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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. Yes? You Called?
  2. 34/58. Not that it mattered really. Fun. Good teams. No room to make up for any errors. Truly. Americans represented well by good people. (Excluding myself). Cowes is a special place to sail. Congrats to JB on the win. Only just met him this week but a stand up gentleman and a legend.
  3. Who? He sounds like an asshole. He's probably in 36th and just too busy enjoying the incredible level of competition and the beautiful rainy climate of the English Channel to respond to this thread.
  4. "I paid more for my education than you" Didn't seem to teach you manners or respect! What an entitled young dick!
  5. 22* Fun race. Young American sailed amazingly. Kudos to PB and his gang. WW and Her skipper performed admirably and some amazing calls by our afterguard kept us in the right place at the right time while the juniors were a major asset. "How can I help" was their most used phrase and they all showed up on time for their watch. Not much else to say really. Thanks SCYC for hosting a great event and to the teams who came out and Braved gales and calms.
  6. Someone said something about sock puppets!?
  7. This is a very valid point and you're onto something. J/ tried too hard to get the crossover of cruising and racing when they should really decide on one and do it well. Case in point: The J/35 and J/35c. One was purely raceable and the other was purely cruisable. I honestly find myself hoping that their insisting that it should be a rocket are true but at the same time they're trying much too hard to hook people on the "versatility" of the boat. In the end, I doubt that it will be any more enjoyable to spend time on than a J/105 or a Farr 30 and you will be confronted with the reality that while you COULD weekend on the boat ... would you really want to?
  8. Agreed, the all-white messes with the lines. Some two tone nonskid would be groovy. What does mast height have to do with foot length? I'd like to see some pic's of the thing out of the water. Oh, and..........................what's it rate? From where I'm sitting the folding along the luff looks consistent with a cranked on cunningham though I can't quite make out if it's actually there or yanked on. Heh, my thoughts exactaly. The other way is by giving it a too-small OD kite which they also did.
  9. This thread has been going for months and has tons of information in it already.
  10. I did this on the Block Island Race this past May while peeling (or preparing to peel, we never actually completed the maneuver) from the Code Zero to the 1.5A. It's a long story but basically different halyard tensions for different sails dictated that needed to move one. Just getting the changing halyard around the tack of the sail is enough and from there you can pull enough slack out of it that it will run free around the leeward side of the soon-to-be-changed spinnaker and from there back to the head of the sail. The trick to this whole process is having yourself harnessed into a spare halyard with the back of the boat ready to jerk you out of the water if, heaven forbid, you go into the drink.
  11. I love the great boat porn that comes out every time this thread gets revived. MORE!
  12. Or any of the other three guys living in his head riding on his vespa... I hear they all fit on a barstool too.... Without even turning it over
  13. Or any of the other three guys living in his head riding on his vespa...
  14. Close but that's not the perfect avatar just yet. To get it where it needs to be we have to give him pockets overflowing with cash and we need to replace that feather in his trunk with Espo's pecker.
  15. Does the cat use a kitty hatch? I think someone needs to get Lewmar on the horn, this could be the next big thing. I'm honestly surprised that you didn't make a scoutmaster joke. That choir line was a bit weak, besides my baritone doesn't lend itself well to church choirs.