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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. Maria

    Thanks dacapo. Just read that they have 7 confirmed dead. We made so many friends there during the week or so we spent in Portsmouth. I feel sick.
  2. Maria

    Has anyone come across any photos of post-Maria Dominica?
  3. Irma

    This is an interesting look at Cuba and her preparedness for hurricanes. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/08/hurricane-harvey-cuba-disaster-plan
  4. Irma

    I'm not sure if they edited the campaign information, but they claim that the money their raising is to "help the cruising community"
  5. Irma

    The hubris to ask for money for their boat (when they have homes they could return to) at a time when peoples' entire lives have been devastated is mind blowing.
  6. USS Constitution Dry Docking and Restoration

    It was only after the Treaty of Ghent that we returned New Ireland to the US. They were actually pretty indifferent during the war of 1812, with British sympaties, but thanks to the 8 month occupation, we have Dalhousie University. Don't think the Americans occupied any part of Canada for that length of time. General Sherbrooke, who lead the expedition that landed at Castine, actually lived in the building I work in. And General Robert Ross, who lead the troops in burning the Capital, is buried across the street in a cemetary I often sit in on summer days. Being in a part of the country that is often forgotten about, and a little economically depressed, it's nice to recall a time when we were important!
  7. USS Constitution Dry Docking and Restoration

    Paging Rob Windsor....
  8. At least someone likes holding his hand, because his wife sure as hell doesn't.
  9. Marblehead to Halifax 2017

    Unfortunate we didn't get to raise a glass.
  10. Marblehead to Halifax 2017

    That. Is. Awesome! Glad you had a good time here.
  11. Marblehead to Halifax 2017

    They used to do that. Not sure when it stopped or why. I did post race inspections back in 2007 I think, and every boat received a case of beer. Obviously went by the wayside sometime in the last 10 years. I've always appreciated and been impressed by the reception in St. Pierre at the end of that race (champagne, food, a host family whicking your laundry away and returning it the next day washed and folded) so I like to reciprocate when possible for "come from aways". Rail Meat thanked me with some sweet Dragon swag, so I think I got the better end of the deal. Will you be around tonight?
  12. Marblehead to Halifax 2017

    I was very careful not to walk past the yellow flags. But yes, I was there to meet Dragon when she finished with cold beers and food and help ferry the crew to their accommodations. I feel very strongly that every long passage should end with someone waiting for you with beer and food on the dock.
  13. Marblehead to Halifax 2017

    How long are you sticking around for?
  14. Marblehead to Halifax 2017

    Sorry I didn't see your earlier post. Good race?
  15. Marblehead to Halifax 2017

    Sounds like it was a pretty great race. Exciting to watch Toothface and Dragon fight it out. Cruising life is fun, but nothing beats a good ocean race!