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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. For those of us who can't make tonight's Hustler event at CIYC, I wonder what subjects will be discussed at the seminar?
  2. Say its not so... "Racing with Hustler", Social hour and Seminar at 6pm tonight at City Island YC. http://sailing.meetup.com/68/calendar/12612052/?a=facebook
  3. God forbid! I wouldn't wish this misery on Hack! (or JT, AG, Anonymous Guest etc etc.) Yes you would in hopes that they would retain you. you have a point Espo--but then again--if Hack slips an falls on ice he will simply fall into his backyard and drown. Hack has a pool in his backyard? Running and ducking His backyard could be considered a pool--a very large one More like a tidal cess pool.
  4. Hustler is Definitely NOT kosher, we don't even let those kinds sail aboard her I have heard from some reliable sources that a few of "those kind" have sailed on Hustler.
  5. Maybe the perf issue is due to Hustler not being a totally "kosher" J/29? I vaguely remember a specific J/35 that caused a stir years ago when it too always won. There were things that were done to that boat that made it wicked fast.
  6. The rest of the fleet should pull their head out of their ass and sail better. The J/29, all over the country, has had roughly the same rating since it was built. Hustler is a well sailed, well prepared boat with new sails. Most of the fleet they sail against are shitboxes with ragged out sails and dirty bottoms. So now it's acceptable to hit someone's rating who has an established design, just because the rest of the fleet they're in won't get off their ass and prepare their boats and learn how to do this sport they supposedly love so much? No wonder PHRF is dying. They'll probably want Hustler to drag a bucket next. You Hustler boys really need to get back into a one design fleet- this type of thing is really silly. While the J/29 basically rates the same all over the country, you have to remember the P in PHRF stands for performance and local committees have at times shown flexibility to re-rate a boat that is too dominant.
  7. I heard a rumor that the LIS PHRF committee is considering dropping the J/29's rating to 99 to make the rest of the fleet more competitive. That makes sense, but is it fair or a slap in the face to Espo? Thoughts or comments?
  8. but I'm smart enough to rent them--never buy!! I thought you bought a pair a long time ago? No? Ya know, Tiger Woods should have rented. Given the lost endorsements dough, he should have rented as he could have had the best poontang money can buy. And without the aggravation. I hope he learned his lesson. bought a (very small) pair years ago---I traded them in 11 years ago--only cost me a house and 100k--learned my lesson Never buy--always rent. remember--you don't pay a hooker to blow you--you pay her to LEAVE after she's done! What about paying her so YOU can leave when you're done? I assume that works just as well.
  9. but I'm smart enough to rent them--never buy!! I thought you bought a pair a long time ago? No? Ya know, Tiger Woods should have rented. Given the lost endorsements dough, he should have rented as he could have had the best poontang money can buy. And without the aggravation. I hope he learned his lesson.
  10. Buh-ring it Gramps! Wow... If we're lucky there will be two less posters on SA. Both of you are two of the most pathetic sock puppets on SA. You all need to get a life!!
  11. already in the works If you need a witness, I'm available, credible, and VERY reasonable: www.needawitness.org
  12. That's our new .6 kite--never been out of the bag--but I can tell you, it was very comfortable Sat. night. That very expensive footbag is awfully close to the fireplace. I hope no embers made their way near it, but I see you have a cup of water nearby just in case.
  13. How the hell are you getting there? I didn't think you could drive with your broken foot.
  14. No! He doesn't know me too well. Just as long as you keep me out of jail. AGAIN! I'll do my best If I let the cops Knuckle me up, can you get me some money for police brutality?? I'm not sure you wanna go there. BUT I heard that Bernie Madoff got knuckled up pretty good in jail and might need a good lawyer. Oh wait, he has no money!
  15. exactly! In other words SHOW ME THE MONEY! (quoting Al Sharpton) Its not a Rev. Al quote. No shit Sherlock! It is ,however, a phrase he is intimately familar with. Easy there counselor, its not like I was the one who pushed you down on the ice. I was just making a clarification.