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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. Whatever you do... don't over think it. How many great ideas and/or successful businesses have died before even getting started because of business cases, analysis, and due diligence? Hang your shingle and give it a go. And if doesn't happen for you - know that it's because you didn't work hard enough. Good luck!
  2. My condolences, 515 to you and your crew/family.
  3. Pin Head! What's up, Bud? No PCYC this year I'm afraid. Some of us were being skids on the island. Hope all is well in the Ra-cha-cha.
  4. The Wire M*A*S*H
  5. O'Day Tempest Would have expected 8 metres from you... You know - you can build a hundred buidlings and not be able to call yourself an architect. But you sail one 8 Metre...!!!
  6. O'Day Tempest
  7. Hands down - you've got to give the prize to FUJIMO Other favourites: True North Rattle Ya Dogs liquor box
  8. W in TF??? From: Don Finkle <don@rcryachts.com> Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:54:03 Subject: Youngstown Level Regatta Important Announcement News from the 2013 Youngstown Level Regatta event: Most readers know of, and have probably sailed in, one or more Levels over our 39 year history. The final Youngstown Level, our 40th, will take place the weekend of July 27-28, 2013. We have special plans for this year and you won't want to miss it, we want our 40th and last Level to be memorable. When we started the Level in 1974 with 20 boats we had no idea at the time that it would grow to become one of the largest and most popular events on the Great Lakes, three times exceeding 400 boats including an amazing 466 boats one year. (I think that was the year Heather was ready to commit me to the institution). But times have changed and we want to change with them. Therefore this year's event will be the last Level as you have come to know it. Starting in 2014 we will hold a totally new and different event on the same weekend at the end of July. We are not getting out of the regatta game, only changing tacks if you will. However, the new event will not resemble the Level so you had better make plans to be in Youngstown this July so you can say you were here. We are keeping plans for 2014 under wraps for now and you will know in due course what those will be. We ask you to go to Yacht Scoring now and register for Level 40 to help us with our planning and encourage others to sign up as well: http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=743 Don Finkle Race Chair
  9. Strike, strike the bell!
  10. Helluva first post there, Yonder. I'll definitely be calling some buds at my alma mater to get the scoop. I'm curious - how did this member earn the title or reputation of "pervert". Is this based on their behaviour at the club or has this person a convicted sex offender?
  11. +1 for RHYC for Shark Racing. Good boat. Sleeps 4, screws 8.
  12. warms up towards the end of July and through August. Sort of...
  13. They've gone to the spa! Just talked to the Foredeck of Team Thunder Chicken (Bow #45). They DID go to the Spa!!! Good call JJ.
  14. They've gone to the spa! Better the spa than the mall!!!
  15. It is a funky layout. All I can tell you is that she's well sailed and fast.