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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.

Dave

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  1. Not much difference between VC Offshore and Baltoplate beside available colors. So why have VC Offshore if you arent racing? Trinidad SR is a much better choice. And how do you get away with cleaning VC every 4-6 week? After 10 days in the Chesapeake summer you would be scrubbing like hell to get anything off. And do some research before switching. Paints like VC are vinyl based and arent compatible for alot of paints to cover over.
  2. What is the difference between these new Donovans and the Dees boat in the classifieds?
  3. Dont like the truth? Dont like the truth? Dont like the truth?
  4. And yet i have done your job on a part time basis with my rec cert and equipment. And all the racers prefered hiring me than you commercial guys. Still feel like a professional? You are a joke.
  5. Yeah, completely not the case. But jeezus, you hobby divers sure do get wood over your "certs," don't you ? No dumbass. Getting a cert means learning the basics. If you advocate grabbing some gear and jumping underwater without an ounce of training then you are dumber than i thought. And trust me, i always thought you were a idiot.
  6. "None of the rec divers I know clean their own bottoms." That isnt true. Alot of boat owners and part time cleaners are rec divers. Im one of those. Now if only i had more time to go rec diving .... All you need to clean boat bottoms is a open water cert. Jumping in with scuba or hooka without a background knowledge and reasonable skills is stupid. But it doesnt need a master, wreck, cave or hazmat cert/training either.
  7. Delivery winds from the north - check. Return race winds from south - check. Some 20+ knot winds - check. Still good times - check. Congrats to Team Remedy. 1st in class, 2nd overall!
  8. This is why the live streaming was cut off. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/australia/12069847/Nudists-rescue-sinking-yacht-at-start-of-Sydney-Hobart-race.html
  9. Can these type of organizations really work? Virginia is for sale, I think the schooner South Carolina was sold privately a few years ago. We know how the HMS Bounty worked out.
  10. On a side note, what are the effects of chines on a multi?
  11. That is pretty weak. One small set of race results (not enough to make a reasonable judgement) and something as subjective as "they are too new to the boat". Comparing to similar boats is the only way to determine the PHRF rating at this point and I've yet to see any real numbers from similar boats to dispute the rating. The SC37 is the only boat I've heard mentioned and that hasn't been established.
  12. This is NOT true. My boat #4 was so rated (PHRF=20) by one race committee in one race. We are awaiting fir PHRF San Fran to rule on the boat this week. They have given zero indication thus far. The race in question should not weigh on handicap as it was in the Oakland Estuary with its nonstandard light and variable conditions. I do think that KWRC provided some good benchmark input data for the boat's handicap going forward. That said, these are performance handicaps and subject to adjustment as a function of actual perormance on the race course. Holy misquote batman!!! But back to the question, Escamillo, backup your opinion with some sort of rationale beyond "its not rated right".
  13. This is NOT true. My boat #4 was so rated (PHRF=20) by one race committee in one race. We are awaiting fir PHRF San Fran to rule on the boat this week. They have given zero indication thus far. The race in question should not weigh on handicap as it was in the Oakland Estuary with its nonstandard light and variable conditions. I do think that KWRC provided some good benchmark input data for the boat's handicap going forward. That said, these are performance handicaps and subject to adjustment as a function of actual perormance on the race course. Holy misquote batman!!! But back to the question, Escamillo, backup your opinion with some sort of rationale beyond "its not rated right".
  14. He said that J /111 deserved to win based on the KWRW PHRF raing, not on how well it was sailed; no one knows how well the J/111 was sailed. We don't know what that particular J/111s IRC rating would have been; and even if we did, translating the IRC TOT to PHRF TOD is at best a guestimate. What we have are elapsed finish times that prove that at 39 the J/111 would have still won the regatta, and at 36 it would have finished very close to first place. What makes you think that the J/111 deserved to win the regatta, especially since "As good as that team is, they are new to the boat. Likewise, the boat (J111) still does not have any hard tuning data to go by yet. In contrast, Rush is a well established, very sucessfull program that knows the boat inside and out." Actually the conclusion obtained by analyzing race results is much more logical than the methodology used by the KWRW PHRF Consortium to pull the 48 and 42 numbers out of their asshole. Do you know that PHRF San Francisco provisionally rated the J/111 at 20? You have stated multiple times that the PHRF rating is too high. What basis are you using?