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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. You are trusting a third-party ad-driven site vs Apple's site. From Apple: "If you use iCloud or other services to keep your content up to date, syncing through iTunes might be disabled." The correct way to describe the situation is that you can no longer mix and match between cloud sync and local sync. Choose local sync with iTunes and rely on your local library. Make sure to do a complete backup of your library! Choose iTunes Match and/or Apple Music subscription to sync your stuff the cloud. Personally, I have a 120GB music collection, and I maintain a local library, with backups, but I also use iTunes Match to sync that whole library (every file) to the cloud. I also subscribe to Apple Music so I can enjoy new music without buying singles or albums. I can't fit my whole library on my phone, so the cloud sync manages all that for me, leaving me space to record videos and take photos. From Apple, I would like more clarification about Apple Music vs iTunes Match. I also have sixteen crates of vinyl. I was a techno/house DJ for a long time, and my Apple expertise drove my career. I keep local data and backups, but I also rely on the cloud. In my IT work, local servers and local data are liabilities compared to data mirrored across multiple data centers.
  2. You can complain or you can read the instructions. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201253 You can choose to sync from the cloud or your iTunes library.
  3. ProStart is GPS, and shows CoG and SoG, with graphics that show CoG +/- after you have settled down from a tack or gybe. Shift is compass. You mark your starboard heading, and your port heading, and get +/- numbers from those points. I use both on my Viper 640. Of the two, I use the ProStart for timer because it will briefly lock your last distance-to-line when timer hits zero. Cheers
  4. I just cheered for them in the playoffs and World Series. Still just a Red Sox fan.
  5. Derek and Mad, who are your teams? I played the game most of my life. My HS team was the most dominant, wore Red and White, and my crew lifted our trophy in '92. I liked the longevity and continuity I saw at United, and we were almost the same age as the class of 92. Not bragging, I was not a star. As an American, I don't inherit the club rivalries as strongly. I have adopted teams. Man Utd in England, Feyenoord in NL (land of my ancestors), Juventus in Italy, NL in World Cup (+USA). As a Red Sox fan, I have a soft spot for Liverpool, which might cause an aneurysm for an English Utd fan. I want John Henry to help the team to do well, just like I cheered on Theo Epstein bringing a trophy to Chicago after Boston. Cheers
  6. I'm still just enjoying the Europa League victory!
  7. Amazing result. Sign Sanchez over the summer.
  8. Perhaps you can mandate or filter your way to fully responsive ads. You shouldn't have to micromanage pixel widths.
  9. This thread is for my team.
  10. The wide ads still make mobile scrolling difficult.
  11. I wouldn't categorize all of reddit in any particular way. Each section has its own style. I enjoy reading these two: https://www.reddit.com/r/TalesFromYourServer/ https://www.reddit.com/r/talesfromtechsupport/
  12. I looked at their bylaws and it sounds like they can do Restricted certificates, that allow racing in some events. Maybe someone from the region can chime in with more.
  13. Kate, you might enjoy looking up Zlatan Ibrahimović. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zlatan_Ibrahimović He is a goal-scoring legend who gives awesome quotes like Chuck Norris jokes, and now plays for the team I support. Best quotes: http://www.espnfc.us/blog/the-toe-poke/65/post/2962023/zlatan-ibrahimovics-35-best-quotes-on-his-35th-birthday
  14. On my sportboat, we ping the line mostly as a pre-start ritual, and then don't actually look at it very much. We will look at the number more often if it is really light and we are drifting towards the line. Otherwise we are mostly looking around us. On the ProStart, if you also use it as the timer (we do), it freezes the distance-to-line display at timer zero for a bit. If we see or hear an OCS signal, we check for a negative number, so we have possible confirmation (within margin of error), about whether we might have gone early.
  15. I'm not actually a multihull guy, I just saw your post. I run a Velocitek ProStart on my Viper 640, and Velocitek actually removed the offset feature in their firmware, since it really only made sense head-to-wind. We just sail knowing the line distance is to our mast. Is there any way you can center your GPS module?