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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. I haven't changed my perception about Rimas after his "reporter" request or his book hints. After all, how long has he been out there? The mind can wander far and wide with that much alone time. I don't think there is anything wrong with what he has done or is doing. Different strokes for dif.....As I mentioned, I won't make the crossing in anything that will take longer than about 10 days. Fast is fun. But at the same time I will definitely buy Rimas drinks all night to hear the stories of his adventure. And during that story session I would never mention that there is a better way to do it.
  2. Everyone seems to forget who they are and who Rimas is. You have to get down on his level. It's easy to say "if I were him I would do this". Or "why doesn't he do that". He has no idea of why, he just does. He turns on his Garmin Nuvi automobile purposed GPS and it points him to San Francisco. That's where he wants to go. He has no idea that he might not get there or why. A person gets tired at night so might as well go to sleep. Pull over and get some rest. Continue on the voyage in the morning. Doesn't everyone do this? He most likely has no idea that that he is not in the same place in the morning as when he stopped sailing the night before. He probably has no clew to how long a TransPac-Hi/mainland should take. probably doesn't care. It is easy for us to draw the line at 10 days westbound and 14 days eastbound. That would be like teleportation to Rimas.
  3. I hope that's a spot tracker error. But then again.....That's not a little circle either. I can only imagine that the food supplies have got to be getting low.
  4. . ...too many of us think of all the possible fails,,try to prepare against them,,,don't go -anywhere-,, ..........there's something about this guy's naive-bravery that's somehow admirable ....I'd imagine he at least has a frying-pan!! ......(anyone remember that one??) .....from what I've seen on Ebay,,it might be that SanD would be a good place to 'wash-up',, ,,,,,he could 'move-up' to a catalina 27 don't know if he has a frying pan but I've seen pictures.....his winch handles fit.
  5. Why not? They're not "nots" they're knots. And they're not Knots they're "voids". Do we need to bring up the plywood discussion/tutorial again?
  6. After all of that I hereby declare this thread officially dead... Or should I say, Dried up.
  7. I don't know about retarded but he does look and smell like a homeless person.
  8. I should have put money on this prediction... Looks like I nailed it. You sir, need to talk to me about next years stock picks.
  9. "watch the Am CUP in style" that's pretty funny.
  10. Discaimer first- I am not a tax lawyer nor an accountant, FB- Doug Very true. Do a little more research.
  11. I covered that angle too. It's the lamest excuse there is. Perhaps I should add another group. People who do and have done great things but don't like the idea of less experienced people showing them up. My point is, there is no real reason to be "anti" or negative towards anyone who goes out and does it. You may not approve but who are you? I think ya'll are wussies for using a handheld GPS and taking the canal. (Not really, that's pretty awesome) But thats what I'm talking about. People can talk shit about your little adventure too. From your point of view they would be wrong. From Rimas' you are.
  12. No, that's not it. Most people HATE it when someone actually does something. Most people, (especially boat owners), think they are the greatest at their particular hobby. Anyone who accomplishes something in a way that they do not agree with are completely wrong, reckless, irresponsible, stupid....After all, they could do it better. And lets not forget the favorite argument against.... "He will have to be rescued at my expense (tax dollars)" What? You think you're going to get a big tax refund if no one needs rescuing in a year? That money is already spent. "The rescuers will be put in harm's way". If rescue authorities don't find anyone to rescue they will throw a drill and pretend. They love that stuff. That's why they volunteered to do it. Rescue responders are on their own adventure. And guess what. They aren't paying for it themselves, they get paid to do it! For all the pretend adventurers and armchair naysayers; Go ahead and save up your pennys for 50 years and buy the best suited equipment for your "adventure". Make sure you have every conceivable safety device and be completely prepared. Have a nice yawn....I mean adventure. Meanwhile, Rimas and the likes will be having a great time doing what they love and truly living life.
  13. You obviously do not follow the AC forum then... once you read his posts enough, you can read them without difficulty. And he usually has very insightful and intelligent comments. No, that would be Snaggletooth. this POS is just some attention whore wannabe that never makes sense even when translated. The first guy might be a little humorous. The copy is just annoying.
  14. Perhaps we could get Woody to translate for HotRod. Or the other way around. Oh never mind. They are probably both speaking the same language,
  15. Sorry Hot Rod, the sight wouldn't take my donation. Or are you to good for my money?