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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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  1. The Super Flanker is a very tight cut reaching spinnaker, flown from a spinnaker pole very low.
  2. WTF would you do if Afghans were invading you country? Invite them over for Easter Ham and some fine homebrew.
  3. You are modifying the vehicle yourself post sale. VW deliberately cheated on official tests to make the millions of vehicles it sold appear to meet regulations when they did not. Sorry, but I am not getting your point. Do you want the EPA to outlaw aftermarket mods?.
  4. This. All in the contract of carriage that applies to the ticket YOU buy. Reason is that business folks routinely book refundable flights and then don't bother to cancel so a number of years ago, the airlines fount themselves listing flights as "sold out" and then had 10% empty seats. No product more useless than an empty seat when the door closes. Want to stop overbooking? agree to pay $15-20% more for you ticket. United makes their algorithm secret (all of them do but United is really vague) but it includes class of fare, frequent flier status, when you checked in (particularly if the flight was full enough that you didn't have an assigned seat prior to checking in), etc. You can usually get (by law) 2-3 times the volunteer compensation offer if you are involuntarily booted. I've found that volunteering can often get you on a direct flight rather than a connecting and if you are polite and well dressed (jacket and slacks), you can often get the agent to upgrade you n the replacement flight. PR nightmare for sure, but once selected, a tantrum isn't going to get you back on the flight. In this case, they ended up emptying the aircraft to "straighten it back up" and then reboarded so the tantrum made everybody late. So then United's solution to a guy not wanting to move was reasonable? They had three police officers beat the crap out of him to remove him from the plane gushing blood all over the place. After he was removed they had to evacuate all the passengers for two hours to clean up the blood before they could reboard. Basically you are arguing that they guys with the guns were justified in beating the crap out of someone's because he didn't have as many friends with him. Sure I get it's in the ticket contract, but it airlines should be forced to just keep increasing the compensation until someone's volunteers. They knew how oversold the plane was when they sold the last ticket, they are the ones who screwed up in booking their own employees travel, why is it a paying passengers responsibility to get off the plane when it's was Uniteds screw up in the first place. If United needed those seats for its staff it should have either held them as reserved or just kept increasing the compensation offer until someone agreed to get off. Got it. If somebody tells you legally to do something you don't want to do, be an asshole and throw a tantrum and pick a fight with security personnel who in all likelihood told you "you need to gather you things and get off the aircraft." Then expect them to tell your seatmate "Asshole here doesn't want to get off so it's your turn. Get your stuff." Next WhineyThread -"Fucking United delayed my flight because they didn't get the crew there on time. Assholes. I'm gonna cry on facebook." You may not like it but the American desire to buy the cheapest possible seat, not matter what that does to service and space drove this. We decided we wanted service levels lower than Greyhound and we have it. Overseas, I generally see better behaved passengers but they also weigh every piece of cabin baggage and it has to meet the size restrictions. If not, you are put out of line to go check it. Usually lots of room in the overhead when the morons that bring on 3 suit bags and stuff them in the overhead here are stopped in the terminal. Yeah, United should have planned better but I have no doubt that they made several announcements about paying $800 compensation for volunteers and included the "if we don't get volunteers, we will be forced to select XX passengers to leave then flight and they will receive compensation for that. The optics of this will cost United dearly, and their initial response once the video surfaces was mind numbingly stupid. Were they within their rights?. Sure. But they never should have gotten to the point where they had to physically drag someone off a plane. Why fill the seats, and then decide you want to dead head a flight crew?.
  5. Lends a whole new context to "Getting Hammered"....
  6. When they feel like retiring from the NHL, unfortunately. But if we're honest about the situation, it's a league full of lumberjacks. Crosby was only doing what everyone else does, what's been done to him a million times. As "enforcement" fighting is being eliminated from the game, it's becoming more and more prominent, and the on-ice officials can't do much about it without SERIOUSLY affecting the flow of the game. I do think that the league's "supplementary discipline" approach could be helpful, though. If guys become known hackers and are caught on video and get fined after the fact, things will change a little. This aligns well with the "more offense more offense more more more" mantra of the league, so if the NHLPA gets out of the way there is hope yet for Little Johnny Hockey to survive. The real irony is that for as much as people bitched about the enforcers like Probert and Domi, this crap happens because they are not there. When those guys played, the other team knew that if you took runs and cheap shots at their star players, you would answer to them. Or your star players would.
  7. biggest salary package in the league with out of the playoffs personal...ouch. More than the penguin with Crosby, Malkin, letang,more than Chicago with kane,toews,keith,Crawford,hossa; more than washington with...that must sting A lot of that was cap games in prior years, signing people to deals until they are 40. Franzen hasn't played more than a game in three years, and is still on the payroll. Add in deals for players like Nyquist and Tatar that should be carrying the team but can't score or hold their own in position battles, Howards' contract and it added up. There was a reason why Babcock bolted for Toronto, and it sure was not the ownership. They have some good young players, Larkin, Mantha, Athanasious, but there are too many holes, especially on defense, and goaltending needs to be hugely better for them to be competitive.
  8. Till you go see the dentist?
  9. The cap finally caught up with them. Sad, after so many years of being an elite team. The Joe is beyond seedy, it could have been renovated, but not to be. A lot of memories in that building.
  10. Mark rounding, wet are coming up fast on another boat with a female driver. Our driver starts to nose inside about 4 boat lengths from the pin. She yells "You cant come inside me". Both crews freeze for a second, then bust out laughing. She goes red faced, loses focus, and we round inside.
  11. Depends on the beer, I have a high gravity bock cold fermenting that has been in the primary for two months. Lighter ales, a week or two. Depends on beer style, temperature, and what you are trying to do.
  12. Funny, that is exactly what I did. Having been through a couple cycles now, it has been an interesting experience.
  13. Funny, I grew up around the block from a Catholic church and school, you could just about hit it with a rock from the backyard. The church was so proud when it got the new electronic bells. When they scheduled them for repeated early morning Sunday chimes, the neighborhood was not all that enthusiastic. And they were mostly parishioners. Yeah, that lasted about two weeks before the schedule got changed.
  14. Looks like the ex-Pied Piper, hull #5. She came back west a couple years ago.
  15. Often the problem w open source. The tech docs are poor. It is after all volunteer time. Add up your hourly rate and determine if Expedition is less expensive. It was by far for me. I hear you. I've been avoiding Exp due to the tariff and looking at open source off and on for a few years. Always seems to disappoint so this is last shot. I know exactly what you mean. But I jumped onto it and bought Expedition. In retrospect it's definitely one of the best investment I did in sailing. Incomparable to OpenCPN when it comes to features and with the best support possible. Don't hesitate any longer.... The links that WHK provided are actually really good and provide step by step detailed instructions, I used them myself. Hell, I am in your area, and would be willing to give you a hand with OpenCPN. I won't even consider my "hourly rate". Which is the way that open source stuff actually works, people invest their time because they want to move it forward, not because of a profit motive. FWIW, I have installed and used both, and Expedition is NOT "incomparable" to OpenCPN. Yes, it is a good product, and Nick does a good job supporting it, and it will take less work to get installed. But they do the same thing, with some differences, the largest being price. As always, it is your boat, your money and your decision.