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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. After all that has revealed about DEE SMITH, you must be his gay lover or a pay shill. Reading comprehension a problem for you is it? See where I said he's nothing to me and I really don't care? But I do know about back injuries, trust me they can be a lot worse than sailing w/o a leg sitting inside a 2.4 BS on the front page won't stop, and sadly they won't have an olympics for them in Japan, I'm over it move on
  2. I've watched you blabber on about this for what seems like forever, now that it's over I see you getting in your last shot. So here's mine, Scot he's nothing to me and I really don't care. But I'm going to guess you have no idea what it's like to have a major back injury, and more so, the magnitude that he does (I hear he's a cancer survivor, the MIR looks like a train track of pins holding the spine together) Should this qualify him to race the other disabled sailors, I guess it did. Get over it. And the petty little shots at Scuttlefuck dude and USFailing... It shows how much energy you waste on BS when you might try putting some real content on the site. Rob Moore RIP said it best - you're like the crazy guy shouting on the street corner. Out.
  3. I was thinking the same thing.
  4. The first truth that must never be told is that Wooden Boat Magazine doesn't own the forum, and hasn't since the George Roberts law suit regarding the hanging of a neighbor's dog.... The other truth that must not be told is that there are other moderators (or administrators) who have editing power, and can alter, or delete posts anonymously. That Scot Bell refuses to interact with "his" forum in any way other than the draconian banning of friendly posters who only contribute positive, if sometimes controversial banter is sad. He used to be such a nice boy..... He used to cut the grass.... It sounds like he mowed your lawn. Not mine. Other people. Scot mowed my lawn years ago after I spent years helping him build his empire. He's very helpful as long as you are useful to him. As soon as you stand up to his bullying, he disposes of you.... Simple.... No use... Goodbye.... Dawg----- is that you?
  5. I see in the results that owner with the carbon "practice rudder" and custom keel shims is back racing in the class again...
  6. Don't forget the twelve steps
  7. Surprised Scot hasn't nominated the Bravura 29, one of his favorites and "a great value" according to Isler.
  8. Bob Perry to builder "We need more bensons!"
  9. what do you think this will be her last regatta ever? Because that's what I was told by one of the crew. Though extremely newsworthy, the rumored reason is a wrecking ball and I will not repeat it now. CLEAN - You're so....... never mind, you know what you are. Go buy some more gasoline and pour away. But I hope the flames get you.
  10. Cut the halyards and sails away last, the sails act as a sea anchor while your scrambling around cutting and banging pins out. Last but not least get the owner on deck with his wallet and credit cards
  11. Did you leave your wallet in the SDYC shower by mistake?
  12. Shit! now it makes sense, if you can't get rooms at the Cow Hollow you go to the Coventry....
  13. Excellent advice. I've always found I had to spend money on a "new" boat almost immediately. Spending your last dime to buy it would quickly be a problem. SloopJohnJohnson is right about Tom Johnson being right. If more people treated their race boat purchase like that there'd be a lot less whining out there
  14. Bob, The one problem with the bow in the traveller going down is the mainsheet is getting tighter as the car is pulled to weather, making the leach tighter and the control line harder to pull as well... Two things you don't want.
  15. Crazy Eights