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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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Ajax

Happy Thanksgiving

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Today, I give thanks for all the great friends I've met here, some in real life, and some "not yet", but great friends nonetheless.

 

You guys helped me learn how to sail, how to sail well, how to maintain my Pearson, so many other things, and also make me laugh like hell.

 

Thank you!

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Happy thanksgiving to all my USA friends!

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Happy Thanksgiving and much to be thankful for including family and friends.

 

My youngest son came down from Alaska last week on the 14th, and went over and picked him up at SeaTac early in the morning.

 

Last night my oldest flew in from Alaska, so had all three boys here last night. Probably be a busy day here with more family and friends stopping by.

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I give thanks to the Great Creator who made a world with wind, water and men and women who could design and build fine vessels to navigate that water. Sharing a common love for it is an added bonus. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. It's a nice thing that the internet has created bonds that are worthy of acknowledgement on days like this.

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(and thanks Dickinson)

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Happy fucking Turkey Day, Bitches! B)

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Hmm... does HTFU mean Happy Turkey Fuck Up??? Maybe if you have one of those crazy deep fryer things...

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Hmm... does HTFU mean Happy Turkey Fuck Up??? Maybe if you have one of those crazy deep fryer things...

 

Happy Thanksgiving For USAnians?

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Happy Thanksgiving to all, even those not in the US and not eating turkey.

 

I hosted the day for the second time and I am not a cook- I follow recipes and I apply heat. My turkey was fine, stuffing was fine, and a good time was had by all. For that I am grateful. My childhood reports never said "takes direction well", but if it is written down, I do ok.

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Today, I give thanks for all the great friends I've met here, some in real life, and some "not yet", but great friends nonetheless.

 

You guys helped me learn how to sail, how to sail well, how to maintain my Pearson, so many other things, and also make me laugh like hell.

 

Thank you!

 

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Geez - we had our Thanksgiving about 6 weeks ago. Still wearing shorts in Vancouver at that time.

 

Have a good one from Great White North!

 

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I hope every one of you had an outstaning Thanksgiving.

I gave thanks to all of you that I'm glad to have met - and those that I may meet someday....

 

 

But most of all I gave thanks to those of you I won't meet; irascible SOB's the lot of you!

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Happy Thanksgiving all. I went for a sail this morning for all of us.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

 

Thanks, for the sail, Thorvald, It's been too long...

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Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving.

 

Different for us this year, first year without being with all the family back in the states. We connected with our usually gathering via Skype while we were grilling a turkey breast (too big for the oven), then dinghied over to a nearby beach bar for a T-Day potluck on the beach with a bunch of cruisers. It not being an actual holiday here...meant it didn't feel much like a holiday.

 

Still a good day though.

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