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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    This is kind of turning into a farce. The only thing it has going for it at this point is the continuous weather, but everything else is getting dumber and more awful. Is anyone playing the V L M game DavidNumber1 mentioned? Any thoughts on that one?
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Wow, I really hate hate hate this "cards" system. I played the prologue and it seemed ok (because apparently I lucked into getting useful cards), but in this race I've received 1 programmation card and a bunch of useless weather (I can look up weather anywhere else) and stealth (I really don't need these) cards. So I lost several thousand places today at work. I got a couple "Help" cards too, and I hoped they would be able to stand in as a sort of psuedo-programmation card or something, but for some reason it tried to route me back to the east. Well, I don't want a route through the canal. So that wasn't a lot of "help." Great user experience.
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    I made it. For the record. But I pee'd a little.
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    How close can you cut it before the pucker sets in? At some zoom levels I get the /!\ symbol. I don't wan't to pull a Vestas; too close?
  5. VOR 2017-18

    Can I use this?
  6. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Ah, that makes sense regarding the waypoint / programmation near land. I was thinking you could achieve the same result with programmation cards set to hold heading, but they are set to a time, not a location. So if the wind picks up or something while I'm away I may overshoot (or undershoot) and bonk land, whereas with a waypoint card it will make the maneuver at the set location (but might be trying to head dead to windward or something if the wind shifts). Gotcha! Thanks, Mom!
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    You lot seem to know what you're doing. Is there any functional use to the waypoint card?
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    The point wasn't that he doesn't get scared. It was that he won't get scared enough to learn to sail, provision, maintain, plan ahead etc. until he's in a situation that may not be survivable for him. He's been scared by all those things you list, sure, but he still didn't learn a damn thing. When he does get scared enough, it will be too late.
  9. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    What sort of experience would be scary enough for him to decide he needs to learn, and still be survivable by someone with his current (and I'm using this term charitably) skillset? He's a lot of things, but one thing he is not is easily scared.
  10. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    In the US Army the stripes would denote 6 years service, and 6 months in a combat zone. They're in the wrong positions, of course. Maybe in the RImasnavy they are related to "remember i am sailing only four years ago" and however much time he's racked up drifting around.
  11. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    How many SJ24s would you say are currently sitting in the harbor somewhere? I really want him to make it into the harbor, one way or another, just to see him explain how all those other "record-breakers" got there.
  12. Team Vestas grounded

    I lost a 4ksb once. Was a serious blow the the ego, still get down thinking about it. These poor guys must be absolutely destroyed.
  13. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    So, wait. Does this mean he's been so interested in the equator because he thinks no other American boat has crossed it before? Is that the record he thinks he's out to set?
  14. Artemis?

    Looks like they caught a bit of trash on their starboard foil there at ~25 seconds. Glad it was just a bit of a trash bag or something. They (and anyone else) really really don't need to be catching anything bigger than that!