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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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    This is SA, you figure it out.......
  1. Late to the party on the ac stuff.. (yea I know, use search) but i have 2 questions after perusing some of the vids. 1. No one is wearing gloves?? Are the loads that small?? 2. What the fuck are the hoop things on oracle in some of the pics?? Some sort of righting system?? I thought I saw a cleat on one, but I donno...
  2. Got out, no cane for 2 weeks. Things are mostly looking up.. Feel weak as hell, can't do 1/2 the shit i used to do in a day, but getting better.. Should be close to 100% by nationals up in Dillon.. Thanks for all the good vibes....
  3. Yea, "Free" Until the country he leaked to nukes Seattle... Aint too far from van correct??? You are in this just as much as we are...
  4. No one really mentioned it, but in not so subtle terms, tell her to always have an out.. An escape route no matter how benign the situation seems... and yes sometimes this involves gunning it and going into some weird and maybe illegal places.. (sidewalks, parks ditches etc,,,) anything Is better than oncoming traffic and/or hitting big metal stuff......
  5. Yea but it is wet... It has no cabin and no porta potty, no place to put beer... Run awayyyyyyyyy
  6. This. I can't afford a J70 right now... That aint no yacht..... +100000000
  7. Nest is just a bunch of cushions/sails/blanket jammed in the Quarter birth... Maybe a bean bag?? I guess you could put a lee cloth up on the opening, but frankly, how many times are you going to use it?? Is it worth the time and $$ for something you will only use 5 times?? By the time they figgure it out, or at the walking around stage it is obsolete... Car seat... Well, buckle it in with an actual seatbelt setup, or lash it to the mast... if something bad happens you aint gonna worry about bringing the car seat with ya...
  8. We had luck with a "bouncy" chair strapped to the mast and a "nest" in the quarterbirth... Kid loved the bouncy thing and we could move it to the cockpit and strap it to the mizzen if we wanted him outside... The nest was for sleeping and worked well... Stuffed sails in the back end and had cushions stacked at the opening and on the sides... Worked a treat...
  9. PB and cheddar or american with butter and a big glass of milk.....
  10. Think I was the only kid in school that had PBnJ on rosens rye bread... Mum never allowed white wonder shit in the house. Still make em once in a while.... PBnJ on rye with doritos smashed in... Yummmmmm
  11. I am sorry, I really did not understand a word you said?? WTF?? There are 3 islands on the entire course, you saying you almost hit beaver island or the toos??
  12. Well i guess you could rent a cheap hotel room and cram 6-7 cats in there an sleep on the floor. Eat ramen noodles heated up on the exhaust manifold of the 1963 VW van that only goes 45 towing your POS San Jaun 21 to regattas and drink Milwaukee's beast with a straw. Somehow that doesn't sound like much of a sailing vacation to me. Your mileage may differ sounds fun to me... in new zealand do you replace the donkey with a sheep? No, a kiwi pro-They fuck the same way but they have a better sense of humor I would assume that consuming the beast in that manor would cause violent repercussions at some point, but I am with you Stang... If everyone can deal with my snoring then why not... Frankly, on any given away race weekend how much time do you really spend in the room??? Used to be everyone stayed on the boat so no hotel at all... Miss those days...
  13. Stupid question, but do the Amish or Mennonites traditionally do anything with boats?? I assume sail powered fishing skiffs or the like?? No??
  14. I would think really really bright directional spreader lights would be effective?? no??
  15. Man I am amazed that in all your travels, you don't know the water bottle trick..... Grab your water bottle and spray the blades as you are doing 75 and cannot see through the windshield due to splash back and the shit they put on the road to stop ice... (obviously by this time you are out of washer fluid....) Please don't ask how I know this.....