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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. DAWG has informed that this thread is just too big and he needs to close it, so I will open a new one. OK whatever. See you on the new one.
  2. The Celebration of the life of RP Richards was epic, of course. The Church and Yacht Club were standing room only as hundreds of sailors, friends and family came to remember RP. Slide shows were going on in every room and even RP's favorite table in the YC (God's corner overlooking the ocean)was decorated. It was great to see pretty much all the old Taxi team including Craig Fletcher and Dr. John. Tom Parker the present owner of Taxi Dancer took the boat out and motored thru the finish line and the canon was fired off the deck 5 times. In the next half hour we witnessed the most beautiful sunset ever. Unforgetable. photo by Kenny K
  3. Tom..the blond gal is Dana. She was a sailor from Long Beach. See you this afternoon. It should be one hell of a sendoff.
  4. Wow, a weak response, I had hoped for better. Back in the '90's big boats got bigger and faster, and some of the collisions were epic. A few owners opted to have their crews sign waivers prior to a regatta or Transpac. The waivers would probably not hold up in court anyway and they pissed off a lot of crewmembers. Taxi Dancer came up with their own waiver...
  5. I am putting together a photo album for the RP Richards celebration of life which will be held this Tuesday.If any one has photos they could send by email that would be great. The epic life of RP will be shown on the big screen at SBYC. His favorite sailing experience was the MEXORC race of 1996. So who can name the players in this photo? RP is buried behind the trophy on the chaise, surrounded by women as usual,Mostly SB crew, but we had a few from Washington who did the Taxi logo for us. Not pictured: Craig Fletcher and Pieter Von Nieunhusen, one can only guess where they were when the picture was taken. Good times. RIP RP.
  6. It looks like today is the window for some sailing with a good bottle of wine! Bring the family.
  7. Another sad day for SBYC. Dave McEachen died of a heart attack while driving his boat Sea Note in today's race. He was a great guy, kind and thoughtful and a great organizer of sailing, safety at sea and teaching new sailors. Our thoughts and prayers to his family.
  8. Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on Tuesday, Novemeber 30th, followed by a celebration of his life to be held at Santa Barbara Yacht Club. I gave the wrong date previously. sorry
  9. ps we had some out of towners as well, Craig Fletcher and Pieter Von Neuenhusen. Pieter almost got arrested for picking the Rolex girl off the trophy stage and running off with her. Not a prudent thing to do when the President of Mexico is on stage as well. good times.
  10. So true my friend! I am putting together some photos of our epic week in 1996 when we won MEXORC on Taxi Dancer with RP. One of the most fun weeks of my life with you and Becky, Jeff Otis, Doug Harlow, Scott Lenox, John Tesman, Chris Gillum, Craig Nicholson, George Sanchez,Craig (Castanza), Tom Issacson and Lisa Roote. A Santa Barbara team in Puerto Vallarta. Ahh...the stories will live forever.
  11. Sadly, RP passed away yesterday. Stories about him will live on forever. Condolences to his sons and daughter; all of the Yabsley family and all of RP's prior girlfriends. No one will ever be like RP. He lived it to the fullest. Pictured: R.P. Richards and Pat Griffin. Two "to the max" partiers. Well loved RP, past owner of Taxi Dancer, is in failing health at age 89, and now living at Samarkand, if you want to visit him. He cut a mean rug on the dance floor until about 2 years ago. A real Santa Barbara icon. I remember being in Cabo with Taxi and for the "fun race" he said "Janie, I want you to get as many women on the boat as possible, hopefully in bikini's" In the race, he was driving and suddenly jumped overboard and other racing boats immediately altered course to help with the rescue. He just laughed and said "Hey I was hot and wanted to cool off" He was about 75 at the time.
  12. Star Sailor (40Grit) The incidents regarding docking of the Stars was ridiculous on the part of the Harbor Patrol. We normally have very good relations with the HP and Harbor Department and work together on events such as the SB to King Harbor Race when we have 100 boats coming in from out of town, usually over a 24 hour period which is difficult. I don't know what fell apart this year. I was appalled when I heard about it and I am glad you reminded me because this needs to be addressed. Maybe Dana Jones, our race director has already delt with it for next year. I know he was really pissed off when it happened. Were there newbies in the HP Office? Someone was doing a power play, that's for sure. It was very regrettable as we at SBYC love hosting the Star Lipton Cup which we have done since 1923. Thanks for the kudos on our hospitality and we will make sure this inconvenience won't happen again. I was out taking photos this year. Look forward to seeing you again in 2011.
  13. Thanks Mr. Nard, I will check into that. This weekend was absolutely beautiful for the 20 University teams who participated in the Fall Dinghy PCC (Lasers and FJ's) hosted by UCSB alums. Temps in the 70's and breeze between 5 and 12 knots. Eight races Saturday and 5 on Sunday. Lots of local kids were racing against each other from various colleges (Berkeley, Hawaii, SC, etc). The final results put the local UCSB Gauchos in first place! Followed by Stanford, Hawaii,U of Oregon, SC, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UCLA. Congrats to all, especially UCSB.
  14. Yes Thump, I saw that also. But I do not know how to take an iTunes video and turn it into something on the big screen. Help? thanks, janer