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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. Oh My - I just the rest of it - what there is of it were they all drunk and just went to sleep? I hope so
  2. ok boys the thing is the Japanese know how to sail - they have been sailing for thousands of years there is at least one national Japanese sailing racing magazine (Kazi - IIRC) - there may be a couple more. they had an Americas cup team some years ago (not so good admittedly) and have raced worldwide for many years they also have an very unusual sense of humor - I don't read Japanese, so I don't know what they meant here . but they may have been trying to make a point plus if you ran this ad in English in Nebraska - well, how different would the reaction be?
  3. ok - I say fire all the guys and girls on the new BBC top gear and start over with Katie Nolan or have Jeremy bring her on to new top gear - actually I like the later idea better, I think
  4. Oh - My - Goodness clean you claim to be a lawyer - wtf? I could not get thru the definitions before I gave up. "Finished A boat has finished when she is over the finish line or when she goes to give assistance Over a line A boat is over a line when part of her hull breaks the line. Race A boat races when it sails to start, leave the marks on the required side – rounding any as may be required to complete the course in a prompt fashion – and get clear having finished. Sailing the course A boat is sailing the course from when she break the start line after the start signal, until she has finished." English - it's not just for breakfast anymore!
  5. Dickwad? OK humpty dumpty lets try this again what does "uniformed" mean? what does "option" mean? and what together do they have to do with choosing an airline for international travel?
  6. one of the things about Venice that is different from the old days is iPhones and gps & google maps what was once an adventure in local navigation, is now just a glance at a phone I like it better, less arguments with spouses about which way?, but kinda takes a bit of adventure out of it, and you don't stumble onto that pretty hidden courtyard if the gps phone is telling you exactly where to go /hijack
  7. you're prolly thinking F-117s that was after BB-G's time in the UN
  8. Boutros Boutros-Ghali DTS at 93, society for appreciation of funny names deeply saddened he was head of the UN in the early 90s during the Yugoslavia break up and Rwanda genocide - so, well done there. but what could he do anyway? - send solders from Thailand and Bolivia with blue hats to look at it?
  9. "and what does "uniformed option" mean anyway?" "Stachel gave a pretty good definition upthread." don't apply for any editing jobs
  10. Have fun PB - and it's all up to Mrs PB, but 4 days in Venice might be a bit much. you will be jet lagged and will miss a day or so, so that's fine, but still. but if you fancy a one day detour when you leave Venice stop at Verona - - tell mrs PB it's where shakespere set romeo and julet, and has a well preserved roman coliseum too - then grab a taxi to the top of lake garda (riva del garda) - it's a sailing mecca
  11. hoping for a miracle march we are on local water around here
  12. one of the problems here is that most of the IJs are back marker hacks, just because someone bothered to go thru all the IJ training does not mean they actually understand what is going on. and the good IJs will tell you so too that's why the good ones are worth it for a class to fly them halfway around the world for a world event. have a local event and use local IJs? - well, you pays your money and you takes your chances. Plus if an IJ has experience with keelboats, they are probably not qualified to judge dinghy events. And if they are dinghy guys they are probably not qualified to judge skiffs or multihulls
  13. "The Italians and the Turks both had 104's and I intercepted both. The Turkish guys were actually practice bombing at the time. You'd think it would be the worst bombing platform in the world." never could figure out how or why the Germans used the 104 for ground attack - can't carry much, and very aerodynamically dirty too, even with the weapons gone the ejector units are still there
  14. "That's nothing mate. I've flown a minimum of 80 RT flights per year for the past eleven years. No one has the qualifications to give anything other than an uniformed option" -first liar doesn't have a chance- old Marine corps saying... that being said, be specific - 80 RT flts per yr? domestic or international? what countries? -- coach, or biz/first? the original question was So Cal to Italy - got any experience with that? and what does "uniformed option" mean anyway?
  15. "This post is hidden because you have chosen to ignore posts by random. View it anyway?" remember guys - there is an ignore feature ahhh...