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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. Yup!
  2. Sailingone, When I saw the Ranger 8.5, War Hawk in your post I just had to respond. Raced against that boat for a number of years. It disappeared and I heard it was in pretty bad shape. I wondered what happened to it. Happy to hear it found a new home up in Canada. Sounds like you've done well with it. Congrats on your "new" boat! sounds like a good find! Moe
  3. Another boat quite a ways ahead....
  4. Kinda miss not being there. It's always exciting the day before the race in Victoria and this year has a good crowd with 204 boats registered. I have friends racing on several courses so I'll be keeping an eye on the tracker. It's good to see the four TP 52s on the Hein Bank course. Hope everyone has a good race!
  5. The question is which sport draws the most kids and parent support? Lost several good crew as they did their soccer duty. Moe
  6. .......always impressed with the hospitality of OYC/SSSS! Great prefunction! Well run race! Moe
  7. Bob, That actually was the Tacoma Vashon. I do feel badly that Duwamish Head has had weather issues the last three years. It's a race I've done many times and I do enjoy the course. You really can't do anything about the weather. Two years ago it was called because of too much wind, last year there was no wind and this year the wind was light and finished with a controversial call. Was it right....wrong..don't know. Regardless, God willing, I'll be back next year. I like the Southern Sound Series. Next month I plan on going to Olympia and doing the Toliva Shoal Race. A number of my friends have abandoned this race over the years for various reasons. Today it's probably the best run distance race in the sound with the best hospitality. My crew and I are looking forward to fun weekend! Moe
  8. I'm one of those wondering why the race was abandoned. We were near Alki when we heard the announcement and were moving fine. I talked with some people at the post function and they said the race was going to be shortened at Duwamish Head. The committee boat set up in Elliot Bay and as the IRC boats came around Alki they got stalled with no air. They said that the committee was monitoring the weather and felt there was no way to get the fleet finished. I've been on race committees before and these are tough calls but with that said, I think you have to do everything you can do to get a race in. I think I would have given it a little more time. It was a nice day on the water though. Moe
  9. In todays world there are lot's of options. Personlly, for a newby I like to point them to some instruction videos. Some of the ones I like are from ASA. Take a look. Moe
  10. Got a couple of good races in and got blown off the course at about 2:00 with gusts to 40. http://www.cycseattle.org/racing/results-and-registrants/ Moe
  11. ASA sailing videos pretty much covers everything a beginner needs to know. Then, lots of time on the water with a cold beer when you're done.
  12. Thank god for rich guys who want to set records!