• Announcements

    • UnderDawg

      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.

the other mongo

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About the other mongo

  • Rank

Contact Methods

  • ICQ
  • Yahoo

Profile Information

  • Location
  1. All this free marketing for sailmakers
  2. Your 30 something friends cant socialize with people older than them? Sound socially inept... A 30 something may be capable of socializing with his or her grandparents and their friends but may just choose not to do so on a regular basis. My crew ranges in age from 16-75, roughly 14 people in the pool (most in their 20s or 40s) and we have a pretty good time on a bi-weekly+ basis. But if it is so hard for 30 somethings because they do not want to be exposed to someone 10 years older than them, then buy a boat and staff it with 30 somethings... Quite frankly, I don't want 30 somethings on my boat because they tend to have families and wives and a delusion that they should be doing something "more interesting" and become flakes. The best crew is HOT CHICKS 22-27 and then SOON TO BE DIVORCED GUYS 40+ if you want people to show up. Fixed it.
  3. True, all of it.
  4. Ritchie Geoghan's work is equivalent to Waterline. For what it's worth, several years ago I looked into redoing the bottom on a J24 and got a quote from Torreson's over in Muskegon. It was pretty good, a fair bit less than Waterline System's standard quote for J24 bottom rebuild. We never did do the work, we sold the boat. I had taken a bog boat over there for some mid-season keel work the year before and they did a knock out job for about 1/3rd what the owner was thinking it was going to cost. I would consider getting a quote from them.
  5. Is Condor doing it?
  6. Hey I'm a coming first week of December to spend about 10 days in your beautiful city. Anybody need crew for racing or cruising any day from December 2 through December 10? Brendan
  7. I picked a bad year to give up coke on the Mac race.
  8. I've used fedex/ups a couple of times to ship a bag to my hotel. It cost around $30 when I did it. The packages are delivered to their shore-side office and then ferried onto the island by the hotel staff, so you need to account for an extra day to make sure it gets on the island at the actual hotel. I think I shipped them on about Tuesday before the race. It's a very civilized way to make sure your bag is at your hotel when you arrive, no tracking down where your friend's buddy's girlfriend who drove up with 8 bags is on the island and where the bag ended up. I did that until I got married and then WifeEx delivered my gear.
  9. I think that as long as there's enough wind for planing, these guys are gonna have their funnest stop in the series. Given the influence of the buildings and the just overall shiftiness of sailing in Chicago, it'll probably be some of the wildest lead changing, worst to first to last, racing they'll experience. They're probably gonna be just laughing at each other and shrugging their shoulders all the way to the dock. It has the makings for epic wackiness. Brendan
  10. Did that work for you when posted it on Grindr? NTTIAWWT
  11. I know a J30 for sale, with a trailer.
  12. Blubs, was he a dinghy sailor or just a big boat kinda guy? How well did he trim a headsail? Was he circumsized?
  13. All this verbal masturbating started with a gripe about some 18% charge getting added to some guys lunch after attending some free seminar at Chicago Yacht Club. How did it end up about who does the better volunteering and how to smoke cigarettes like some old timey Dickens character? So yes on a couple CnC 30s but nothing on VX Ones?
  14. It's not just this thread, all of SA is a wasteland. What is "bloviate"? Any VX Ones in town? Coming to town? It's not just this thread, all of SA is a wasteland. What is "bloviate"? Any VX Ones in town? Coming to town?
  15. This was amusing now it's annoying. If an out of town boat comes in for both the Colors regatta and the NOODS, 2 weeks later (with ACWS the weekend in between), is a good option for keeping the boat in Chic ago to motor down to skyway yacht works and just get hauled for about 9 days? Thus avoiding the congestion (and possible lack of slips) during the ACWS?