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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. I sail out of Cleveland, and my office window overlooks Lake Erie. So I look at the lake everyday. As to how common these type of waves are- I would say maybe 1-3 times per month...? And it all depends on the wind direction. If it is blowing hard (20+ mph) from out of the Northeast or Northwest, it is going to be bad. Add in the shallow depth of Lake Erie to help build up those waves. If it is blowing from the south, you will have fantastic, smooth sailing on Lake Erie. The opposite applies to the Canadian shores of Lake Erie. I will add that after 10 years in my office overlooking Lake Erie, there are still days I look out my window and think "wow, that looks really nasty out there, and I thought I've seen it all..."
  2. Wow. Did they move the marina...? If I remember right- there was not a lot of land / room for the Dillon marina to spread out.
  3. I used to work at the Dillon Marina a long time ago (1986,'87,'88..). I remember one late afternoon a storm blew in kind of unexpected. Turned into a BIG storm. The marina had 4/5 good sized floating docks (I think around 50-70++ docked boats...?). This storm tore every dock off their bulkhead, snapped all the cable/anchors holding them in place, and blew the docks and boats to the Keystone inlet. Total f*&ng mess. Sank over 10 boats. An amazing sight to see. And some pissed off boat owners. I also remember hearing that a couple years before that- a couple on a powerboat got caught in an afternoon storm (over by the Frisco Islands), boat sank, & they both died... I'm not trying to scare you away because it is probably one of the most beautiful sailing lakes in the world! I would not hesitate to rent a boat there. This just brings back some memories...
  4. Zar, I had the J24; "Blueprint" 2814 (?). I'm your old neighbor from the Caxton Building...
  5. I checked out LSYC's March newsletter which says; "The Board of Directors decided not to participate in the CSA Series..." What !!?? What a shame. Guess this is the end of an era. Seems just 3 short years ago we had built up our racing and had 10+ PHRF Boats and 10+ JAM Boats racing every Wednesday night. And the LSYC (CSA) Regatta brought in 30-40+ Boats. And many boats traveled East & West to participate in regattas. This year who knows about Wednesdays, and I'm sure the regatta will be small. I can't complain- I'm one of the boats no longer racing at LSYC (because of family, time & burn out). Just startling how fast a racing fleet can shrink & go away. Good luck LSYC. It is truly a great club, with great sailing and people.
  6. "Lorain Boats that Travel"..? Off the top of my head, over the past 2 years; UV Warnung (J24) Sand Dollar (J30) Mystery Machine (J24) Kodiak (Cal) Moisture Missle / Patriot Missle Stinger Zebra Boat Instant Karma (T10) Great Scot I'm sure I am forgetting some. And keep in mind LSYC's racing fleet is a fraction of the size of EWYC, CYC, MHYC... Just a shame that the CSA number of events are shrinking. And LSYC's event will be shrinking as well.
  7. Damn, Lorain Sailing Yacht Club's (LSYC) regatta has been eliminated from the CSA series? Too bad. Any word as to why? I know attendance last year was down, but if you look at the past 5- 10 years it was growing... RIP LSYC Sailboat Racing...?