25 metres back from the centre of the stage. Ending up skanking away with my daughter on my shoulders Same mixed feelings on zoos. "Out of sight, out of mind" is a problem if kids aren't brought up with an appreciation for wild things. They aren't so easy for 99% of the world to see with any regularity. And they do conservation and breeding programs, contribute to research for things like Taz devil face cancer, etc. I've got more of an issue with marine mammal shows, but if animals are too injured or maladjusted to survive in nature showing them to the public isn't a bad thing. Catching them to stick in cages for display...not so good. Totally 100 % agree, soon as you use the animal to perform tricks you become a circus. Circuses are for clowns.
  9. I have a love/ hate relationship with Zoos. Done right they offer an opportunity for community exposure and education whilst conserving and rebuilding populations for reintroducing species to their native habitats. Zoos Victoria just like Zoos NSW do it right they have money making smaller enclosures close to the city centre and large open plain zoos at Dubbo and Weribee (perfect for us it is only half an hour away). The Specials were incredible, incredible set covered all of their back catalogue not just the hits, full band plus brass and strings section. We we started the evening sitting on the picnic rug, 25 metres back from the centre of the stage. Ending up skanking away with my daughter on my shoulders
  10. I don't think so, but he doesn't own it any more, since his sting ray fishing career came to an abrupt holt. Personally I am not much of a fan of Zoos. Dubbo is good because the animals roam free and the people are kept in cages but the whole wild animals put in cages for peoples entertainment thing i find pretty revolting. in fact Melbourne Zoo is one of the worst for this i have ever seen. As I have said before mate I actually enjoy Melbourne (dont tell Melllll) and am down there with work a few times a year. But for me it is the classic 'Great place to visit but fuck I am glad I don't have to live there.' Just done 20 k's along the waterfront on my bike. I do Lycra all year round. FIFY
  11. You are never more than number than you are in the UAE. The number one worst thing about my time in the UAE, worse than going to prison was working in an intensive care unit that actively outsourced braindead patients. Patients would be shipped form around the UAE and Oman for "treatment". Effectively we would flog their bodies with every mechanical and chemical option for months on end. All at the ridiculous cost of 10k Durhams + a day. The lowest point of my whole nursing career is being asked by a mother if her braindead son is getting better. Thank allah for the saying Inshallah.
  12. I don't live in Melbourne, but we had the option of living in North- West Brisbane or Geelong. Geelong won hands down. Just bought a 4 year old house, 850square metre property, uninterrupted bay views from my bed and the couch for 500K. Mediterranean climate- great soil: corn stalks over 7foot high- should be harvesting a bumper crop this week. I can only think of one day under 25 degrees since November. I do love that Melbourne is an hour away, currently sitting on the grass at Melbourne zoo about to watch The Specials. Do you have a zoo in Queendland that didn't belong to that jerk Irwin? 😝
  13. Shit! What have you done to yourself mate? I tore my Achilles in September and again in October.
  14. It happens here in Geelong, Victoria too. My office is on the other side of a busy street from the hospital. Myself and most of the other staff, students and general public would just walk straight across. There is a pedestrian crossing with lights right at front door, problem is there is also another set of traffic lights at the end of the block, barely 80 metres away. The cops were out the front of here last May, giving out $80 jay walking tickets to people crossing against the lights. So I dutifully stand there waiting for the little green man before crossing- especially since I have been on crutches, in a wheelchair, mobility scooter and Cam boot since September. I have nearly been run over on 6 separate occasions since October. Drivers just see the lights ahead are green and keep driving or one occasion where I had to hop fast, the driver was not even paying attention to the road and was too busy staring at the window cleaners abseiling down the front of the hospital. What to do? Waste time waiting for the little green man and still nearly get knocked over or risk a $80 fine?
  15. Got to give the guy a nod for going old school with his porn collection. Digital is so much easier.