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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. Not so sure about that.
  2. Pretty crappy article. Yeah, you guessed it, we have an 'aggressive breed' that wasn't included in the survey, so I disagree. The 'primitive' breeds (Akitas, Mals, Huskies, etc...) are what they are. Great animals, but not 'pets' for all people. I take full responsibility for our Akita for the sake of the 'breed'. As an 'individual', she's a gentle goof and is perfectly comfortable in crowded urban environments. Ironically, during an evening walk, our 'aggressive breed' was launched on by a labradoodle that the owner couldn't control. Both dogs were on leash. Unfortunately I had to kick her dog and got nipped in the process. The 'doodle owner was pretty upset, but it certainly prevented a trip to the vet or worse. Yeah, I'm not a fan of pits, more because of the owners than the dogs themselves.
  3. But in the meantime, you're current ride still looks mighty good! Nice to you and the other local Bob P out last night!
  4. Very few have monitors big enough to see the whole sheet at the printed scale. No peripheral vision comes into play like the old days on a drafting board. Zoom in, zoom out, scroll scroll scroll click.... great view of the bark beetles eating the trees, but the forest has long been logged out and converted to pasture land.
  5. Sketch up sure has proved that point in architecture, Sons! Sad thing is, most offices actually think it's necessary to use it when in fact they're just being cheap skates.
  6. Hello Jsailor, interesting. How long did it take you to bring here back to California? Any fotos from that trip? You did it on behalf of Jom Walton? As far as I know, Temptress was lost in a gale with a singlehanded sailor (David Poole) in the northern pacific/Alaska (just the new icebox cover, which was made new, was found later which helped to identify the boat which was then named "Bird"). That happend in fall 98. There was an article in a magazine called Latitude, perhaps one of you in the US can trace the report. I tried but never managed. Best, Zebra I hopped a few beer can rides with David and Bird way back when... Definitely a unique individual, and a fun boat to sail. Sad to hear that he was lost. Found this link that has a little more information: http://www.inwap.com/pdp10/usenet/poole
  7. Paul, Missed you on Saturday... saw Amati was registered, but didn't see you out in Elliot Bay for the LLS round the cans.
  8. Cheers Ozee, I say "I" felt like a fraud for as soon as my intestines were pushed back into where they were supposed to be, my stomach started making the right noises again, and I actually felt pretty good, completely off my chops, but pretty good none the less. However to have a well respected surgeon look you in the eye and apologise for not being able to do more is a pretty sobering situation. "If I operate, you will most likely die, if I don't we wait until we have no other choice and then you will most likely die." I'm damned if I do, and damned if I don't. My insides fall out when I sneeze, when I cough, even from just getting out of bed in the morning. It sucks. And when you get yourself over the initial nausea of your insides falling out, then push and prod around to get them back in, you then feel sick for the next hour or so. I really hate my life right now. HCW, I'm going to tell you something my wife told me in the midst of all the fun and games, when I was evincing the same sentiment- You are necessary. Think on that. Repeat. Paul HCW, man o man... I haven't read all these pages, but your recent post really hit a sore spot... I don't know what to begin to say, but you'll be in my thoughts as are all the others who I've been through this dance with... the "earth walk" may or may not be long, but it most certainly is grand and you've done much to help others... very wise words from Paul's wife. Grace, strength, and Godspeed to you. Mark
  9. Hey Paul! Right on! June 1st marks one year from my own last round of chemo.
  10. ‘I like to think I played the game the way it should be played – all out. Anything less, you’re cheating the man upstairs who gave you the talent in the first place.’ - 88 -
  11. Sad stuff... but the whole "attacked unprovoked" in many cases isn't applicable. No. 1: No child should ever be left with a dog that isn't in it's immediate family, especially a dog (any dog) that isn't fully socialized with kids. This happens all too regularly. It's one thing when a strange dog enters a property and attacks an infant, and all too often it seems to be a pit bull, but the dog/child unprovoked attack is 9 times out of 10 completely preventable with nothing less than full time eyes on supervision. It's a pain in the ass, and if you can't it's better to crate fido when unfamiliar small kids are in the house. 9 out 10 of any kind of injury, accident, fuck up, etc can be prevented. wtf cant be prevented besides a meteor hit or a fukin tornado? thats really dumb logic to sit there and pick apart these incidents and say this stuff "could have been prevented". you know what will prevent ALL future killings and maimings of people by pitbulls? EUTHANIZE ALL OF THEM Hell mate, get a life. There are a lot of pinheads who get pit bulls to go with their illusion of a 'bad-ass' life style. Give these same idiots say, male black labs, and you'd have just about the same result with a different breed. And let me clarify. I'm not a fan of pitbulls. All too many owners use them for self aggrandizement and a display of latent aggression. Over the years there have been 'bad ass' breed of the day... Dobermins, Akitas, Wolf-hybrids, Shepards, Rotts, etc... Pits are the flavor of the moment.
  12. Sad stuff... but the whole "attacked unprovoked" in many cases isn't applicable. No. 1: No child should ever be left with a dog that isn't in it's immediate family, especially a dog (any dog) that isn't fully socialized with kids. This happens all too regularly. It's one thing when a strange dog enters a property and attacks an infant, and all too often it seems to be a pit bull, but the dog/child unprovoked attack is 9 times out of 10 completely preventable with nothing less than full time eyes on supervision. It's a pain in the ass, and if you can't it's better to crate fido when unfamiliar small kids are in the house. That a dog could be animal aggressive and react to a small child in a similar way isn't a surprize. Plenty of great pets fit this discription. The owners, again regardless of breed, should know this and act accordingly.
  13. please explain the human maulings... Pretty easy really. Kids, especially really wee rug rats should never be left around larger dogs without on hand direct supervision... ever. Little guys like the one sadly pictured have no idea how to read or behave around a dog, period. To the dog, they're just another animal with generally bad manners. No breed is exempt. Some breeds are tougher to read. I've got a female Akita who isn't comfortable with kids younger than around 12~13. I never allow kids to get on the ground or put their head anywhere near hers and let kids who want to say 'hi' how to go about doing so. That said, she's great with adults unless they're obviously in an altered state or at all aggressive toward us (life in the city... a fair number of meth heads and drunks around at times) Akitas are very quiet. You have to monitor their body language as they aren't going to vocalize much even if they're annoyed. That's my responsibility. It's taken seriously as they're great dogs that often get lumped into the 'dangerous dogs' category thanks to all the bone heads who got one after the OJ trial and had no idea that there's a very smart, strong, and willfull animal under all the fur and good looks. Pomeranians... there are about a dozen of the little wack jobs around the neighborhood. Only one is worth a damn. I'd ban those little f()%'ers in a heart beat if it were possible.
  14. Here's more: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AiAf...o&type=lgns
  15. From the linky.... "Lions owner William Clay Ford has said that both chief operating officer Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew will remain with the team, possibly in their current roles. (By the way, my guess is that Lewand becomes president, Mayhew is the GM and they'll go hire someone for the assistant GM position. Just my guess). Anyway, the only logical conclusion to Ford's decision is that he believes former president Matt Millen was the main reason for the team's demise. Ford has to believe that the work of Lewand and Mayhew was soiled by the bad decisions from Millen -- otherwise why would he keep them around? Ford must believe that now that Millen is gone and these two men are free to operate the franchise in a different manner, the team will be successful." Ford's got it made... put out a poor product with juuuuuuust enough to get fools in the gate.