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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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Now THAT'S a kiddie pool! Give us your own caption for this BMW/Oracle sailor sighted yesterday off San Diego, somewhere near a floating pile of carbon shards....This contest is brought to you by our friends at Sail Fast, who are providing shirts for the best three. Have fun

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Now THAT'S a kiddie pool! Give us your own caption for this BMW/Oracle sailor sighted yesterday off San Diego, somewhere near a floating pile of carbon shards....This contest is brought to you by our friends at Sail Fast, who are providing shirts for the best three. Have fun

 

 

Did you say Jesus walked on water? Try walking on water AND sails at the SAME TIME!

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Let the shore crew know I found the lockwasher they lost!

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Usually when Freddy blacks out we draw on him, but we figured this would be even funnier.

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Jimmy!? Are you sure you want me to spike the spinnaker halyard?

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This is my boat. I got it the way I like it. You take up space and you slow me down.

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Valet "but i parked your beemer just here Mr Ellison, honest, right here"

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Who does that guy think he is, Jesus Christ?

 

No, he IS Jesus Christ. He thinks he is Larry Ellison.

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I told you we shouldn't take that screw out..

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Hey guys..... I found Larry's toothbrush...guys....GUYS!!! Hey come back!

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The wily box rule jellyfish prepares to devour another hapless victim.

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"Dude, my dad is a TV repair man. He has this awesome set of tools, I can fix it!"

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BMW/Oracle practices the 1-man floater main take down.

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Now THAT'S a kiddie pool! Give us your own caption for this BMW/Oracle sailor sighted yesterday off San Diego, somewhere near a floating pile of carbon shards....This contest is brought to you by our friends at Sail Fast, who are providing shirts for the best three. Have fun

 

Look, I found this shiny penny under this big wet sheet !

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Now THAT'S a kiddie pool! Give us your own caption for this BMW/Oracle sailor sighted yesterday off San Diego, somewhere near a floating pile of carbon shards....This contest is brought to you by our friends at Sail Fast, who are providing shirts for the best three. Have fun

 

We just can't leave it here! We have to recycle!

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Now THAT'S a kiddie pool! Give us your own caption for this BMW/Oracle sailor sighted yesterday off San Diego, somewhere near a floating pile of carbon shards....This contest is brought to you by our friends at Sail Fast, who are providing shirts for the best three. Have fun

Dude I can fix it, my dad's got the ultimate set of tools - Spicoli

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BMW/Oracle practices the 1-man floater main take down.

 

That's good!

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I know that SNG/ISAF says we are allowed to use drag reducing fluids - but this is ridiculous!

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Now THAT'S a kiddie pool! Give us your own caption for this BMW/Oracle sailor sighted yesterday off San Diego, somewhere near a floating pile of carbon shards....This contest is brought to you by our friends at Sail Fast, who are providing shirts for the best three. Have fun

 

Now THAT'S a kiddie pool! Give us your own caption for this BMW/Oracle sailor sighted yesterday off San Diego, somewhere near a floating pile of carbon shards....This contest is brought to you by our friends at Sail Fast, who are providing shirts for the best three. Have fun

 

 

¿Dónde está mi mástil

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"Hey, Dirty Bertie's under here drowning - you want me to cut a hole in the sail and save him?"

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..........Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This D.O.G., swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that you get the port hull, the starboard hull, the whole damn thing.

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...the latest thinking in "Wave Conforming" hull technology...

 

 

 

WarBird

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Look! The screwdriver I used after I dropped the forestay clevis pin in the water wasn't the problem.

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Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat, Come on guys let me off I just saw a dark shadow swim under me, Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,.....

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Oracle lawyer fails to flush legal brief down the toilet. Instead ops to flush it out to sea.

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After Alingi sees the mast fall the spy jumps in with a kinfe and says "alas we have our upper hand, agree to our demands or im gonna cut your mainsail bitch"

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Mr. Bertarelli! I have defeated ze 'mericans with nothing but my pocket knife...

 

MS

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I think if we're going to use this stealth boat fouling technology maybe we should get rid of the Oracle logo.

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You said you could make anything surf..... I think your full of it...... lets see ya surf this. <_<

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..........Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This D.O.G., swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's just too many captains on this island. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that you get the port hull, the starboard hull, the whole damn thing.

 

Pretty good...Dude

I loved that speach.........

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BMW/Oracle floats $10M debt offering.

Ha! I like this one...

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Jimmy! I freed the tell tale for you, no problem.....

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

San Diego CA November 3, 2009

 

Navy SEALS participated in a simulated terrorist attack exercise off the coast of San Diego today. An unnamed Navy source indicated that the day was a complete success with the SEAL team practicing tactics necessary to support the US America's Cup entry should the event be sailed in RAK.

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Winners! Picked my personal top 3 from the list ----

 

 

I ordered the samurai douse!

Sail looks good, but the bottom is full of lawyers.

Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat, Come on guys let me off I just saw a dark shadow swim under me, Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,Yes I'm the one, who invited Jessica Simpson on the boat,.....

 

WWing

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Where is that damn uphaul! The wind is too light to waterstart.

 

(windsurfing reference, just in case you dont know....)

 

 

 

glowingly,

 

ed

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1 ) Quick... Hide the evidence

 

2) Come on Larry, your driving really is not all that bad... could have happened to anyone

 

3) Its melting.... melting...

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1. Puff On !

 

2. " . . OK Ernesto . . . I dare ya to cross this line ! . . . . "

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Never try a triple-lindy from the third spreader

 

-OR-

 

Kids, don't try this at home. I'm a professional!

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"You mean if I swallow this little pill I can get it up again?"

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MEN WHO STARE AT BOATS!!!

 

 

Oh yea.... Winner...

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