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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'm no expert, but if you got X-ray, there are some new techniques to plate fractured ribs that some thoracic and trauma surgeons do. Might speed up recovery. Has to be lateral or lower rib fractures.
  2. How do you hide a dollar bill from an internist? Put it under the dressings. How do you hide a dollar bill from an orthopedic surgeon? Put it in the chart. How do you hide a dollar bill from a plastic surgeon? You can't hide a dollar bill from a plastic surgeon. How do you hide a dollar bill from a general surgeon? Tape it to his kid's forehead.
  3. Pay her off in Chipolte stock. That will teach her.
  4. I did call, recently. He is serious and firm about that price, "What with the quarter ton revival going on in England, it is valuable. Look at the prices they are asking there." I didn't bother arranging to see the boat.
  5. With this dire prediction for snow this weekend, maybe I'm a dreamer, probably more of a cheap ass, but was thinking what is the smallest/cheapest boat you'd do a race to Mackinac? I know there is a minimum LOA, and this is a several day exercise, but not all boats are created equal for living with 5 of your closest friends for the time. Old IOR half tonner, something a little newer/faster/bigger?
  6. I lusted after Afternoon Delight. Sad end.
  7. At least for our house, they said to take a video of everything, in case it was lost/damaged by storm so you would have proof for insurance claim.
  8. "If you are in control, you're not going fast enough" Parnelli Jones.
  9. Seen on wall at San Francisco embarcadero, of course in chalk: "Chalk is cheap"
  10. We lived through hurricane Ike in Galveston, 2008. Previously was considering natural gas powered back up generac unit. After that storm with salt water covering everything, they wouldn't turn back on the natural gas until all at risk pipes had been replaced. Well after the power was back on, as a consideration for type of system you might want. If I were doing it today, even in Chicago, I'd be looking for a solar system you could use every day, maybe even get some local tax/energy credits. For short term, even tesla "Power wall" www.teslamotors.com/powerwall
  11. Tadich Grill in the financial district. www.tadichgril.com Very old San Francisco, over the top service. To serve there it seemed like your grand father had to retire so your father could move from busboy to waiter and you could get out of the kitchen washing dishes. California's oldest restaurant, no reservations. Worth it.
  12. Nice looking boat. Rudder looks a bit small, mind... Rudder is turned and viewing on end from posterior, with partial skeg. you can see a little of root length along bottom of hull.
  13. 80 ft, cold molded Christine lived in Marina del Rey. Beautiful Boat. I did not realize it was a Carter Design, it was always attributed to the owner/builder to my memory. Looking at this thread it is impressive how many beautiful boats across how many years Mr Carter has had a hand in designing. Even the more modern North American 40 that I had the pleasure of sailing upon and maintaining back in my youth some 30 years ago.
  14. What am I missing? I'm recent to Chicago, interested in mostly sailing with my two kids (age 14 and 10). Found a small keelboat that is ramp launchable I was considering buying, but on the occasional time I race, would obviously be racing PHRF (Sorry, I know) but the rating is ~222. When I look at scratch sheets/entries/results, I don't see anything close to this racing in Chicago beer can oranything else for that matter. Is there one of the clubs that focuses on this segment of the fleet? I'm sure it would not be popular racing against a 35 foot 174sec/mi. boat as the nearest competition. Any suggestions? Thanks
  15. What a great day to live in Chicago. Burke's Bacon Bar. Everything on the menu includes bacon (except the vegetarian, where bacon can be added for a price) http://www.burkesbaconbar.com/img/JCHI_BurkesBaconBar_Menu.pdf