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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. I'll take the president's recommendations on spending seriously when I see what he CONTRIBUTED to the general fund and releases his tax returns.
  2. well, to be accurate it's more correctly "Less than TWENTY years ago..."
  3. Ah...100 years ?....didn't 'the troubles" get about 2,000 people killed 1968-1998 ? How about that time they lobbed some mortar rounds at 10 Downing St ?
  4. Typical 1.3 mile windward-leeward racecourse set with the windward mark about a half-mile of Ala Moana park: Windward mark in 100', start/finish line 1/3 mile to leeward (pretty much straight offshore) in 200 feet, Leeward mark a mile from that, in 7-800 feet. When we race the 'round Rabbit Island race, the shoal-est we dare tread is the 3-fathom line, and everybody is uneasy in water that skinny.
  5. Yes, in the remote, barely-inhabited wilderness that was....Pueblo de Los Angeles...
  6. I can recall working on prepping the foredeck (so, it's slick) of an IOR 50 footer in the boatyard with all of the pulpits and lifelines off - about 12+ feet up (draft 7' + blocking and freeboard) and there was a boatshed about 10 feet away from us with a drop curtain over the open side facing us, that was billowing slightly, JUST in the edges of your 'head-down' field of vision when working with sanders on the deck. about the Worst Vertigo Inducer Ever. No, you don't want to be MOB over pavement.
  7. The under-appreciated aspect of this outrage is that if a Democrat were in the white house, every screaming head on the right side of the media would be frothing that our citizens were under attack and our very sovereignty was in the balance and The President was doing NOTHINIG. But, as it is....( crickets )
  8. Oh, Government Housing....yea - that's funny - because they are black, see. No, you're not at all racist...why DO folks keep thinking that ?
  9. Countless hours of high-speed excellence at the top of the sport, and done in by an inattentive driver. Feeling kicked in the gut. Saw him battle for a hard-fought 2nd (behind Rossi) at Mugello in '06.
  10. Won't matter if she's not on her feet, is all I'm sayin'...
  11. He IS running things like a business, unfortunately he is running it like one of HIS businesses - like Trump University...I wonder where the bill for the bankruptcy goes to now ? As for Pence, him TWICE saying that "Well this is the first I've heard of it." regarding Flynn, when it's known for a FACT he knew weeks earlier, well - that doesn't help.
  12. Still no change in status from Italy - critical condition, medically induced coma, severe head, &chest injuries, broken femur, pelvis...goddammit. MotoGP circus is at Lemans, lots of old friends and competitors expressing their best wishes for him at the presser.
  13. Not unlike EMERAUDE - one of the last Maxis built ( right before Matador2 ) - that is here in Honolulu. Owners previously had a NM56 named Learjet that was within their capabilities, but the massive replacement just sits - haven't seen it out in a very long time and it only used a # 4 jib alone back when they DID sail it - just totally and utterly so overkill for taking folks for a ride that it's not funny, and now is in a sad general state of disrepair. Maxi boats aren't for the faint of heart - they are a HUGE investment in time, effort, organization, labor and funds, and getting it wrong can be very bad.
  14. Yeah, same age as me ! But, over half his life lived in Lead Singer years - those have to pack quite a bit in, I bet.