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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.
    • 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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Arggghhh no!!!

 

Can't believe you posted an image of that horrible monstrosity from our city.

 

That edifice to money laundering.

 

That pick-pocket of average mans' wages.

 

That shrine to schlocky pseudo kulture.

 

Ptui!! I vent my mucus filled nostrils at it.

 

Tuffie,sorry if it's offensive to you,to the engineering world it's a marvel....Not only is it a helix,but it's a double helix.

 

The other engineering marvels as well....have quickly become some of the most popular photographed structures in the world.

 

Oh, no, don't get me wrong Boomer. I love the double helix...its that horrible evil empire behind it that gives me the shits.

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if thats the Pastor, I don't wanna even know what the Rabbi is bringing....

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"Praise the Lord, and pass the ammunition..." It was a catchy tune back in the day.

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Why is the flag removable?

 

Laundry - and the patch locations can be pre-sewn w/velcro at the factory, making it easier/cheaper to issue uniforms than requiring each individual to deal w/sewing on patches.

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occasion? Moon landing?

 

Guy behind Kennedy and to his right, sunglasses and cigarette; auditioning for the Peter Sellers role as Dr. Strangelove?

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occasion? Moon landing?

 

Private showing of Deep Throat.

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occasion? Moon landing?

 

Private showing of Deep Throat.

 

why the parascope ??

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occasion? Moon landing?

 

Private showing of I am curious yellow.

 

Fixed, DT came after.

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Why is the flag removable?

 

Laundry - and the patch locations can be pre-sewn w/velcro at the factory, making it easier/cheaper to issue uniforms than requiring each individual to deal w/sewing on patches.

Very clever, Thanks!

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Cheerio and all that skiffboy....

 

In the ferry line after work...bet he had to pay for every foot...

 

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The local watering hole was glad the new Mannette Bridge was open...

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Checking my boats with an old Meyer Optik Pentacon 500/5.6

 

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Had a job on Whidbey Island,eh?

 

If I could, I'd find a way to make it work living there.

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Checking my boats with an old Meyer Optik Pentacon 500/5.6

 

How's that Mac26 workin' out for ya :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

 

(joking aside, very nice shots.....)

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Bora Bora Presidential Suite

 

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Nothing says 'tropical paradise' like multi-level grass huts!

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Looks like LBJ's 'roids were playing up that day :huh:

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DeZoeker Wind Mill Built in 1672 and moved here to pump oil.

 

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Ah Yes the WalkAbout Glass wink.gif

 

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The Church of the Redeemer in Bad Homburg, Germany. Finished in 1908, the building is outwardly of a heavy, romanesque revival appearance, while its interior is held in a neo-Byzantine style, with rich marble wall decorations and gold mosaics covering the domed ceiling, leading to the church sometimes being called 'Bad Homburg's Hagia Sophia'.

 

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The church was built to serve Bad Homburg's Evangelical Christians which around the start of the 20th Century suffered from lack of a sufficient congregation space. Its construction was paid for and the design supervised by Wilhelm II, the German Emperor, who had by then made Bad Homburg a summer residence town, and later often came to worship in the church, sitting in his own imperial box with a private entrance. Empress Auguste-Viktoria also provided the jewel-studded altar which was originally intended for the Church of the Redeemer in the Augusta Victoria complex in Jerusalem.

 

Two large church organs were installed, with it having a turn-of-the-20th-century Sauer organ and a new Bach organ based on a 1742 Thuringian model.

 

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The Cize-Bolozon viaduct is a road-rail bridge crossing the Ain gorge in France.

 

The viaduct was originally constructed in 1875; it was destroyed in World War 2,and then reconstructed as an urgent post-war project due to its position on a main line to Paris. The viaduct reopened in May 1950.

 

The bridge carries road and rail traffic at very different levels. The railway forms part of the Ligne du Haut-Bugey which was closed for reconstruction in 2005 and reopened in December 2010.The local road from Poncin to Thoirette uses the lower level.

 

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The Hohenzollern Bridge crossing the river Rhine in Cologne

 

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Saturn V

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Those rocket dudes ALWAYS get the best ramps to skate on. :angry:

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Wow! you actually deleted one of your pix to enable continuity of my polar bears...thanks Boomer! V kind of you.

 

B)

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I like continuity... :)

 

Lower Horse Pasture...

 

No wire mesh fence like the sheep pasture...but the coyotes still don't go in...probably figure the wife will shoot em...

 

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The Darling Children

 

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