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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. 2017 DHF+ Shirts, Awards, Trophies, and discussion meeting Wed, May 24th Oakland YC 6 pm doors open for shirt pickup, cash bar, dinner available, discussion as available 7:45 Awards, Trophies 8:30 pm DHF Discussion downstairs in Regatta Room Pick up your shirts and for your friends that can't make it. Thanks! http://www.sfbama.org/2017/DHF/index.html
  2. uhhh Yesterday. See post previous to yours :-)
  3. Races results! https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T008102230
  4. BAMA DH races with skippers meeting agenda updated http://www.sfbama.org/2017/DHF/index.html Skippers meeting will feature speakers from VTS and SF Bar Pilots and a live fire DSC demo Watch video http://www.pressure-drop.us/forums/content.php?4288-DSC-Calling-Who-s-Gonna-Answer Great response and promising forecast so late fees reduced today- see current fees https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T008102230 Overview shows courses, equipment, education (both crew online free- SAS not required) http://www.sfbama.org/2017/DHF/Overview_DHF2017.pdf If you want to crew or need crew- post free ad on www.sfbama.org Enter any race directly with shorter courses shorter equipment list. Change down to a shorter course on course! Have a great and safe race!
  5. Time to start talking about the weather? Hopefully everyone has been keeping up with the readings- basic and venue. See Overview or SI For those entered and not yet approved, please update your registrations- the more complete it is, the better when we open it up to the CG for review. Skippers meeting this Wed at Oakland YC. VTS, SF Bar Piots, and Sector SF Command center DSC Demo- bring your VHF Handheld (and review owners manual!). cheers bob
  6. Entries looking good! Our 2nd best year since Low Speed Chase and we still have a week to go! https://www.jibeset.net/entrylist.php?A00=BAMA_T008102230&A01=5b339fcbf376eb535c4e9295ad279a0d&T=1489118229&SORT=bm The L38 ad this week covers it all http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/lectronicday.lasso?date=2017-03-08#Story3 The Overview covers the different course specific requirements and eligibility plus non SAS education requirements for both crew. http://www.sfbama.org/2017/DHF/Overview_DHF2017.pdf BAMA DH Races page has more info http://www.sfbama.org/2017/DHF/index.html Spread the word please! Thanks Bob Reminder of Pre-Skippers meeting Wed Feb 15th at Aeolian https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=BAMA_T008102230&DOC=X0&TYP=pdf Sweetheart discount ends soon! Entries are the best post LSC this many days before the race! Seems a drying, warming trend is upon us! http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/san-francisco-ca/94103/month/347629?view=table Sweetheart discount extended a day. Entries the highest post LSC a month ahead of the race- by a lot! Inaugural "Race to the Sea".. good course for Santana 22? Cal 20? DHBL course.jpg
  7. Reminder that the introductory fee ends Feb 27. The "Overview" in the link below has been updated to show equipment vs NCORC 2016 More info https://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/lectronicday.lasso?date=2017-02-22#Story3 Good weekend to get boat , crew prepped. Don't forget Education requirements now include "Basic Training"...best to read a little over time! Reminder of Pre-Skippers meeting Wed Feb 15th at Aeolian https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=BAMA_T008102230&DOC=X0&TYP=pdf Sweetheart discount ends soon! Entries are the best post LSC this many days before the race! Seems a drying, warming trend is upon us! http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/san-francisco-ca/94103/month/347629?view=table Sweetheart discount extended a day. Entries the highest post LSC a month ahead of the race- by a lot! Inaugural "Race to the Sea".. good course for Santana 22? Cal 20? DHBL course.jpg
