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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. This is BS royale! Maybe majority of Laser owners do not belong to the ILCA, but then, we don't give a FF for plain dumb Laser owners! They can do whatever they want, but they have NO SAYING in anything related to ICLA. If they don't want to race with the rest, it's their choice. But if they do, then, please, be so kind and either join the class or GO AWAY! It's the RULE, like all other RULES! http://www.laserinternational.org/rules/classrules/parttwo/classmembership WOW.... So 200,000 plus Lasers built if the majority are members then they have a membership of over 100,000!!! If they have under 100,000 members then the majority are NOT members. I do not know or care, just surprised by your claim that the ILCA has such a big membership. Learn something new every day!!
  2. And so do I, I sail the Blaze for convenience, would much rather sail Merlins, N12's, Norfolk Punts..... (Too small for I14's, tried them!)
  3. Well slight correction may be needed, It's about the medium to long term welfare of the Laser sailing dinghy. The rest of our sport will manage (shock, horror!) with or without the Laser. Slight correction. The sick and dying sport will continue to lie face down in its drool until any affordable well promoted " toy for everyone " is supported by a builder, local dealers, and a vibrant well organized promotionaly driven class association. Only if you believe that sailing can take part ONLY in SMODS. I enjoy sailing handicap races, knowing that some days the wind will favour me and some days it will not. Maybe you prefer to sail, an uncomfortable boat, which has sails that last a season only, but it is the same for all of you (If so then the Laser/Torch/Kirby Dinghy is for you). I also enjoy class racing in a boat that is comfortable, has a residual value, and has sails that are competitive after a seasons use, as is every one else in my class of boat. The sport is only "Sick and dying" (Your words not mine), because people are not prepared to get thier heads out of thier arse, and say that there are plenty of other better boats to sail than the Laser, and to give them a go. This is partly down to old farts in clubs not allowing handicap racing and also old farts who have been too involved in SMOD classes and who can not see the bigger picture. We do not seem to have this problem too often in the UK. Jon
  4. Well, maybe, if you can time travel.... They are an excuse to get around a poor rig.....
  5. Well slight correction may be needed, It's about the medium to long term welfare of the Laser sailing dinghy. The rest of our sport will manage (shock, horror!) with or without the Laser.
  6. Royal Norfolk and Suffolk YC - Although Russ is retired now, he was probably the best known barman on the east coast Jon
  7. Just seen on the news that Ross Brawn has lost his job in F1 next year, is it just me, or would, Ross Brawn, Adrian Newey and Sir Ben Ainslie be a dream team, to get the UK challenge started?