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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. Thanks!
  2. You could replace the wheel with a handlebar/right angle drive, and attach reins to each end...
  3. Would you mind adding RSS support to your page so we can get updates when they occur? Thanks.
  4. Give me some alternatives - about to spend a few weeks sailing around Grenada and have become "woke" about the Buffett empire. The Jack Johnson style is a bit too somnolent. Or soporific. Country is NOT an option. Ever. Point me at some new tunes! TIA. That being said, the most fun concert we aver attended was JB at Red Rocks, before he ended up with some record company that had their own horrible venue at Fiddler's Green in Denver. A friend of ours was the Luckiest Person on Earth, proven time and time again, and won yet another radio contest with 4 front-row seats at a JB concert; we had by then mastered the climbing backpack "layer of sanitary napkins" ruse to hide our primo tropical drink arsenal. Was a memorable show.
  5. ..and if you were downwind, as you should be for proper sail shape evaluation, you'd eventually forget the question, enjoy the beauty of the experience, and wonder how to steer to the nearest pizza.
  6. Yes, but doesn't the laced luff allow the sail to rotate to the lee side of the mast, thus reducing the separation bubble? Kind of an automatic rotating mast. I like the idea.
  7. UVa? My parents live in Charlottesville... You betcha. Dual major from the Archie School in Urban and Environmental Planning, and Global Sustainability.. got a job instantly despite being told she needed a master's; employer is sending her back after 2 years. Pay sucks, opportunities are great. Bad news is it's in Duke territory ;-) Enemies forever. May Coach K and Grayson Allen rot forever in Hell. Streak the Lawn, and Go Hoos!
  8. It's always great to see the forum/armchair designers put in their 2ยข. Please regale us with tales of your design accomplishments.
  9. I located the thread, it's the pic I can't find...
  10. Not to mix metaphors, but this armchair sailor/quarterbacking of his sailing strategies cracks me up. He has 10X the experience and skill of any of us, let's just observe the master at work. May he maintain his Laphroaig reserves until the next port. Go the Webb!
  11. I think calamine lotion might help with that. ;-)
  12. Or the colonics & veganism. I'll wager La Vag will be the first Outremer 45 that grows their own sprouts :/ She eats an awful lot of fish for a vegan. They were never great fish catchers to begin with, but all vegan boat ofcourse was her idea. Atleast 6mos ago, and she's sticking to it. And to quote Jules..."I have a vegetarian girlfriend, which pretty fuck makes me a vegetarian. But I DO love a good burger..." That pretty much describes my daughter's eating habits - as a "pescetarian", she went off the University food plans (Daddy, we'll save money!), does all her shopping at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, and so much for saving money ;-) They sure sell a lot of ahi in Charlottesville, VA. She's actually pretty frugal, will sacrifice quantity for quality. Thank God she graduates in May, and after the dual-graduation daughter trip to Grenada, during which we catch fish or starve, (Catana Carbon 47, baby!) they're cast off on their own!
  13. Not very many of those thousands live here. Most of us are familiar with "La Vag," we just don't care for them. I don't understand the dislike. Riley, the guy, worked offshore for years to earn his first boat. Learned to sail at the school of hard knocks. Met a somewhat interesting gal in Greece, they took off, learned a lot more. They're probably more experienced now than 95% of the sailors on this forum, yet keep the sailing content to a reasonable minimum. Riley seems to be self-taught, but quite intelligent, but I'm a sucker for David Foster Wallace fans. Watching cruisers sailing is like watching golf. I'm far more interested in the locations they visit, the cultural interactions, the diving and fishing. The alternative is "the fucking autopilot broke again", just like all 1000+ other blogs/vlogs, or the unbearable armchair captains/drones on Cruiser's Forum. They earned a lot of viewers, Outremer (really easy to pronounce, BTW) saw an exposure opportunity, they made a deal that was good for all parties. Looks like their reportage obligation is pretty light, they get a boat that I *really* want to hear about, and host interesting folks. They're even nonexistent on the tits. They also seem not to depend on Patreon support; they have enough Youtube viewers to keep the kitty afloat. Good on them. Just wish they were on a better platform like Vimeo. And Dylan, thank you. I've just started viewing your work, but your professionalism, production values and glimpses of life around the (soon to be reduced) British Isles introduce me to a seaside region and culture with which I'm not yet familiar (although I'm an expert at Cambridge and London pub culture...). I really need to fling your videos at the Apple TV and see them on the big screen. I'll add this too - LV seem to take on guests now and then, it would be cool if Dylan came on board and gave them production tips!
  14. Near Slip F-18 at the Bahia Mar Yacht Basin by any chance? ;-)
  15. Damn, Yigael, that is is a quality figurehead! Almost as good as my all time fave, the girl with the coffee cup in the companionway back in the CA 36 forum many years ago (that I can no longer find ) I am the Leg Man, I am the Leg Man, I am the Walrus! Re: your sig. I can't read Hebrew, but shouldn't that be on the right side of the page? Thanks for brightening up the thread.