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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. US$10,000? Way too much for a '79. Realistically, US$5,000-7,000 in good condition. If it's in Boston, there is a good chance of rust. Then, lower. I have a '69 that was restored in the 80s. I'd be lucky to see $10,000.
  2. The sail numbers are clearly seen.
  3. Just heard. Gordie Howe @ 88. RIP
  4. And what pray tell, would be your solution here? nuke the Philippines of course. and guam, just to make sure. Nuke them with what? The underfunded military he kept promising to revitalize, but didn't in his entire time in office?
  5. We're all good friends. That's why we stayed together for so long. Half the fk ups in the spring are mine.
  6. I've sailed with most of my crew for over a decade. At the beginning of every season, it's like they've never been on a boat; but, a few fk ups later, we're all good.
  7. A sailmaker once told me that white spinnakers are the best for light wind. The ink weighs it down.
  8. As I understand it, all the way from the west coast, he cleaned up, a lot of, the many, many, years of the established city of Toronto political gravy train, that was sucking on and wasting the tax payers hard earned money... and he basically, pissed off all of the political status quo by doing it. Hard to find a politician that will do that.. or that wants too..... "The rest of the story" was really only about his personal issues. Cleaned up the gravy train? He created his own. His old buddies got jobs as his driver and security and got paid stupid amounts to do it. He his staff help him coach the high school team he coached. He forced the TTC to empty a transit bus so it could transport that football team. Do you consider road maintenance as gravy? He stopped that. If you lived in the city, you had to dodge massive pot holes. He created the impression he cared about it when he created a photo op of him filling pot holes in his ward. I actually considered sending the city bills for my car's alignment. He cut spending to transit. Because of him, I had to spend $20/day to park because the TTC was too crowded. I had to wait for 3 streetcars just to get on this made me close to 30 minutes late for work. This is the tip of the iceberg. Just 2 years with a new mayor, funding is restored to the TTC and city hall is working together to get things done. John Tory is trying to get the councillors to work together as opposed to fight them.
  9. I just heard the great man passed on March 21. Star sailor, Olympian, father of the Laser, Officer of the Order of Canada. One of Canada's greatest sailors and boat builders. I'll miss him.
  10. He did no good for the city. You weren't living here. He was divisive and a bully. If you didn't live in the suburbs, you were fked. His administration cut the transit budget, he didn't care, suburbanites drove everywhere. He encouraged spending money in the suburbs so the infrastructure in the city went to shit. He embarrassed the citizens of Toronto. Do you think it's cool to have a crack smoking mayor caught on video smoking crack and acting like an idiot. City hall was a dysfunctional place during his regime.
  11. It's supposed to get up to 9C next week. Count away.
  12. Well, seeing he's president of North Sails...
  13. Wasn't the last one a "learn to sail" groupie?
  14. I think a sticky should be made with a glossary. That way a link can be made for non-SAers