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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. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
  2. Too much eulogy and good byes here folks! I am still here and i refuse to let this take me. There is hope and what is happening to me, as frightening and heart breaking as it is, is what happens to all of us : NO ONE knows when there time is up. All we have is the NOW. catherine
  3. No. I'm not proud of the 'occupation'. It's fucking stupid and I don't even know nor do I want to know the whole story behind it. Retards.
  4. Part of the latest, will be continued. Thanks to everyone for all of the prayers and love. Things are never as bad as they seem...... "...Friday, March 16, 2012 Fear Is Creating A Living Will, A Health Care Proxy, A DNR, A Bucket List And A Who Gets My Stuff When I Die At Age 42... Part Two..." http://gothecatherine.blogspot.com/
  5. Still alive. Update by tonight. I promise. Been the hardest month so far : worse than the cancer, ostomy, surgery, port placement without anesthesia and the chemo. And somehow, I have found my strength again. I WILL BEAT THIS!!!!! NO FUCKING WAY IS IT GOING TO TAKE ME> so just ada sabar for awhile longer folks, ada sabar.
  6. The newest : Part One ~ http://gothecatherine.blogspot.com/ "Catherine And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week.... It's blurry and furry. And druggy and muggy. Scary and hairy. Exhausting and teary..."
  7. I'm so sorry. May his memory bring more smiles than tears as the time goes by.
  8. I;m sorry Dan. I should have read what you writ before bitching about wanting to keep my latest medical disaster known as my body under the radar for a bit. Just not ready to share yet. I'm sorry. There are some massive shoulders here that have plenty of room to carry everyone who needs it. I love you and would NOT be able to have triumphed thus far without your friendship and unconditional love.
  9. Thanks for the kind wishes everyone. My very best going back at you and all of us who are battling cancer. An update on things at my end: http://gothecatherine.blogspot.com/ "Good news, I gained 6 pounds and have broken the 100 pound barrier..."
  10. And thank you very much, Dorag. Cheers.
  11. It's too much, guys and gals. I am very humbled. There's a paypal link on my blog, in my signature. I'm floored.
  12. This place continues to amaze.
  13. Finally.... http://gothecatherine.blogspot.com/
  14. BB, Dan updated for me here on the previous page.
  15. GREAT news! Kick butt, Pebble.
  16. You're killing me! Better you than the cancer though. edit: A big check arrived from Mer and Clean yesterday: a sizable contribution from everyone who bought a calendar. Thank you all so very much. I'm still a bit lost on words to express my gratitude for your generosity. My living expenses are covered through the end of my chemo ( in April). Thank god for that as moving back in with my parents would most certainly be the end of me. There should be a decent amount left for my reward to myself (a nice travel adventure somewhere really cool for a few weeks in May) for surviving chemo, if not the cancer itself. Things are shitty enough, I don't need the worry of choosing between a few decent meals and having wi-fi. Because of all y'all who purchased the wonderful calendars, that worry is gone. And that truly helps me, in a very concrete way. Thank you.
  17. It's fantastic. I hung mine right by my front door to remind me of all the support and love I receive from Anarchy that helps carry me through the world these days.
  18. i'm here. i'm ok. there are NO new lesions on my liver, the ER doctor was wrong. sorry for the silence, just been wiped out from a successful completion of round 6 of chemo. working on blog update.
  19. It was not my finest moment. I had just had it. And that is part of what it was, advocating for myself. I went to hospital because it was the only place I could get intravenous pain meds and i needed to rule out anything life-threatening. And sleep, which is crucial to healing. I got there and when I finally got the pain meds and wanted only to rest, they kept waking me up. They could not find anything wrong. I have the meds in pill form they were giving me at home, though they take longer to kick in and I knew I could rest. It just seemed the logical thing to do, at the time. I'll see what my oncologist says tomorrow,
  20. Simply amazing. Ah crap, I'm tearing up... where's my weed?
  21. I can. He's good people.
  22. Facts are stupid things.