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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. Going to be your next one-way ride Alan ? Dr. Pete is still enjoying Ankle Biter
  2. Yeah, Sail2, that is what I meant - if given the 1st place loot, could you REALLY look at it with any pride knowing that it was 'won' on an utterly crap technicality ? It would sit on the mantle and MOCK whoever beheld it.
  3. No French Toast...
  4. That "First place" award must feel pretty empty when you only have it because the fast guys have a certificate from the next zip code over.
  5. Thanks, I see that now. They'd almost be the seams/caulk lines. My eye must run to the basic, 2-dimensional. I perceive the 'topographical' images much more readily. Always liked the shared bow/stern views too, not sure why. Yes, the two designs - that if you saw in the water in profile most would have a hard time distinguishing, are quite different - do you think the newer, more-developed shape gives anything up for her (likely) improved pace ? Oh, and - have a great weekend !
  6. That's neat, Bob. I learn a lot more about the shape by being able to see the variance between them. Thanks. Dumb question time: What the bottom half of the boat-view in the lower left corner ? I'm pretty the top section in the "fishes' eye view" of the hull from below, but I can't figure out what the other one is.
  7. The strangest part of the story to me is that there IS a separate San Diego rating certificate - it was in Southern California when I last saw it ! The first thing every race committee is supposed to "get" is that we are ALL doing this for the FUN of it. When the Fun stops, the sport Dies. Nice work, boys.
  8. WWJA Who Would Jesus Assault ?
  9. The Republicans will be VERY upset that this has leaked out. That sort of thing must be stopped !
  10. Nothing to see here. Keep moving along now. Show's over. Besides, Obama.
  11. " It's too crowded, nobody goes there anymore. "
  12. You guys have knife-wheeled chariot races at your regattas ? Sweet !
  13. what, exactly would the person recording this be sued for ?
  14. I like how you guys never miss an opportunity to take a shot at Clean ! On one hand he's irrelevant, on the other his criticism of the event killed it - either he's far more influential than you'll ever admit, or you are blaming the cheerleaders for the team's drubbing. Key West, and the Heydays of the SORC went on the slide when folks changed how they raced.
  15. Yeah, for every success story - like this year's rising program from Keehi, the Ranger 33 Knot Right ( a real blue-collar racing program) there are two tales like the guy that couldn't handle a 44 footer program so he got a TP52, or the guy that had great sailing on a 40-foot racer-cruiser and went up to a full-race 46...and is out of racing 3 years later. We've seen it how many times ? I swear, the first thing I do when someone tells me they want to buy a boat is to lop off 10 feet from whatever they are dreaming of