  8. Good to see many of you racers Wed night. Huge thanks to Terry and Richard for the work on Shirts, Awards, Trophies and to Leo for hosting and to all the volunteers who make the DHF happen! Great response to the new format by those familiar with DHF. https://www.jibeset.net/BAMA000.php?RG=T008102230 To encourage OD entries and entries in the 3 new races DHBL "Race to the Sea", DHG7 "Race to the Bar", DHWB " Race to the Weather Buoy / LaneSplitter Race". We are extending early fee of $60 to Friday 2/17 and adding an introductory fee $65 to Sat. 2/25. The 3 new races have reduced eligibility and equipment requirements appropriate for these shorter races lowering the barrier for those wanting to explore DH ocean races. Updated "Overview" of courses, equipment, education (No SAS), eligibility at https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=BAMA_T008102230&DOC=X2&TYP=pdf Also the "Pre-Skippers meeting" had very good attendance. If you have an event at your club where a 5-10 min overview (more or less) would be of interest, let me know! Richmond? Tiburon? Santa Cruz? SF? Alameda? Cheers Bob Reminder of Pre-Skippers meeting Wed Feb 15th at Aeolian https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=BAMA_T008102230&DOC=X0&TYP=pdf Sweetheart discount ends soon! Entries are the best post LSC this many days before the race! Seems a drying, warming trend is upon us! http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/san-francisco-ca/94103/month/347629?view=table Sweetheart discount extended a day. Entries the highest post LSC a month ahead of the race- by a lot! Inaugural "Race to the Sea".. good course for Santana 22? Cal 20? DHBL course.jpg
  9. Reminder of Pre-Skippers meeting Wed Feb 15th at Aeolian https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=BAMA_T008102230&DOC=X0&TYP=pdf Sweetheart discount ends soon! Entries are the best post LSC this many days before the race! Seems a drying, warming trend is upon us! http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/san-francisco-ca/94103/month/347629?view=table Sweetheart discount extended a day. Entries the highest post LSC a month ahead of the race- by a lot! Inaugural "Race to the Sea".. good course for Santana 22? Cal 20?
  10. Reminder of Shirts, Awards, Trophies for 37th DHF 2016. Reminder of Pre-Skippers meeting for this years races Wed Feb 15th at Aeolian https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=BAMA_T008102230&DOC=X0&TYP=pdf Sweetheart discount ends soon! Entries are the best post LSC this many days before the race! Seems a drying, warming trend is upon us! http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/san-francisco-ca/94103/month/347629?view=table Reminder! Wed Feb 8th at Aeolian YC http://www.sfbama.org/2016/DHF/AwardMeeting.pdf and the shirts have arrived!
  11. Reminder of Pre-Skippers meeting Wed Feb 15th at Aeolian https://www.jibeset.net/show.php?RR=BAMA_T008102230&DOC=X0&TYP=pdf Sweetheart discount ends soon! Entries are the best post LSC this many days before the race! Seems a drying, warming trend is upon us! http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/san-francisco-ca/94103/month/347629?view=table
  12. We'll have a Pre-skippers meeting for the 38th DHF following 37th DHF awards on Feb 15th Details http://www.sfbama.org/2016/DHF/AwardMeeting.pdf Thanks!
  13. DATE CHANGE: 37th DHF 2016 Awards and Pre-Skippers Meeting 38th DHF 2017 6 pm Shirts 7 pm Trophies, Awards (and Shirts) 8 pm Pre-Skippers Meeting for 38th DHF and the 3 new races- Lane Splitter, To The Bar, To The Sea See Update today http://www.sfbama.org/2016/DHF/AwardMeeting.pdf and L38 http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/lectronicday.lasso?date=2017-02-06 Story4 News on this year DHF and the 3 new race options: L38 (Date is now Feb 15 !) http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/lectronicday.lasso?date=2017-02-03 Story4 Thanks for your patience and tolerance- it was one of those years for key volunteers. Thanks for your support! Bob Directions to Aeolian YC https://goo.gl/maps/AxTyz2axaDF2 Aeolian YC http://www.aeolianyc.org/ Reminder! Wed Feb 8th at Aeolian YC http://www.sfbama.org/2016/DHF/AwardMeeting.pdf and the shirts have arrived!
  14. oops..the 8th is also the Awards for 3BF. Considering several ways to make this work, it seems the best alternative would be to move it back a week to Wed Feb 15th -everything else the same. We will also use this as a pre-skippers meeting for the 38th DHF (and DHWB, DHG7, DHBL) race(s) on March 18th 2017. See Story http://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/lectronicday.lasso?date=2017-02-03#Story4 Any conflicts with the Wed Feb 15th date? Also curious if everyone who raced received the original announcement email from jibeset Here's the SA forum on 38th DHF March 18th, 2017 http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=180039#entry5611328 Thanks! Reminder! Wed Feb 8th at Aeolian YC http://www.sfbama.org/2016/DHF/AwardMeeting.pdf and the shirts have arrived!
  15. We have our 1st entry! 2 hrs after the registration opened!