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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. And of course "I'm driving' the boat, pulling the lines...." Keel Dragger
  2. 1. Called the skipper morning of race to see if need any extra crew. He says "All set. Me,you,the owner(his wife) and 6 lesbians". The 2 young ladies who lived next door had guests staying over. Seemed reasonable. 2. Later that day as we're climbing through the fleet Cap't trying to distract opposition yells to the crew something like "I'll give $50 if you'll show your boobs" he upped the offer to $100 each if I recall but no takers. Still did well in the race. 3. Fantasy Land asks what we're doing on the point during some cluster fuck. Responded "I'm fucking up - drive the fucking boat" 4. Is he (a good friend) going to the wrong mark? Yeah give him 5 more minutes and then we'll let him know.
  3. Here's our 24 in 8-10 with me driving on the rail and my wife not hiking my father is on low side. Easy going. Raced this fall in 25k with my 200#+ son on rail me up high with wife. Water coming over the coaming. Wished i had 400# more but not sure i would want to put the old girl under that strain. But......we won.
  4. Upon completion of above youll need plenty of the drink of your choice food smokes if you must. Propane or charcoal for grill. And at home stow everything including pets that can fly thru windows. Ive even parked my car down the street to get out from under trees
  5. Our club is on state owned land so adjacent to a small park. There were 50+ nerds (and i would say I'm a nerd/geek at heart) in tbe park tonight at 2000 doing the pokemon thing. Ive never seen more than 6 or so folks there at any time. All i could think of was Why dont these people go for a walk? Theres a waterfront "mall" down the street with bars movies etc. Theres another better park down the street. Haven't they seen the San Antonio River Walk? How about holding your girl's hand instead of your phone. Wouldn't it be great if these folks at least learned to enjoy being outside for a little while?
  6. My wife showed this to me tonight. We have 9 chickens but none sail with us. I'm not convinced that his site tops an old favorite http://www.worldtourstories.com/ But he does get eggs........
  7. Jeesus H Christ. Saw the same sign at UMass (where wife and i went to school) when brought our daughter to school. We all laughed. Lighten up Francis!
  8. Drivin the boat...workin the lines....
  9. Epic Fucking Bump! One of my favorite videos ever.
  10. I've seen and bought zombies. Current boat is a 1969 24 footer. bought her 3 years ago from a couple guys who i think got scared. Paid $1100 (think could have done better) with winter storage paid. Included an older 5hp outboard that runs reliably if not powerfully. Paid to have trucked home then bought barely used main and jib for same model boat. Into it for maybe $2000 total. After 35 years sailing i have just as much fun every time i go out as many folks would have in a $50k boat or a new $75k Catalina 27 Sport thing. I spend about $1000 each year on transport and launch/mooring fees. If only people could look a little more than skin deep there'd be alot more sailing out there.
  11. Aaaaaaand Bump. This thread shall not perish.