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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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About Proneshooter

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  • Birthday 08/11/1949

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  • Location
    Charleston, S.C.
  • Interests
    Sailing news, Fishing, Snipe/Duck Hunting, and Precision Rifle Shooting
  1. Owned one a long time ago. I don't remember an open transom but I do remember some wild broaches trying to keep it under the chute!
  2. The same types of changes have been going on in the Rifle events. Constant changes to the finals, gender equity by dropping the only event that would be truly gender neutral, and pandering to the media. Plus they hate my favorite color, camo!
  3. Kiawah Island, S.C. Several top level courses plus it is 30 minutes from Charleston with all of our great sights and food!
  4. Fifteen more containers lost today in the North Sea as reported in gCaptain.
  5. Attic fan might be the answer.
  6. I think there was one in Charleston in the 70's that was named Flicka. Nice looking hull with a decent sized rig.
  7. Sanding walnut stocks when restoring old target rifles finally got me.
  8. Marine toilet part.
  9. Glass isn't a solid so it flows over time and the top gets thinner and the bottom thicker.
  10. We used to leave a bag of formaldehyde crystals in the closed up boat for a few days back in the 70's. Cleaned it out! Doubt that you could buy them or use them today without causing a Hazmat incident.
  11. Met the Sailnetics crew when we drove from Charleston to San Francisco for the 73 Fireball nationals. Nonstop Drive (56 hours) except for fuel and junk food. I hate to think about the trailer bearings and tires at the speed we ran the Alfa GTV. Interesting car to fit with a trailer hitch. First day tuning up with another boat it broke a rudder pin and was drifting across the bay when the Coast Guard sent a hovercraft to try and help. We ended up sailing back to the Yacht Club and borrowing a whaler to tow them back. Both boats ended up swamped but the motor never quit! Did I say the water was COLD!
  12. Mast looks to be a Procter D section and the spinnaker launcher tube date it from the seventies. Looks like a Plycraft not a Rondar. There was an Ohio boat that color in the mid eighties. Nationals at Cleveland or Pymatuning Sailing Club.
  13. Mini lightning would be a Blue J. We had enough in Charleston for a class back in the 70"s.
  14. Had to stop watching South Carolina before halftime. Did a different team play the rest of the game?
  15. Long time ago while trimming the blooper from the rail I looked over the side and in the boats shadow a very large hammerhead was just swimming along with the boat. Hot day downwind in the Rockville to Charleston race.