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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Need to lively up this place.
  2. Celebrating the new forum format, or something.
  3. Not true about California, I bought lab grade Xylene just yesterday, about $10/pt. Also Goof-off and similar are available.
  4. The crew on deck appears to be holding on to the jib sheet. Maybe they could try a winch or cleat next time. Four on board and none are doing anything of much use. Conditions aren't really severe. Comments on the YouTube page are mostly nonsense.
  5. Half the SHTP 2016 was equipped with the Pelagic. Some are using just the drive, others the whole controller + drive. Steers very well on or off the wind. Can be interfaced to NMEA to steer to apparent wind. Best bang for buck bar none. I won the 2015 LongPac with mine, and placed first in Division with one (plus a backup ram I didn't use).
  6. Looking good even with clothes on.
  7. SSS is running the Great Longitudinal Pacific Race in 2017 (July 5 start). 200 nm out and back to Longitude 126' 40min W. Also, SH Farallones, Drakes Bay 1 + 2, Half Moon Bay coastal races. http://sfbaysss.org/main/racing/
  8. Oh yeah that Cal 40 -- ran aground in the sand just a few yards short of the rocks, and then was pinned there by the wind until he could get his sails down and motor off backwards. Hopefully no more damage done than the loss of some paint on the keel. There is a pic in the post here http://sfbaysss.org/main/3bf-2017-view-from-the-race-deck/
  9. Please enter finish time/data using the tool on your Registration at Jibeset. Also, we have a report that the Mull 30 "Lively Lady" was struck in a port/starboard incident by one of the 3BF fleet in Racoon Strait , identity not known. If you are the party in question, please contact the RC.
  10. CCW was the way to go. A pack of Moores led the way. Biggest parking lot ever seen out front of Berkeley, CW boats heading south. There are going to be a lot of people very unhappy that they were over early, crossing the start/finish line before their start, which is banned in the SIs. The last finisher was at around 1840. Please fill out your finish time sheets, the RC was working hard to record sail numbers and times, and taking time-stamped digital photos, but it got super busy there for a while.
  11. I always thought those letters were fake, until it happened to me. Overly intellectual article http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/03/straight-men-and-lesbian-porn/472521/ Boothy used to have a saying for this.
  12. Relevant sub-reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/BigBoobsWithFriends/
  13. Well I have some expertise on the mermaid side. And other stuff too.. I'm sure that you intend the mermaids to be topless. Don't you? And you want a pic of two human females in a pose to be adapted into a painting of two mermaids, I take it. Remember, the concept of 'nudity' does not apply to mermaids, as they are non-human. There are a ton of soft-core/glamour sites that might or might not be considered porn that could help you out. A 5-second google search found this this and this. If you need more advanced help, perhaps a prayer to Mighty Ku might work!
  14. A new illustrated edition of Moby Dick is being prepared with amazing illustrations. I'm supporting this project on Kickstarter, and will get a hardcover copy in return. The price to support is very reasonable. I thought it might interest the S/A literati. The kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/evandahm/moby-dick-illustrated See the illustrations here: http://mobydickillustrated.tumblr.com/ Some examples:
  15. Would the Tattoo Expo and Hemp Con still be welcome then?