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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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    SF Bayaria
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    Sailing -doh, Outdoors, torturing my young children, Mt Biking<br />Shopping for a fast single hander so I can torture my children on the bay.
  1. Saw ZZ Top open for Alvin Lee in Wichita KS. But they had already released one album by then.
  2. I'm told that washing sails on your lawn will kill it? Any first hand knowledge?
  3. I love MT Biking. But I don't want to do any of that.
  4. Rock Steady Rude Boy
  5. Dusty boobs
  6. Well now, I'm glad we all got that out of our system.
  7. V tail the V35 was to decrease parasitic drag and get some speed for it. A36 had a more conventional tail. The V tail would get a violent dutch roll going in turbulence particularly if your airspeed was high and exceed some stress loads. Still nice aircraft though.
  8. Very rarely are there any empty seats. I fly weekly around the US. Monday on my flight on a UAL 737-800 BOS to SFO there were 2 empty seats. That is the norm even on red - eyes. Airlines reduced # flights to reduce costs ( AC operations and flight crew) and reduce empty seats.
  9. You can only take your ticket over to an airline that has an Interline agreement with the carrier whose ticket you hold. Delta dumped their interline agreement with American last year. American is the largest US air carrier. so good luck getting booked on another flight. There are very few if any interline agreements with the cheap discount carriers like Spirit etc. Best bet is just go buy another ticket with some other carrier and seek refunds from the carrier with the cancelled flights. But act quick you have a lot of competition when someone like Delta goes down.
  10. My guess is the system would weigh quite a bit. Try to go pick up a 14 foot whitewater raft made of hypalon. Or you could just inflate your life raft below deck. Wasn't there a guy tried to sail to HI in a boat made of plastic water bottles?
  11. If you were racing against the Germans in Jutland it would be appropriate.
  12. I live work in SF. We've had nerds and dorks walking around with their faces stuffed into screens, oblivious to their surroundings for years. You can't walk down the block without dodging or running into these space cadets. But glad pokemon is getting some of them outdoors. They may even get some sun and fresh air even if they walk out in front of moving cars.
  13. Death Certificates do cost a bit and you need about a dozen originals. It is illegal to use a duplicate. You'll need to file many of them for any account she has opened including utilities, Real Estate, banks etc. Helps if she'll provide you with botha financial power of attny and medical power of attny as well. As far a funerals - a service is necessary for you and any friends and relatives. Very cathartic. This doesn't cost much particularly if she was active in a church.. My mom's ashes are still in a nice box on a mantle. Pretty cheap. We spent more on the open bar and food after the service.
  14. I do a lot of abalone diving. Rarely deeper than 20 feet but occasionally will do 30 and still have bottom time to hunt. But yes I've learned that if I start to equalize at the surface and basically do it continuously on the way down it is much easier and you don't have to force it much. A trained apnea diver taught me this.
  15. Thanks K8. Makes good sense. There are 2 in the general area that have both longevity and that a couple of people have recommended. I think I'll take the daughter to visit them and talk and see if she clicks with one more than the other. I must say there seems to be a lot of dive shops that are short lived. The ones that last must be better at least better business folk.