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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. Great idea; hope it works! But your kids may not be allowed to sail such non legal boats in regattas
  2. A Dutch boat with a Croatian accent...
  3. The idea for this format is 'stolen' from the Star Sailors League. I watched one such event and found it exciting. Mostly because the video was superb.
  4. I agree. Let him sail a Laser from now on to get used to sailing a boat with an undersized rudder. As long as it isn't MY Laser...
  5. I join the chorus. You may have gotten the wrong impression from this thread, but there are many more dinghy sailors that enjoy just messing around than ones that race class legal boats.
  6. Question: The scenario as shown is rather unusual. Often there will be a line of boats (on starboard) steaming up the layline towards the mark. Do they count as "obstruction" for the boats (Y and R) coming in on port as in the diagram? Thanks for enlightening me
  7. Someone needs to get FIRED at LP!
  8. Awesome to see a tiny bit of the same information that's been here for about 4 months finally make it to a print magazine headquartered minutes away from the Clark's garage. Truly impressive stuff. How about playing nice in the New Year?
  9. Ice bowl is on and Lasers can join
  10. Quite some mayhem on the Potomac River (near Reagan National Airport) as well. A relatively sudden gust of over 50 mph hit the frostbiting Laser fleet of about 15. Average wind around 40 mph for a short time around 2 PM. But all are safe and sound. Outside help (Coast Guard) is to be commended.
  11. Agreed! Williwaw appears to be in The Netherlands where Laser sailing is pretty popular. For instance, there's a certain Dutch lady that has won a Gold in the Radial at the Olympics...
  12. So many of the US classes aren't sailed in the UK. As I've said, I'm sure if the US wanted a deal to use the modern on line system the RYA has had developed something could be managed, but there'd be quite a bit of work to adapt it to the differences in the US system. Good points; we better harass US Sailing to get with it.
  13. Since the UK ratings appear to be more up-to-date, should US clubs use that system instead of the US Sailing Portsmouth numbers?
  14. Make LP GREAT again! Yes, we tend to forget that, at one time, LP actually supported Laser (and Sunfish) sailing.
  15. The second upwind leg is getting tighter; the French have joined the fight for first. And the French are first around the mark! USA second and Brazil third. Mandelblatt and Scheidt are faster downwind (usually). Should be exciting. Dash for the Cash! (stolen from Paul Cayard) It looks like USA (on the right looking downwind) has overtaken France. But Brazil is still close. Mandelblatt/Fatih win it. Rohart/Ponson second and Scheidt/Boening third. Amazing race.