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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. Again..not sure how giving him a tracker so I can see where he goes is helping to get him killed. So we disagree. Whatever.
  2. How is giving him a tracker enabling him? He's going to go anyway. He's a friend, I want to see where he goes.
  3. Love the guy, but just couldn't resist
  4. Hey guys, hadn't been on the thread in a long while. Just did a quick read of the last couple pages and saw some comments about the DeLorme being lost. Not sure where that rumor started. I have the DeLorme here in a drawer for safe keeping until Rimas gets ready to go. It was costing me $50 a month for the subscription and since I didn't know if or when he might set sail again and my year contract was up, I put a stop on the plan. Once Rimas gets close to heading out, I promised him I would activate the DeLorme once again. So there you have it. Now carry on
  5. Regrets? No. I told him he should stop at the island. He said no. I then pointed out that it could be months to get to Samoa and that Cyclone season is coming. I said at the very least he could just anchor for a bit in the lee and maybe catch a ride or get some fish or even fishing line from a passing fisherman. He just said he still has some food and that he is going non-stop to Samoa. My opinion is that it's absolutely foolish that he didn't stop...but who knows, maybe he would of hit a reef, sunk, and drowned trying to get to shore. Maybe he just saved his own life.
  6. Rimas has a "navigator"????
  7. . ... I asked about this in some PM's with Shannon................'' the only messages he's sent this past week are the ones that go from his DeLorme to Facebook. Like you said, 2-3 per day. But I haven't gotten any other communication besides those. '' ...I was somewhat confused by this answer,,,butI'm not a facebook 'friend' to know.It sounds like he's messaging Shannon or some other friend via DeLorme, who is then posting the message to Facebook.Facebook allows some other services to link directly. One blog I wrote would download directly to my Facebook page...well... most times...and then it wouldn't, so I gave up on the automatic feature and link it manually. When Rimas crossed last year, all he had was a spot tracker and had no communication except the tracking. After he got to Hilo, He got the DeLorme which has texting ability. It is linked directly to his facebook account...so all that poetic genius is directly from him. (Btw..he can't see what people are replying to his facebook messages..he'll get the pleasure of reading those if and when he makes landfall again) He can also text to my email..but I haven't gotten any personal texts in a couple weeks.
  8. As far as other nav sources, I'm not sure what he has. I think he now has proper nautical charts of the pacific and he also has a good hand held garmin GPS I gave him with a bunch of lithium batteries and a big costco pack of alkaline batteries for it. So if he uses it as a sextant and turns it on once or twice a day for a position fix, he has enough battery for at least a year or more.
  9. I asked him about a spare and he said he has one and he is now using it. The last message from the weather guy to Rimas was again emphasizing not to go any further south and to work on going northeast. But not sure it made it through before the tracker went dead. As far as putting in a call to the GC. No. Without any recent position info, the search area would be way too big and with the wind and sea state in the next few days the chance of locating him is nil. After Marie passes, he is either afloat and will eventually get the tracker charged and let us know or if he's not afloat, he won't need rescue either.
  10. Hey guys. I haven't heard anything from Rimas either. I'm pretty sure the battery is dead because for the past few days he kept mentioning he couldn't charge it and that the battery was nearly dead. When I gave him the tracker, I also bought him two stand alone 10 watt USB solar chargers to keep it charged. Kept it charged just fine coming from Hilo so I'm kind of surprised he wasn't able to get a charge now..but he said the battery was getting really low. I know someone else got him a larger panel and battery bank. I suggested that he wire up a USB adapter to the battery bank so he could charge from them...but apparently like most advise given Rimas, he just blew it off. So I'm pretty sure he is fine for now because compared to what he's been through in the past, he really hasn't been in much yet. But that could all change in a couple days if he is still ignoring the weather routing and heading southeast toward Marie.
  11. Rimas has left the building! Got a call yesterday from Jean that he towed Rimas out of the gate (a second time...this time far enough so he wouldn't come back). I think that was on Sunday. I'm trying to get his tracker account back up and running and I think it is working again. The link should be: https://share.delorme.com/RimasMeleshyus Currently he appears to be about a hundred miles southwest of San Fransisco. Not real sure where he is going. I talked to him a couple weeks ago and he said he would head toward Hawaii a while before turning into the South Pacific. He mentioned Tahiti or Samoa and then work back southeast toward the horn. I figure he will go where the wind pushes him because that seems to be how he rolls. Fair winds Rimas...hoping determination and luck are more important than skill and seamanship
  12. If anyone is interested in donating to Rimas's adventure, I set up a fundly account for him. https://fundly.com/rimas-around-the-world#_ Cheers! PS..Yes this is legit and I guarantee all the funds (and more) will get to Rimas. Rimas asked me to set something up for him (even though my computer skills are probably not much better than his) I chose fundly because its easy for him to share on Facebook and easy for people to see their donations and how much has been raised.
  13. Hey, cool ideas. I'm sure Rimas would love some help. The guy literally had $28 in his wallet when he landed in Hilo. Today I talked to a friend that works at one of the local rigging companies here in the northwest, and he's going to see about doing a complete set of standing rigging at cost. He is thinking around $600 to $800 for the whole deal. I've got to get some measurements and he has to clear with his boss, but I was thinking if it works out, we could set up an account at the rigging shop that we can contribute to and then I can also cover whatever is left on it. I'll keep you posted on that. I also like the t-shirt idea...
  14. Wouldn't have worked anyway, SPOT doesn't cover the Pacific near Hawaii.... SPOT Coverage Map Surprisingly, the Spot Tracker worked nearly all the way to Hawaii. It finally stopped sending less than 100 miles from Hilo. But yes, he's definitely going to need a different tracker if he heads south from Hawaii.
  15. Here is a picture of Rimas moments after his arrival in Hilo.