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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. not according to "back to the future"... part III specifically. maybe they moved from Hill Valley to SF? Now the actual story... http://brandlaw.org/2010/03/in-memoriam-frisbee-inventor-fred-morrison/
  2. Playing frisbee myself it is clearly the game to play in San Francisco where the game is believed to come from. For lack of teams over here I prefer to play free style at escarpments at sea shores on days with sea breeze or just on sunny and hot days. Ultimate is kind of like American Football and produces bruises in places you might not expect. You might get in trouble with your girl when she found them on you. The bruises may look like scratches made by a woman and so you better play it full on to acquire bumps that are obvious ;)/>
  3. Kevin Hall graduated with degrees in French literature and math, right? So he can solve complex equations with a surly manner? :P/> Nope. He can possibly solve complex boat, people and priorities equasions in a surly manner.
  4. Kevin Hall graduated with degrees in French literature and math, right?
  5. Yes it can
  6. You ARE damn quick fellas.
  7. ^ a few knots plus BS by two ; )
  8. Yes, the public hydraulics part was beyond me indeed
  9. Artemis' main design team was previously busy in the VOR and AC monohalls. Now they are readjusting to a new world - new platform, new rig system, new electronics and that adds up to a new environment on the whole and doing so they are pretty much doing it their own way... Like some famous designer said - a design's working hours are spent mostly in routine considerations and calculations... But the Dogzillinas wouldn't have had a wing without a pressure from the outside the camps for the ultimate effort either. And huh, were they being nervous that famous autumn! Suddenly it was some unidentified force, supposedly a lower life, that was pushing them farther towards that insight in a more determined way they thouhgt was necessary themselves. It is funny you are discussing which pole is attached to which beam at this stage of efforts (O.K. it is a game of give and take). On the other hand the foiling solutions are showing how new this is, how tricky and playfull and how astonishingly simple, well, geometrically so at least. Isn't it? I can remember some futuristic pictures in the eighties that showed huge foiling machines with long-long counter-balancing outside beams! How obsolete and elitic they would look now! Amazing how democratic and mind-straightening the actual development has been (e.g. the Moth). Actually I started off to make a different point but eventually it turned out to be about how democratic and consequently patent free it has become or has always been!!! Mind I am writing on a smart phone But back to Artemis. It is exciting to have that third team to keep our eyes in motion like watching two tennis games at the same time! Isn't it?