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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. I have a 7.9 good little boat.
  2. I have Tim Driskell's S2 Frequent Flyer 465.I remember Tim had one of the elliptical rudders on her.Do you know who got that one?
  3. Bumps was the Man!! I enjoyed racing against him and with him.
  4. I'll grant you that there was more aggressive driving Sat afternoon than was wise in an endurance race. You are going to have multiple full course cautions to close back up so a 0.5 sec advantage gained with a high risk maneuver can ruin your day. Still somewhat amused by the radio discussions and behaviors between the pit wall and Andy Meyrick. The conversation on spinning the rears while jacked seemed pretty accusatory and the post shunt calls were not the sign of a pit box and driver on the same team. Notwithstanding the shunt, I think less of that team structure after hearing that BS. BOP? Well, it's not a full blown "buy a championship" like F-1. Anytime you have a mandate to level performance between manufacturers, somebody is going to try to sandbag performance in practice. Look at eh times in the "Roar" this year. Nobody showed their form. Face it, teams don't have the funding to play an arms race and you need cars on the grid to have a race. Fans are not going to pay to watch one team run away every race. Look at the decline of F-1. RBR for 3 years, big rule change and now Mercedes running away. In the meantime, attendance and viewers drop. Any PHS style system is subject to the same issues. Come up with a better way to race Vettes, Lambos, Porsche, BMW, Astons, Audis and the rest on a relatively level playing field and maybe folks will flock to your series. I like Daytona, probably because my first attendance at an endurance race was the third Daytona 24 in 1968 where I watched the 907s finish 1,2,3. If I'm in that region, I always try to attend. TA and PWC. Good for participants at a lower cost than IMSA but a long way to go to be viable. Well said!!
  5. You are High!!!!!!!Stick to auto crossing.
  6. Battlewagon Pearson 37 Mumm 36
  7. I did not know her,but a friend of sailing is a friend of mine.I am sorry to hear cancer took some one else.I have her calendar and will all ways have it up in my garage.Sea you on the other side Mainsheet Girl
  8. Jessica Alba
  9. I am really sorry to rain on anyones new boat release, BUT I Have to say that any GOOD FRIENDS DON'T LET THEIR GOOD FRIENDS SAIL ON J BOATS, SORRY, But just had to go there!Again!!!!!!
  10. Bump Bump
  11. Saved!
  12. now that's one sexy ass! :-) /
  13. now that's one sexy ass! :-) !
  14. AGAIN