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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. We need more thread drift.... interesting commentary on Perry FFGs being stout vessels (or perhaps our ordinance is over-rated ?). From Wiki: Durability On July 14, 2016, USS Thach took over 12 hours to sink after being used in a live-fire, SINKEX during naval exercise RIMPAC 2016. During the exercise, the ship was directly or indirectly hit with the following ordnance: a Harpoon missile from a South Korean submarine, another Harpoon missile from the Australian frigate HMAS Ballarat, a Hellfire missile from an Australian SH-60S helicopter, another Harpoon missile and a Maverick missile from US maritime patrol aircraft, another Harpoon missile from the cruiser USS Princeton, additional Hellfire missiles from an American SH-60S Navy helicopter, a 2,000-pound Mark 84 bomb from a US Navy F/A-18 Hornet, a GBU-12 Paveway laser-guided 500-pound bomb from a US Air Force B-52 bomber, and a Mark 48 torpedo from an unnamed US Navy submarine.
  2. A very laid-back alternate for crabs is off the beaten path in Eastport, but still close to downtown: www.wildcountryseafood.com It is run by watermen, so the crabs are uber-fresh. Problem is they sell out so call when you get into town to check availability. After chowing down on crabs, downtown is a mile away or there are many other fun spots within stumbling distance (Davis' Pub, Boatyard, EYC, Carrols Creek, etc)
  3. If you read gCaptains farcebook page, there are some interesting comments (beyond the usual BS) which deride the author's assumptions and lack of Navy experience. https://www.facebook.com/gCaptain-27223368885/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf
  4. EYC allows reciprocity, just tell the barkeeps which club you are with. Fair prices with a heavy pour....Food is decent, view is tremendous. Enjoy Annapolis ! http://eastportyc.org/
  5. Just curious... was this machine patched with the latest MSFT security releases ? Supposedly the patch to prevent this infection was released in March, but uncertain if it prevented Locky.
  6. Some awesome music across so many genres in this thread... big thanks ! Lost my Dad ~10 yrs ago after a struggle w/Alzheimers... need to thank him for my love of music (and sailing). He'd come home from work, grab a glass of whiskey on the rocks and spin up the turntable. Big Band, Jazz, Classical, Easy Listening, old school Country, etc.... he had a decent LP selection. Thanks Dad, miss ya !
  7. Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers and they've been known to pick a song or two.... Lord, they get me off so much.... they pick me up when I'm feeling blue Saw Gregg during his downturn in the mid-80s in a bar in Daytona, FL. Could barely hear him... my buddy talked to one of the crew during the first break and told him to raise the volume level of Gregg's mic just a bit. 10 minutes later, Gregg cancelled the show.... 20 minute show with no refunds. Glad he got clean/sober cause that night ticked us off. Still amazed their debut album (which I find one of their best) was recorded in 2 weeks..... something in the water back then
  8. Did Sheriff Pepper's cousin, Billy Bob, really have the fastest boat on the rivah ? What a great chase scene.....
  9. Beat me to it Ed.... was just going to post that story. Sounds like a classy guy. Live and Let Die was my intro to Bond, never had an issue with Roger Moore (though Connery is the man !)
  10. Maybe Ryan Leaf can continue his 15 Minutes of Fame/Recovery Tour by re-signing with the Bolts
  11. I would imagine the hardest part would be coming home and not have that partner bounding up to meet you... slobbering and tail-a-wagging. Here's a boat-dog proving it's worth (apologies for the crappy resolution):