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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. BnG, who you racing with? Would love to raise a glass when you're here. I'll definitely be around RNSYS on Thursday.
  2. Nope, just the two of you.
  3. SV Sunbird
  4. The one who lost her rig this morning had a fuel drop and is motoring to NFLD. Being monitored, obviously.
  5. And another one has lost her rig this morning. Been a hectic weekend for JRCC and CCG!
  6. 2 people rescued from SV Happy this morning. SV Tamarind is in bad shape, but skipper is unhurt (though very tired) Another vessel issued a distress call this morning--taking on water and at risk of sinking. Conditions are currently 30-35 Kt winds and 3-5 m seas.
  7. Gumby left his slip today at about 1130 am. Him and his 3 crew are headed to the BVIs via Bermuda on his '83 Morgan 366. As his wife, it's a bittersweet day for me: I'm used to him being away this time of the year, as he's almost always doing deliveries. But there's always an adjustment period for me before i get used to life alone. That said, I have 5 weeks booked to be with him cruising the Virgins and Guadeloupe area in the spring. He quit work in August to dedicate getting ready for this trip. It was time well spent. You can follow his blog here: http://sailingvagrant.blogspot.ca/
  8. It's certainly been a solemn few days at the Gumby-NG household. He was a very good friend to us, and he gave my husband some incredible opportunities (3 Trans-Atlantic crossings with him). So many great memories, of our time spent with him and his family (and you, basketcase) So hard to lose someone you had so much admiration and respect for, so hard to think of two beautiful young kids losing their father so soon, and can't even fathom how devastated Patianne must be.
  9. Not all of us.I wouldn't change a thing about my husband.
  10. My favourite Aunt was diagnosed with terminal cancer the end of September. I've managed to coordinate for everyone to visit after Christmas. It will be the first time in 15 years my mother, uncles and aunts have all been together. I have no idea what to expect (I know she is tolerating chemo well, with minimal side effects). I'm a bit scared, and a bit nervous. Looking forward to taking care of the caregiver (my uncle). Not quite prepared for saying goodbye (she's been given 5-11 months from her diagnosis, so I expect we will lose her by the summer, outside a miracle. What a fucking awful disease.
  11. This is why:
  12. Yes, he has. But he won't be getting away with more. It all started with one complainant coming forward. His name and picture was published and other women stepped forward. Police now know there are potentially 50 other women who are also victims. Does it undo it? no. But it prevents others from becoming victims of him going forward.
  13. Great idea Grumpy. Then guys like this http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/cpl-derrick-gallagher-faces-18-new-charges-in-sex-assault-probe-1.2613423 can get away with sexual assault of up to 50 other women.
  14. Easier choice? Do you really think making a decision and acting on it which goes against everything we have evolved to do, which is preserving life, is an "easy" choice? Do you consider cancer, influenza and heart disease to be weaknesses as well? Probably not. You see them as diseases, or illnesses. The vast majority (90%) of individuals who commit suicide also suffer from illnesses at the time of their death, which may be untreatable or difficult to manage. They are illnesses of the mind and/or brain known as schizophrenia, depression, PTSD among others. Yes. Then I should hope that you are consistent in your beliefs and feel that euthanaisa/physician assisted suicide are also acts of weakness. Hell, might as well throw in pain relieving medications as well. Buck up, be strong, deal with the pain.