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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. How can one keep them out of the flaked main under the sail cover? Little bitches are driving me nuts.
  2. A number of friends have tried Sleep Number, and have had complaints ranging from mechanical issues to the big one of a hard ridge down the middle of the bed where the two mattresses meet. We just spent a lot of time researching and looking at new mattresses, and ended up buying a Saatva "luxury firm" king. After 4 months, we absolutely love it. Soft enough and gives in all the right places, and firm enough for me. Right amount of "bounce" for the fun times as well. www.saatvamattress.com
  3. Maybe one day, if I ever get decent, a semi-hollow electric or a nice steel string acoustic. I'm good for a while though. The ones you mentioned are nice, though.
  4. Wife gave me a nylon stringed acoustic/electric Breedlove for Christmas, and I'm stumbling through. Having fun, but it's hard putting my classical music training from years ago aside to learn to play from tabs and improvise. I picked up the book, "Guitar Scales in Context" by Joseph Alexander off Amazon. My instructor is impressed by the book so it may be worth looking into. Goes into all the different modes. And from it I can agree with Raked about the minor pentagon is. Oh, and within a month or so of starting, I picked up an Epi Les Paul. Let the addiction begin!
  5. Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick. Bought in '73. Still have it along with every album I've ever owned.
  6. Thanks. The smile cost us.
  7. Thanks guys!
  8. That is a problem. I have the same issue.
  9. Hey folks, haven't been on here in a while. Life has gotten in the way of online forums, it seems. But, can you do a me a solid and sign an online petition? There was a girl murdered at the University of Texas this week. The girl was a close friend and classmate of one of my daughter's close sorority sisters. After she was killed, she was dumped into a creek behind the dorm my daughter lived in last year. Being one who believes she can change her little slice of the world, my daughter Amanda started a change.org petition yesterday to get more emergency telephones installed on the campus and the "West U" area where a lot of students live. I would appreciate it if you all would sign it: https://www.change.org/p/university-...ar-ut-s-campus It costs nothing and might just do some good. Thanks.
  10. Anybody have any experience with these things, such as the one made by NRG Marine: http://www.pyiinc.com/sonihull/ Recent article caught my eye, and it seems like it may be a good idea if it works. A bit spendy though. Of course, we're in warm, fresh water year round.
  11. Happened to a friend a couple of years ago. She had to have abdominal surgery, and had some real problems when the wire perforated her abdomen.
  12. Bye bye warranty. Not always true! It can be removed. Yes I got the R!! Not true on removal. VAG has programmed the ecu to flag any ecu modification, and that flag cannot be reversed or removed by removing the tune. Google TD1 and Volkswagon or Audi: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5635710-TD1-warranty-flag I know of people who removed the tune before a dealer visit for warranty work, and found themselves without a warranty because of the TD1 flag.
  13. Bye bye warranty.
  14. Congrats!
  15. Dave, I hope you jumped on that car. It's going to be a hell of a ride. The naysayers are all Subbie fans, worried about gas mileage, or other too practical things, all while missing a hell of a lot of fun. I'm currently driving a 450hp Audi RS5 that is a kick in the ass to drive. Who cares if one day it has to go in for a repair.