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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. I'll be there on the CDN boat. Can't wait - gonna be fun. Don't expect much from us, first time we've raced it together But we do know how to have a good time.......
  2. Upstart has excellent sails and Bert is a fantastic guy and a real gentlemen. He was the recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Sailing Award in the Lake Ontario 600 for his selfless assistance to another solo sailor through the final 100 miles of the race.....if that shows anything he will definitely share his advice with you. Good luck, wish I could do the 1-2 this year
  3. Hi Talon,\\I just sent you a PM with the info of a good friend in the Toronto area, with a Sunfast 3200 All the best, Pearl Necklace
  4. Well done gents Fun race!!!!!! Well done gents Fun race!!!!!!
  5. Six days later and I'm still in a haze over the sudden passing of my friend and mentor. We met over 22 years ago during our first LO300, and from there it grew. I was fortunate enough to be a small part of his Open 40 campaign, and a large part of the Open 60 build and campaign. We were lucky enough to sail together on the Volvo 60 as well. Derek was my inspiration for beginning my own solo sailing campaign 6 years ago, after years and years of saying "just run what ya bring, and you'll do fine. Just run what ya brung". Many laughs, many drinks, and many many deep talks will not be forgotten. I only wish for one more, to try and fix what was broken. Deepest condolences to Partianne, Ben and Sarah, and to the rest of his family and friends..... Sail on my friend Pearl Necklace
  6. Whew, I was thinking I was a bad person for thinking all those same thoughts. Sheesh....
  7. I resemble that......It's out there. The necklace is often silent though....tender young ears
  8. The new Afterburn Replaces the Dash 34
  9. Went in on April 13th. Been out a few times Brrr
  10. Sorry, my bad - says right there in the ad - 2010 Ballenger, 6' taller than stock. Cheers, PN
  11. Holy shit I just read that thread. Angry man indeed.
  12. Hi all. Me again. I may be mistaken (so go lightly on me of I'm wrong), but I think it's got a Farr40 mast in it. So those in the know would know the dimensions etc and how they compare with the stock O40 rig. But I could be wrong... PN
  13. Yup. Sure do. Dave really knows his stuff. He is the Olson guru (big and small), on Lake Ontario, and the work he did is TOP NOTCH. The boat is gorgeous, inside and out. Had I not dropped another load of coin on my boat again this winter, I may well have bought it. I believe the boat used to be "Screaming O". It's a sweet sweet ride. PN
  14. I love this thread - brings back a lot of memories. I sailed on the North Castle 30 Cruise Missile back in the 80's and early 90's. What a boat. I think she's rotten away in Nova Scotia now, still owned by the same owner, just 20 years of no love......shame. Great boats
  15. Live every day and enjoy it Bedford!!!