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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.

Hank Chinaski

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  1. A long time ago, a co-worker was chuckling about an article boosting Ducks Unlimited for their conservation efforts, because, of course, the reason they want a lot of ducks is to be able to out and hunt them. In my yacht club, it was the fishermen who worked with the state on Long Island Sound ecological issues. It is a bit of a paradox, but I see nothing wrong with wanting to ensure a supply of critters so you can harvest them and eat them. As long as you maintain a balance, it is a win-win situation. Much good has been done in the name of hunting and fishing. Killing an animal to eat it is okay, killing it to hang it on your wall is not. I also think catch and release is wrong... torturing an animal for the thrill of the catch.
  2. Alex said that he was able to retract the stub so the break must have been outboard of the hull. Seems odd it didn't break at the hull unless there was a weak point.
  3. Hank Chinaski 26516.6 4361 75d14h14m What a blast, thanks everybody.
  4. If the sail unfurls it will most likely just luff until it tears itself to shreds but if the sheet catches on something and the sail fills.... like SloopJohnB said... dominoes.
  5. Pointy end: CHECK Bow roller: CHECK Cockpit: Ooops, someone put it on the wrong end!
  6. Gook luck Mom, we're all rooting for you.
  7. Is that outside assistance?
  8. Expensive night in the no wind zone... lost 2500+... shit. Now I'm looking at a lot more transoms.
  9. The Land Rover Route Suggestion wants me to use a new navigational tool... the expanded compass. It may require me to go stealth...
  10. He managed to get the broken stub out a bit ago. After hearing the months of time it took for the AC boats to make or repair foils I doubt AT has the materials or working conditions necessary to do the job. Nice try but doesn't seem probable.
  11. Lost 3000 places last night. I hope Zezo is setting me up for big gains later today!
  12. Somebody needs to tell Alex to "get out the way bitch, get out the way", the peloton is coming through.
  13. You have to choose the correct lane and not drive on the shoulder!!
  14. Hard to gain any places when the peloton is running the red line at 99°. The fun will start when we take a left at the Horn.
  15. And let's not forget he is currently in 2nd place just half a day sailing behind the leader. He can't please some people. Sails too fast - he's reckless. Looks after his boat and maximises coverage for sport and sponsors - he's just a showman. The campaign he has managed and pulled off including the boat design, positive comments, the 24 hour record and just how sexy HB looks... He has done an amazing job and if he finishes on the podium he deserves it. +1