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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.

jim lee

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  1. Hobot what's this? I have an identical pistol. My older brothers found it in a barn.. Maybe in the 50s? -jim lee
  2. Maybe so but you also like Vegemite so your opinion is suspect to say the least. Bob is right on Spam. Favorite snack (on the boat only, for obvious reasons) is Spam on a Ritz topped with spray cheeze. Mighty fine! I wonder if it would be good with vegemite? OK. I just used Google to look up 'spray cheese'. Who'd have thought such a thing existed. I don't even want to know how or why. On the other hand Spam is a staple in the South Pacific. Smoked oyster glued to ritz cracker with spray cheese. -jim lee
  3. Well thanks! I donno' what's next. We let the lease on the big building go. Tim/Tom would like the rest of the summer off. So would I. We bought a smaller old, nearly falling down building. ( With tenets ) So I guess the next chapter will be Left Coast slum lords. At least there'll be a chance of having some income. It was pretty neat that Ogopogo was able to beat the Sierra at WIRW (and win the class). I'm quite proud of the Dart being able to compete with those machines. Pretty funny that both builders are neighbors with each other. -jim lee
  4. Here's the last entry to the build-log. http://leftcoast.biz/iWeb/Left_Coast/Dart_build_4%265/Entries/2016/7/22_The_end.html -jim lee
  5. Left Coast? Might as well toss our name in the hat as well. You have a trailer for the machine? -jim lee
  6. I"m going to have to borrow this and footnote you. -jim lee
  7. Ah! See? This is no longer my problem or concern. Go ask sloansailing. -jim lee
  8. Sold! -jim lee
  9. That's right! Everyone that watched us build the Left Coast Darts, knowing we were doing it wrong.. Now's your chance! The Dart Tooling is going up for sale! You now have the chance to grab the tooling and do it right!! http://leftcoast.biz/iWeb/Left_Coast/Dart_tooling_sale.html Unless we get an offer in the next couple days, we're going to put the entire tooling package up on eBay. Want to try your hand at building your own Dart? Contact us! -jim lee
  10. #5 is mine. -jim lee
  11. Yeah, I guess so. We ain't met up with off-world aliens. ..that I know of. -jim lee
  12. Sounds like you're driving right past the Conway Pub. They serve one of the best Burgers in the entire area. -jim lee
  13. We ran into this doing our carbon tubes. It wasn't cost, it was the low viscosity necessary for doing an infused part. From what I was told, as epoxy is created less viscous for infusion, it tends to loose its mechanical properties. If your doing pre-preg, then this is a moot point, go epoxy all the way. Doing infusion, other factors can begin to be more important. -jim lee
  14. Back in the Early '90s I was running the Races at Sierra Point YC in the Bay Area. I was very pleased how much support I was getting from the club. Anything I wanted, "No problem sir!" One day I asked the Commodore about it. His answer was "This sailboat racing is the biggest money maker this club has ever had. Have fun with it!" -jim lee
  15. I left that as my entire Exit review when I walked out of my S-ware job from KLA-Tencore. Long time ago.. -jim lee