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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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    just moved from starboard coast to the leeward coast.
  1. He and Joan were so gracious to us last fall. We were heading South and asked to meet for dinner and drinks. They opened their home to us for the night, and invited us back on the way North if necessary. He adored his wife, and was liberal with his liquor cabinet. Promised them a good sail when they wanted to head to Seattle. Sad...sad...To his family, we are truly sorry, Gold hill is a little bit quieter today.
  2. Another one..."Your names going to be Mud". After shooting President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth jumped onto the stage and fractured his leg. He then went to Dr. Samuel Mudds house to have it set. There is controversy as to wether or not Dr. Mudd knew what had just occured. He was sentanced to life in prison for aiding a murderer and sentenced to life in prison, although was later released.
  3. I once tried to park in an attended handicap spot, with my hangtag, and the attendant told me I wasn't handicapped enough. I needed a wheelchair to walk any distance, but since I was parking close to the venue, I had left it at home. My family and I ended up parking a few blocks away, and as I walked past him, with a person on each side of me to helping me walk, I asked him what was "handicapped enough to have that spot". Should have sued...
  4. As a Maine girl...every time I go home I have to have fried clams in crumbs, not batter from Kens, An Amato's Italian sandwhich, and red hot dogs with a steamed bun. You would think that living in a state like WA with all the coast line one could find a decent fried clam....zip, zero, nada.
  5. Hey Rick, a very happy Birthday to you!!! Should you ever find your way up to the Pacific North Wet, I think we can promise you an unforgettable evening.
  6. Ummm...the previously mentioned modified SC50, finished, and we were first to tap the keg.
  7. I don't want to get involved with this shit show, but I must say I am sick to my stomach reading the newpaper links. Mr Baggett worked on our boat so we spent time with him every weekend for about 5 months. (he did a great job by the way) I would have never thought this of him, and it sickens me to think he may have done this. It just doesn't make sense to me...
  8. Just one more quick note of the YOY topic. If it wasn't for him, I seriously doubt I would know any of you. My sailing skills were I knew port from starboard, I knew the difference between jibing and tacking...very very minimal. He allowed me on his boat, and because of other crew members I worked with, I learned a lot. He gave me self confidence in the sport, and was always encouraging. Yes there were some crazy times...and there was some yelling, but all in all I learned a lot. And if I wasn't involved with racing I never would have met my husband, and have such an incredible boat that we sail together. (next sail is New Years Eve day...out to Eliott Bay, Parking in a slip for the night and watching the fireworks off the Space Needle at midnight from the cockpit)
  9. Mainsheetsister, we have all lost a friend, but you and your parents have lost so much more. Knowing that she is free of that ugly disease, and no longer in pain does not make you miss her any less. Please tell your mom and dad that our thoughts and prayers are with them.
  10. Ya know Catherine, when (and you will) beat this thing, we need to plan a hell-of-a-party. A giant SA bash celebration! We'll have to rent someplace huge...maybe find a couple beer/rum sponsors. Just so you can finally meet all those around the globe who truly care about you, and want to celebrate you beating this thing! So just keep fighting...
  11. I WANT ONE!!! (The tee shirt, not the Farr)
  12. Hey Catherine, just because you don't hear from me very often, just know I think of you often, and always whisper a little prayer for you for the day. Keep fighting, from what I am reading, you are doing great!
  13. Please forgive my ignorance, but does the Capt. plug into a computer the coordinates that he would like his ship to follow for a certain amount of time? And if that is so, is it on auto-pilot, with no one actually steering the boat? And if someone took it off auto-pilot, and changed course, wouldn't that show up in the black box and absolve the Capt of some of the error? (He was having dinner when it happened) But imho, no absolution from leaving the ship early, I understand that no matter what, there will be chaos, but he is the Captain, and should have been there to help.
  14. I had to chuckle a bit reading your latest blog, it brought back some memories, not funny at the time, is a bit now. I was in the hospital with gangrene and mrsa. Had 2 surgeries to clean out the inside of my foot, so sleep for a few days was all drug induced. First night sleeping on my own, I was in a sound, dead, wonderful sleep, and a nurse wakes me at 5am to ask me on a scale of 1-10 what was my pain level. I'm sure that there was a considerable amount of sarcasm and irritability when I asked her what she thought it was when I was sound asleep. I'm sure it was part of her paper work that needed to be done before the end of her shift, but really??!!
  15. A very happy Thanksgiving to all my GMORA friends. I am thankful for all your friendships!!! (miss you all, but am happy)