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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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Burning Man All Washed Up - What the Hail ! = WoodStock/45

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Freaky People Problems (you might notice less in your hood this week) B)






Burning Man 2014: Rainstorms Extinguish Opening Day Event organizers hope the playa is dry enough to open its gate by midday Tuesday
Keith Carlsen For the Washington Post
Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada. Rainstorms have prevented the 2014 event's opening day.
BY KORY GROW | August 25, 2014

Rainstorms forced the organizers of Burning Man to cancel the desert free-for-all's opening day this week and ask attendees to postpone their travel plans until "at least Tuesday morning." The roads leading into Nevada's Black Rock Desert were deemed "un-drivable" by the event producers, who also reported standing water on the playa that serves as the event's grounds via Facebook. State patrolmen are redirecting traffic bound for the Burning Man site, and local police are turning away cars at the event entrance and encouraging them to find a safe place to park. Burning Man organizers said they hoped the rains would stop in time for the playa to dry out by midday Tuesday.



This year, in an effort to reduce parking-lot overcrowding, the event offered only 35,000 vehicle passes, though in years past Burning Man has attracted more than 50,000 people looking to embrace the event's "spirit of community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance."

Tickets for the event cost prospective revelers $380. The Wire reports that Burning Man will not issue refunds for the lost day, due to its terms and conditions.

Instead, Burning Man's organizers have been issuing tweets of warning. "If you're in Reno, please stay there until we let you know the Gate has reopened," said one. "Rain continuing," said another from a different official account. "Please do not come to Burning Man until you hear otherwise from official channels."

The official Burning Man website warns, "Weather on the playa is often violent and unpredictable. Dust storms, high winds, freezing temperatures, rain – Burning Man has seen each of these at various times." The site recommends "Burners" look up Gerlach, Nevada – the city closest to the Burning Man site – for forecasts. Adding to the confusion, Weather.com forecasted only partly cloudy conditions over Gerlach at the time of this post, contradicting the organizers' reports of rain on the actual Burning Man site.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/burning-man-canceled-rain-weather-20140825#ixzz3BWSyKfx7
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it isn't the ocean beach affair that I remember. glad to hear about the water.


where else can thousands of naked old dudes, hookers & strippers, priros, facebook and google executives mingle under the brillantly cool temporary effigies created from twitter marketing funds or scrounged from Urban Ore. Nothing makes a thumper feel as connected as trading a rainbow flavored shave ice to a tripping sunburned spinner for a 30 second contact thrill.

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