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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. Thanks Mark and Rule 69, track last night was looking favorable. Now more so. Sure we'll see you again this year. Back to turning off SA.
  2. 11 am sat pic shows a step to the left, and we want a jump to the right. Standing by for the 2pm and 5pm.
  3. Mark and Rule 69, thanks for the updates. We will be closely watching the track here until the power goes off. Then we won't need to track it......
  4. There's a bit in the Carribean Thread. I would be off the mooring balls because likely there will be something from the south.
  5. Just looked at the animation after the 8am. Seems that once again the moisture is getting trapped on the eastern side of the Big Island. The Low has dissipated and weakened. Some of the Low and the moisture will continue on their own. The visual center of the storm does seem to have shifted south a bit and the Low has elongated north- south. Not the first storm that got shredded by the Big Island, and vice versa. Now will Lester catch up and harvest the moisture? Or just have a rear end collision? Still will be a) watching closely, and battening down just in case something weird happens and something spools back up.
  6. You'll definitely want to batten down. We're watching it to see how hard to batten down. I'm leaning toward Maddy going north. The animation with the five pm GOES indicates that being the trend. However, place your bets boys and girls because while the topography of the Big Island can affect the Tropical Storms we've been getting, this is a lot more energy . Curious to see what the 8pm shows. Good luck over there.
  7. Mark, Any thoughts on Madeline and her brother? Looks like they're sliding down about the same track. Thanks.
  8. The 371 is basically an IOR race boat hull of the era with a higher center of gravity due to the less extreme rig, teak decks, and accommodations. Seems it would roll nicely.
  9. Did he not run her Senate campaign? Did Bill Clinton not swear him in as Mayor of NYC? These people are joined at the hip. This is about making a statement....but not the one most might think. My take is that this is a calculated move. That Team Clinton specifically asked DeBlasio to hold off so that she could put herself forward as more centrist.In the long run DeBlasio will endorse her, but not until she feels comfortable that she is polling well with moderates and independents. So yea, discuss her positions all you want. However that is about as easy to pin down on what color a chameleon on acid will turn next. I agree with this view. DeBlasio's endorsement is redundant. She doesn't need or want it now. as for her position, simple like the rest of the egotistical bunch in the race. I am the only person qualified to be President. The rest is the sales pitch.
  10. You'd be a fool to want an easily overpowered, low freeboard, light little boat out out here! Naah, just need a bendy mast, oh nevermind.
  11. Synthetic. When you do return? There will be sailing whenever that is, too. Two weeks from Tuesday. Short lap of Asia. Hopefully you'll have a mellow day for sea trials. On the other hand the last day was a mellow day.
  12. In Cambridge? A SWAT team?!
  13. Lovely. Arrived before my departure but not by much. Synthetic or wire standing rigging?
  14. Love it! Thanks for the vid.
  15. No liquids in carry ons? Only 32 oz? I was going to ship a full crate through Long Beach. Now you're off to Asia? July until April wouldn't have worked? I was hoping that you'd come down with measures and lasers to get the stick in column. Now what do we do? I know, we'll do it the Greek way. We'll measure the mast's shadow each day at the same time, accounting for length of the day. If we find that the circumference of the earth is more on one side than the other, we'll lean it a bit in the opposite direction until it comes out even. Then we'll go home and eat Pi. Wait, that's completely irrational. We'll just send a barometer to the top of the mast on both sides and note the difference in air pressure. Easier yet: we'll take a thermometer, give it to Ty, and say. "Ty, you may keep this thermometer if you put the mast up straight." Or we could do it the Aussie way. Look up the slot and say, "Eayyah, seems fair mate. Let's go sailing." I'll bring my hammer. No worries, she'll be right. What's the wager I'll be back from my lap before the mast has landed in Honolulu intact? Might be Easter Sunday, if it makes the Wednesday ship. The importer thinks its got a good shot. But with my luck.... Standing by, but not idly.