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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. PCYC has started racing around the cans. Looks like the first race with any wind will be tonight. SHTR (going to be cold) has 81 entered and the 300 has 77......can't wait!
  2. I'd love to hear from the Gramps guys how their race went. Must have really kept her moving. I'm curious what times they rounded marks and point of sail.
  3. Based on the results looks like there were a few shockers.
  4. 100 boats registered for the 100 miler this weekend....Predict Wind isn't getting any better but still an awesome race.
  5. LOSHRS Race to Youngstown......Sat looks like it's going to be a long one. Sun looks good. Either way the dock party and The Jug will be fun!
  6. The Hood was super light and patchy. Lot's struggled to get to Burlington and then across the South shore. Much better pressure coming back to PC. Spitfire led the way from the start and never looked back. Sunday's LOSHRS race was awesome. Winds and weather held off until after the race was over, then it turned into a shit show. We saw 4 fronts come through which got stronger and stronger. The multi flipped during one of them. Fortunately, both on board were reported to be okay with some bumps and bruises. I wasn't close to it and haven't heard the story from them directly. Sounded pretty scary.
  7. 100+ boats entered in the Hood. Extended forecast looks light. Can't wait to get out there. Love this race
  8. The GP26?
  9. Hadn't heard about it. Should be fun to watch. Looks quick. Where is it located?
  10. Okay.....it's finally sailing season. Anybody splashed yet? I think we are still 2 weeks away. Itching to get out there.
  11. Anyone do the CAN AM Challenge at YYC last year? I'm trying to set up our calendar of events for this year and am considering it. I don't have a 1 design boat and am concerned that it won't be worth it.
  12. A dump of snow right after a weekend with 16+ degrees. This is a nutty winter. I'm really looking forward to launch....is it too soon to start a countdown?
  13. no clue what it is but like that it can float in the air
  14. Frankly the light wind races were hard to watch. At times I started to feel badly for the commentators who were working hard to try and keep it interesting. The stronger wind races were fantastic. It was great to watch, especially the first 2 - 3 legs. How the M32's accelerate out of a tack is what impressed me. The fact that there were some shitty tacks didn't seem any different than any Wed night at my club. Drones for the start and roundings was missed for sure.
  15. Epic race on Sat with great conditions. Where else on the planet can you still get $2 pints? Love the Jug! Sun left me wet and cold (and really hungover) but still a great sail. Congrats to Pearl for winning 1st overall both ways at this weekends LOSH race. Doesn't seem to matter what the conditions are.....he just wins. Awesome stuff!