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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. Did he say he doesn't have it or he never had it? If he had it and drank it, then it's still accurate to say he doesn't have it now. :-) He said though that he needs to be careful with alcohol when he get's back on dry land because he doesn't have it on-board. In that case, no wonder Neptune chewed on his foil. Not sure about the French. Probably old school sailors like JLC keeps a couple of bottles stored just in case, then again they might also rely on those lost containers filled with local liquor. Old school I guess... [edit: what do I have to do to show the video and not only the link to it?] France must be getting near as lawyerly as the US, what with the disclaimer about the dangers of alcohol in ALCs equator video.
  2. Not to change the subject from ALC and AT, but looking back a bit, does anyone else wonder if Jean Le Cam and Yann Elies are sailing in company as much as racing each other? If memory serves, they've been within sight of each other or close to it for thousands of miles. Are they and their boats just that well matched? Have either mentioned anything about it in that I've missed? Czo
  3. Man, looks like Conrad Colman and Nandor Fa are going to be in for quite the wild ride. Over 50 knots a 10m waves! Wonder if Conrads north heading right now is trying to get out of the way of the worst of it?
  4. How often does the SH tracker update?
  5. Significant UFO damage to LSDN. Source Starboard rudder broken, leak in the saillocker, structual damage to the deck(?). Needs some manual translation, google translate is not up to it. Here is a VG post in english about it: http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/17267/structural-damage-to-le-souffle-du-nord-pour-le-projet-imagine
  6. How does volodiaja get his data?
  7. Well, having learned to sail at the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center as an adult, and then be lucky enough to get invited to race solings at another local sailing club, then getting a ride on a Tartan 33R, then on the Viper in question, Mojito, and then on another Viper with some of the guys earlier in this thread, I'll say I'm grateful for all the rides I've had, and I think we're really lucky to have the community sailing center here. I hope they continue to grow and provide more opportunities for people to get out sailing on our amazing lake. I learned a shitload sailing for a few years on Mojito, owner is a truly great guy. On occasion I moved on to other boats over the year, and that's ok. I try to give good notice and I commit to a boat for a season. I'm really glad I wasn't on sailing anarchy as a teenager. My politics are on the pretty progressive side, but I try to separate the political and personal as much as I can. Our sport does face economic challenges regarding people's income and free time, and access to the waterfront and facilities, but from what I've seen people on Lake Champlain are doing their best to overcome these and get people sailing. A lot of it is systemic stuff that no individual has control over. As for fast boats, speed costs money, how fast do you want to go? - Czo
  8. I wonder if it can carry a harleysaki?
  9. I'm pretty sure I could talk him into coming out for a wednesday night. If it makes it through the winter. Something about this reminds me of when the floating neutrinos built that raft here. I've seen him walking around town lately, I'll try and stop and get him to apply for a rating. Will he take a rating hit for using parmesan cheese as moveable ballast?
  10. I'm not sure I should do this. But years ago (around the time of the last DOG America's Cup match) I used to run into this guy in the bar, and we'd drink, and talk about sailing, and he'd talk about his adventures designing, building and cruising boats around the world and his very unconventional ideas for future boats. In particular he always returned to this one crazy idea, and I frankly didn't give it much thought. We were two guys getting drunk at the bar a long way from the ocean, even a long way from the lake I sail on. It was so outlandish that I basically figured it was just wacky drunk talk. But then I saw today in the online edition of a local paper... This: http://m.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/whats-that-weird-sailboat-in-burlington-harbor/Content?oid=3868458
  11. I'm enjoying watching Conrad Colman move up the fleet. And his drone pics are pretty cool too.
  12. Anyone else been having trouble with the http://gis.ee/vg/ tracker today? For me it is loading but with no boats on the map and none of the buttons work. First few times I was able to fix it by refreshing a couple times, now I can't get it to work at all.
  13. Maitre Coq seems strangely slow. Are the speed figures averages of some kind or instant readings?
  14. Is there any simple 3rd party race tracker? Maybe it's my old computer, but I'm having pretty bad luck with the Vendee trackers.
  15. Nah, Mad Dog got a decent start, watched the stream. No tracker, but the tracker is on now and they're in the lead. Looks like in a bit of a hole at the moment.