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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. Well, it is beef so could be a promising start...
  2. So, who's having steak tonight? Me? Spatchcock chicken.....
  3. Not having lived in the US for about 25 years, I didn't realise how expensive health care is there. This thread is an eye opener. What I like about the healthcare here in France is it is mostly free. Anything not covered by the system is taken up by top up cover (mutuelle), as my wife and I are self employed we pay about €400/month for the 2 of us. For example, at the end of December I had an issue that required 9 days in the hospital, 5 of them in intensive care, ambulance and 30 days in a cardio rehab facility plus they even gave me a ride home!! Nothing out of pocket. I also get all Dr visits paid, prescriptions, gym, physio and nutritionist all paid. All this comes out of my social charges and taxes, about 40% so there is a cost but nothing additional out of pocket. France can be fucked in many ways but the healthcare is top notch.
  4. that are mulitple variations around, I tried making my own , using pellets or other things and never could get it lit enough to stay lit.. there are plenty of youtube videos of course.. A maze like that is what I'm talking about. I sell loads of them but ours uses wood dust instead of pellets. Once lit they will burn for about 12 hours. I have friends that use pellets in different types of cold smokers but they have difficulties keeping them lit. Kudos for going through all the effort including catching your on fish!
  5. $175 for a brisket? Thats about $11/pound, I paid $8.50/ pound for incredible Wagyu brisket in November when I was in the states for the World Food Championship. Time for a new butcher......
  6. Have you tried cold smoking? It is so easy to do, get yourself a cold smoke generator, fill it with wood dust and away you go. You can put it in your WSM without needing to build a smokehouse. A basic smoked salmon recipe is mix sugar and salt 50/50, cover a piece or side of salmon, wrap then refrigerate for 24-36 hours. Unwrap and rinse then let dry for about 12-24 hours unwrapped. Light smoke generator and leave for about 12 hours. Awesome and easy. You can also cold smoke many other things. Salt, honey, cheese, butter (OMG!!), cream, nuts, paprika etc etc
  7. NEVER wash cast iron or you kill the seasoning that has built up over the years. "Wash" it with salt by scrubbing the salt with a paper towel then re-oil it and you're good to go. I also like your method.
  8. JeSuisBowlingGreen
  9. One of my favorites is a toasted roast beef, cream cheese, horseradish and onion on pumpernickel. A lot of the others are great as well. As I'm on 1800 calories a day, most of these will need to wait....
  10. Personally, I have used Wustof for the past 30 years. I would invest in a good set that will last a long time. A good set will have rivets in the handle not moulded. Take the time to hold a few and see what fits your hand. Is the balance right? Is the weight feel good? For example, Sabatier makes good knives but they are too small in my mitts. My wife (non chef) likes them better than my Wustofs....
  11. From what I've read elsewhere, Hamilton's contract says he needs to be consulted but he doesn't get a say in the final decision. This is just to soothe his ego, other drivers (Alonso for example) actually get a vote on their teammate.
  12. RIP Rick. I was fortunate to meet him in the 90's at a F1 race at Silverstone. Lots of us were camping etc and on Sunday morning he needed to iron his jeans so he laid them on the ground and slowly drove his F40 over them a few times!!! BTW, they came out great...
  13. Probably will happen but not a done deal (yet). Toto is Bottas' manager so this needs rectifying first plus how much is Williams going to hold up Merc for?
  14. My father hit me only once (that I remember) and that was because I was not using the fork correctly. I was about 5. I certainly never forgot!
  15. Ha ha!! Unfortunately, I have a name already but that is good for another project..... After researching Kickstarter, I don't think it's for me or my sauce at the present time. To be successful, it helps to have a bigger social media presence than I currently have although I have someone working on that for an early 2017 blitz. To settle the above debate, it wasn't because I didn't like the sugary shit on the market shelves it was because I started with this recipe 30 years ago because I wanted something different and to my taste. Of course it has evolved over the years but it has a strong similarity to the original, just better. I have been successful with this sauce both in my professional cooking life and more recently in BBQ competitions including the recent World Food Championship where I was 5th. I also have 4 other sauce recipes ready to commercialise but want to start with one for the time being. As part of my quest to bring American style BBQ to the French public, I have seen the need for a homegrown BBQ sauce as there is only big commercial companies (American) selling sauces. If anyone has any other ideas apart from crowd funding, I'm all ears.