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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. Over in another thread, Snaggie posted Taking Care of Business by BTO, I much prefer this cover: " rel="external nofollow">
  2. Welding.... Apparently he met some hot latin chick guy from Comox. FIFY Comox? At least they have sailing there. Rejected seems to be more of a Cumberland type of boi.
  3. Well you are scratched off the list of people I will sail with. You just increased your chance of witnessing a catastrophic rig failure by 100%. Two sticks for me, but both on small boats >25', so not much excitement. Of note on one, the owner was surprised/disappointed I did not cut the rig away in deep water (he was not aboard). Insurance adjuster was really impressed with the way I had the crew retrieve and stow the pieces on deck. The claim was handled expeditiously and the cheque was larger than the owner anticipated.
  4. Good to hear that the Pink Pearl delivered the dim sum. I don't live in the shitty anymore, so my recommendation was based on fond memories.
  5. Pink Pearl has always been a favourite of mine for a big room dim sum feast. Near to downtown, at least not over a bridge. http://www.pinkpearl.com/
  6. They didn't used to. Something has changed, lately. Ocean temperature, perhaps? They make it up here during El Nino's. I was running a gillnetter from Port Hardy down to Barkley Sound and had difficulty slaloming around them. That was 1985. Some spots had so many it was impossible to avoid them, even going dead slow ahead.
  7. Don't feel too bad, you are sober now and he is still the village idiot.
  8. I really enjoy Accuradio. Very few ads, and they are just for the radio. Tune In radio is good for the more eclectic stations, like the ones that play Banda and Ranchero music for our fish taco nights.
  9. Offer the boat as is where is to the 'lost' buyer minus $4K. Then it is his problem to fix.
  10. Why are they all wearing camo?
  11. Sorry about the loss of your rig Fiasco 1. Props to the manner you and crew responded to an increasing list of immediate concerns. Top it off with showing up at the next day's awards ceremony to quell any rumours by doling out the unvarnished truth. Respect.
  12. Awesome regatta. All locations and events ran extremely smooth. Big shout out to organizers Jeff and Sylvia. Thanks also to Drew and Chris in the North Sails support Van, you guys did great work under tight deadlines. You helped in smoothing out a bad sail delivery mishap. Kiva had a great regatta in division 2. Prime conditions for a Finngulf 41. We loved the competition that evolved with Different Drummer. Not really even knowing them as competition at Port Hardy to breaking with the fleet on the last leg through Active Pass so we could settle our differences in a 12 hour match race. The two boats perform identically, so it made for exciting and satisfying racing. Either that or we got confused on the old tactics versus strategy calculation! Our valiant skipper survived a breach of v berth sanctity when he was ryepooned in Winter Harbour. The rest of the crew were all sleeping restfully aboard during this brazen act. Special thanks to Julien for allowing the "full show" aboard Kiva for another two week epic racing odyssey! I am done for at least a week!
  13. Just put the office to bed for 2 weeks. Heading down for the skipper's meeting tomorrow. Time to get my regatta on. Maxx, channeling Da-Woody? Take a few shots of boats and a whole mess of cougars? I am smiling either way!
  14. Safety meeting 18.31 hrs?