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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. Hey Larry. Glad to hear about your mast and what didn't happen. We are re-doing our sheaves on our mast this fall. Standard offshore rig--two jibs inside and two spins dangling. What did you use to replace OEM? I cant remember whether you or Wild Bill (or both) replaced them recently. Many thanks, Tony
  2. Hey, its a forgone conclusion that the Lions suck, but what happened to all the smack talking Bears? Marinelli the great? How is the unemployment line, bro?
  3. And you come to this forum recently divorced and yet empty handed? You know the rules. . .
  4. Hey Baddog. You posted about getting together a little early season tuning class on the mid-west coast. Anything come of it? I got Mort all fired up for this season and we would probly make the trip across the mitten for an April wknd.
  5. I think that it is way premature to start opening the champagne, but it is clear that the Lions no longer suck.
  6. Good God, that's dredging up some ancient history--did time on Road Warrior, then Lorimar in the late 80's. I am beginning to feel like an old shit.
  7. Six of the J-39 cockpits, according to the horse's mouth.
  8. There were several wheeled J-35s: Obsession in Detroit was one. A bit o extra weight in the ass, but decent boats nontheless
  9. There was a J35 named Warlord that t-boned a santana(?) and sank it several years ago. . .I'd like to see pics of that:blink:
  10. Bzing--nice job--we had many a good times racing against the old Obsession--I think that we are in for a similar refit this fall.
  11. That would be the "crew discount."
  12. Hi Larry--we only had six on the line in 2008 (Touch of Grey was there, but had no crew and cruised out on friday). Add in the cost of the whitefish dinner and a couple hundred bucks for hookers at the Gold Front, it just got too expensive with minimal class participation. If we could have added Bozo, Hokua or you guys to the mix (as well as all of the other eastside 35's--Griffin, Gold, Snipe, Rowdy, Ragtime), it would have at least lowered the price for hookers. . . Besides, I got tired of Wild Bill or those More Cowbell guys controlling that damn blender. I'd be happy to help resurrect it, but it seems that there is substantial interest in going to Erie this year. Maybe 2011?
  13. One of the ones going upwind looks like 41744, the Usual Suspects out of Toronto. No longer sailing. As was stated earlier, they have gone to the dark side and now have a J-105 of the same name. Wow, that old kevlar is really gold.
  14. This is done deal. The previous owner took fantastic care of this boat and I consider myself lucky to have found her...now all I have to do is learn how to sail it.... Cool boat--I remember that it was never raced that hard. Did you buy it from the original owners? Good luck with the learning curve: more touches=better performance.
  15. Who just sold their J35 from Detroit to LIS? JPD in SA is looking for ground transport. . .