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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. Ted, I have a crew member that will grab that seat if its still available. Just want to confirm that this is for Wednesday Morning. Ian
  2. Just logged on to to retract the invite and saw your posts. Thanks for the prudent advice. After looking at it more carefully, and getting a "no F'ing way" from the crew, we've decided to leave Sunday. And thanks Glenn for the link . Haven't seen that before. Invite stands for Sunday.
  3. Planning on delivering boat to Holland tomorrow. Looking a little dicy. One crew member just dropped out. That leaves me and just one "sailor" crew. Anyone up for an "adventure sail"? Coffee, beef stew, and beer provided. Plan would be to grab dinner in Holland, sleep on the boat, and AMTRAK back to the city Sunday morning. Boat is ABSOLUT, Beneteau 38s5.
  4. That's beautiful. Que Es?
  5. +1
  6. +10
  7. +1.
  8. Act of God? I doubt there was any preconceived insurance scamming going on in this particular instance. However, I'm sure there are a couple folks out there seeing the silver lining. Believe it or not, there are some people out there that just love their moldy old POS 3kt litter boxes to death. And God love them. When I was working in the B.Y. I made a conscious effort to minimize my distain for some of the above mentioned vessels for one simple reason; I saw the care and love people would put into these boats. Folks would come down to the yard and spend days going through their routines with great care and diligence for some of these floating turds. At first I felt apathetic to the whole process. I even felt sorry for the dumb bastards. Then I realized, there was a love for these death traps that went deeper than twenty poorly applied coats of varnish. There were stories behind these relics. We had one old crapper of a sloop that was minded by a little old lady every spring. It was the boat her and her husband had shared for years. He's no longer with us, and now she has the boat and the memories that go with it to remind her of her husband and the lifetime they spent together sailing. He must have been a piece of work too… Then there is the school teacher that comes down and spruces up her 26 ft mold trap every spring. She cleans it out diligently and loads it up with fresh cushions and pillows. She’s not getting it ready to race around the lake; rather, she’s turning it into her little summer home. A summer home paid for by us the tax payers! That boat better be a POS! And one of my favorites is the tub that has been hand painted around the cockpit by the kids. Smiley faces, flowers, and the like. And this boat is a total piece of crap. Normally I would even sit around to watch an affliction to society like this burn. But it’s a family boat for the kids to have fun on. Or it’s a bunch of stoned hippies… I’d like to think it’s a family boat, fuck you.. The number of Captain hats, pirate flags, swimming noodle floaties, plaques with retarded poems, you name it, and I’ve seen it. People love their crappy boats, no matter how ‘shit-a-fied’ they are. And who am I told make fun of their love, publicly… I feel sorry for their loss. And I will cheer their good fortune when the insurance check arrives. BB out.. What an incredibly eloquent soft spoken tribute BB. Bob Greene, eat your heart out.
  9. Tri State / Bi State. A bunch of my Mac crew have talked me into entering the boat this year but I'm really having a hard time signing up for either race. I'd really appreciate any advice or direction. Also, schedules are tight and most want to be back in Chicago Sunday night. What portion of the fleet sails back Sunday versus heading to MI City.
  10. So if one were interested sailing the Tri-State/Bi-state this year, where exactly would they go to sign up. Several people have been telling me that its something "you really have to do" and now some of my Mac crew are pressuring me to make it happen. I know its Monday and I'm a little sleepy-headed, but for the Love of God I can't find any registration information. Thanks.
  11. They have the fenders on the wrong side of the boat. Give the guy a break... "The owner is believed to have just bought the boat on Tuesday, the Coast Guard said." "Dude, check it out...it even has an auto-pilot"