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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 Jim, will do.
  2. . J70 169, owned by John Heaton. John Poast called in with a medical emergency. A stroke was mentioned. Have no other details as to who was affected and what has happened since. Positive vibes have been sent to all on the boat.
  3. Skidmarks will be doing the Bi-State. Lou and I will be celebrating our birthday that weekend so everybody will have to stop by and bring each of us a drink. Happy Birthday dudes! We'll be racing in Annapolis on the Mumm. Yeah!
  4. "Interesting" forecast: .thursday...northeast winds 10 to 20 kt increasing to 15 to 25 kt in the afternoon. chance of waterspouts. chance of showers and thunderstorms. waves building to 3 to 6 ft in the afternoon. .thursday night...northeast winds 15 to 25 kt increasing to 30 kt late. chance of waterspouts. chance of showers and thunderstorms. waves building to 5 to 8 ft. .friday...northeast winds to 30 kt. waves 5 to 8 ft. .saturday...north winds 10 to 15 kt. waves subsiding to 2 to 4 ft.
  5. Yes, a big bang. Who be the hitter and the hittee?
  6. That was a fun 32 minutes of racing yesterday!
  7. Nice find Oshitsky...stealing it and posting on FB. "Definitely more ass than class". Dybas and I are heading to the Pier. Hopefully CMRC will get some races off if the wind cooperates. A wee bit too much at the moment.
  8. Anybody want to chime in on this one? There is a pic on Grinder's Facebook page, but that would ruin all the fun.
  9. MSG, have always liked your 'tude. Sending positive vibes from Chi-town!
  10. Anyone know where the finish line is for the Bi-state?
  11. JD does not have the Vangaurd anymore. He does have a Musto drysuit if you think it would fit. And promise to not to pee in it.
  12. Pontiac Lodge We've stayed here the last 2 years. Nothing fancy but clean and the staff is super friendly.
  13. Good luck!!
  14. Where is there a breakwall 2 miles out? From the Trib this morning: Two men and two girls were rescued from Lake Michigan late Thursday after their speed boat hit a breakwall about 2 miles out and they were all thrown into the water, authorities said. After hitting the breakwall about 10:15 p.m., the boat flipped over and capsized. Two men and the children, ages 10 and 12, were thrown in the water, according to Chicago police. All were wearing life vests. The accident happened about 2 miles offshore from approximately Chicago Avenue. One of the boaters placed a distress call and the Chicago Police Marine Unit responded as well as a Chicago Fire Department helicopter. Marine Unit officers rescued all four people and took them to Monroe Harbor. The men were treated by waiting paramedics and released on the scene, and the girls were taken to Children's Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
  15. We decided that when you've completed 13 races to Waukegan you become a raccoon. Kinda like a goat but with much less dignity and self respect. If you remember Mathons you are automatically inducted. We will celebrate all raccoons next year up there. We had a lot of time to kill on the foggy motor back yesterday, can ya tell? I've eaten there. John cooked there. Dos mas raccoons.