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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. even knowing you're asking a really reasonable price for this boat, I would be wife-less if I bought it. I really want it to come up and be in our B fleet.
  2. have you tried calling chicago marine electronics? they seem to always have some weird stuff lying around.
  3. I'd wonder why there were marks that far off shore and why the RC would send us out there with no place to buy a mudslide afterwards.
  4. used to go up the mast on my elliott 770 more often than I'd like to admit I had to.
  5. I don't want to piss off Jack Sparrow, but any idea why the "Dock to Dock autorouting" is disabled in the US? It's even disabled if you have an overseas unit in us waters. since we're clearly not smarter navigators than the rest of the world, is it because we're that much more litigious?
  6. Is this an ORC Club for the V830? If so, you should be able to use the same offset file for the ORR cert if you were interested (just went in the other direction for my ORC Club cert). http://data.orc.org/public/WPub.dll/CC/17257.pdf
  7. Exactly. Which is why, yes, the SI's need to be unambiguous about an RTI. If it's true that a couple boats didn't round the island, they may have sailed to the letter of the course, but they sure didn't sail to the spirit of it. It's not the first time this has happened, unfortunately.
  8. Pretty sure the lower one is from the Charles W. Morgan.
  9. Oh yeah, of course. This is all solved with a drop mark at the SE corner of the island, but that course basically begs you to go the southwest corner, go straight back to 1bi, and finish. Not sure how you square passing N2 and C7 offshore since the SI's say "shall," but I will say that this kind of lawyering a course that has historically been RTI is a pretty douche move, especially by veteran OSC sailors. too bad no one knew how to file a valid protest.
  10. I wasn't there, but the PC disallowed the RC's protest based on the "validity of the protest form??" Back in the 80s I would have put the OSC RC up against any in the country in terms of professionalism and skill. Now they can't file a protest properly? WTH? Was this another of those armchair sea lawyer things where the RC wrote some convoluted RTI course that could be considered an out and back as long as you hit all the right marks and never actually went around the island? That happened a couple years ago, too. I'd love to know what they set for a course.
  11. toothface 2 1st in Div 1 and Line Honors.. Well done Tristan - we'll see how she goes on the D-H leg
  12. sorry, rockit won't be there this year.
  13. ok, I'll bite. emcasel, fuck off to powerboatanarchy.com, buy an ad, and develop a sense of taste. for suppositories. mkay?
  14. a little out of the stated budget