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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 think is more a factor of the Old boys are getting older and toning down the racing and the younger generation (25-40) don't have the disposable income our parents had at that age. Couple that with the fact that the boats most of us can afford either are not recognized by PHRF-LE (just an observation don't want to start that shit again) or aren't competitive due to the disparity in fleet splits (a factor of over all attendance). Who on a T-10 wants to race most weeks against a melges 32?. We really need to get out of the mind set of bigger faster pricier = better especially in CLE. I'd love to see a group of 25-40 somethings (my age group) get together and decide to buy a bunch of affordable boats that all race against each other like our parents did with lightnings and thistles back in the 60s and 70s. Just my pennies
  2. Anybody know who else?
  3. Hope the Overkill gang can make it. If they don't I will be there
  4. Looks like it should be a good time
  5. Dont you know LE sailors hibernate in the winter too damn cold Or move to their vacation homes in EVL
  6. Don't Know about the 101, it depends if the family is in town they were discussing it yesterday. I personally am out unfortunately
  7. BUMP How many boats are coming?
  8. Which ever holds more liquid volume
  9. Rum and Flags no one needs another pickle dish. At least you can drink the rum mmmmmm Rum AHHHHHHHH!
  10. Lopsided beat 7-12kts There have definitely been much much worse
  11. Anybody actually seen results? Went to dinner be fore awards and they weren't posted at MHYC as of 1pm sunday.
  12. Speaking of fun old races anybody remember the Firecracker race??
  13. Nice, as much as the W-L proponents bitch the alphabet soup the thursday and friday of CRW can be a lot of fun
  14. Totally agree I like W-L courses and a few distance races all mixed up. Just wondering why here in Cleveland there are essentially 4 clubs with racing programs within a 7-8 NM radius that cant get together and have a combined program for "beer can races" and then allow each club to host a regatta/event (or more than one) throughout the season. This would foster some communication amongst the clubs and help develop a season calendar while keeping the overhead costs down since there would be no need for 3 sets of fixed marks. As I understand it this is how it is done in other parts of the country
  15. Sure perhaps at CYC. If you look in past years I bet there were close to as many boats from other clubs who came to do the race as there were participants from CYC. I did the Mills race for the first time in 20+ years of sailing on LE and it was staggering the number sponsors literature and info put out about the race. Multiple courses pre and post parties... It brings boats from detroit to erie. If you want 75 boats to do a race like that that is what you have to do. Otherwise this is what happens. As for the Q on the schedule that's just an other throwout for those who just don't want to do it, I personally don't think that way but it is a sad fact. It has been publicized -- here, via emails, via personal phone calls, via the CSA website, via text messaging, via the CYC schedule which has been posted since end of April. The race has been run for 83 years... it's amazing how things just tend to creep up on people and when the time comes (too late) everyone all of a sudden has an opinion. Where were these opinions when there was a tabled discussion last fall at CYC? This spring? In the survey that I sent, directly, to everyone at our club, made publicly available to everyone else, and received a total of (3) responses? Stop pointing fingers that this was "not advertised." If you had "multiple people over the past month" asking you about the race, why was I not contacted? I don't need the rude and offensive emails, phone conversations, etc from the very few that DID sign up, pointing the blame on myself... that most certainly solves the issue doesn't it? The distance race was cancelled because it is impossible to justify what all had been planned for a mere 4-5 boats. It will be scheduled for next year -- in April -- like it always has been. If people want to wake up now and actually decide more than a day in advance if they're attending, perhaps an even better party/race/schedule can be arranged for all. Hard to throw an event when there are no RSVPs, don't you think? Thanks. FYI I did what I could and gave them your contact info and the info I had at the time. I do understand if the club as a whole won't support the event by participating there is not much the person charged with organizing it can do.