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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. Doing great in the Pacific NW. 3 just had a Division in the Oregon Offshore (with some good finishes in another downwind run), 7 are doing the Swiftsure Race, ~15 expected at Whidbey Island Race Week, and lots of events up in Seattle with 8-10+. Four now in Stumptown (Portland) which is fun.
  2. Well one of us has to drive the truck/trailer... Great thread
  3. We hauled the boat up out of Portland, quick stop Prix it up, but the end goal was to take part in this one. Looking forward to it!
  4. Bummed that we are out of phase with the Stumptown boats doing PacCup. Good luck on that! Helped that we trailered back down from up North to Oakland. Glad we didn't miss that year!
  5. Excellent!
  6. I don't see a thread, or any comments about 2015, so pulled this one back up. 2016 is the 40th running of the Oregon Offshore. Who's in? Soup took a break in '15, but planning on joining in the fun again this year.
  7. Gentlemen don't sail upwind... J24 - flame away! Tough to beat to the top mark, or to the bottom.
  8. Funny. Nice to have the J24 back out this year after a few in the barn. Tight/tough one-design racing in the evening breeze that typically comes up, Thursday nights on the river are tough to beat.
  9. Like the vid Fiasco. Was the fastest Swiftsure I've ever been a part of, even when we doing it on a much faster boat. Sure makes for a fun weekend by getting their early (arrived Thursday), and finishing with enough time to play after. Amazing hospitality as always.
  10. Yup, definitely some unique, challenging, record breaking conditions this year. At one point we were about to wipe out and a wave came from a different angle and slapped the bow back down and on track. Lots of bow stuffing, but also some fun prolonged surfs. Posted some snippets a bit ago, here's a bit longer one with some add'l wipeout footage that might fire up the J/105 blasters? Agree with Deadbeat, lots of less interesting footage, but why not show the good stuff. https://vimeo.com/95285479
  11. They are doing a great job with lots of commentary, links, etc. at the blog for the race at oregonoffshore.org.
  12. Some snips from the J/105. Beginning is just after the start, then a decent boom in the water moment, followed by what most of the next 17 hours looked like.
  13. Good to see the thread, what an epic Oregon Offshore. We were all crossing our fingers that the forecast would hold, and it sure did... Almost all under spinnaker, with just a few hours of jib time coming off the coast near Umatilla reef as the wind switched from SE to the predicted Westerly in time for the run down the straights. Thanks for the nice words, we were blown away about what we were seeing out of the J/105, was just lit up.
  14. The J24 dream of the 90's is alive and well in Portlandia. Affordable boat that makes sense to race in a limited space venue.