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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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    It's in the "cloud"...
  2. http://www.carolinasailingclub.org
  3. The Case for Nationalizing Elon Musk

    That's the problem w/low bid contracts. G'vmt agencies must use lowest bid contracts. Corporate world not.
  4. It's a lot of nothing going in. Wealthy get HUGE tax cut, don't put the money into economy, wages, stock market. It will all go to LLCs, offshore companies, Privately held foundations, etc. It's about inflation, and fear of inflation. It's about the cynical uber rich, trying to "disrupt" the world economy. i.e.: 2008. It failed in some fashion then. Also, succeeded in some fashion. What is going to happen now? Stock market crash, gov. shutdown. Let's have a military parade! We are failing ourselves.
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  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    fixed it for you....
  9. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    There was no obligation. Was an act of mercy. I don't think there is a 24 hour watch at "race control". Was someone in the right place, with good judgement. Are you insinuating that if the competitor hit the reef "race control" would be complicit? Was just lucky someone was watching. If the tracker was real time all the time a spectator could step up, make a call that changes the outcome of the race. How cool would that be?
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    So, they should be penalized for listening to the radio? Or checking the mail? Think this through... It's an unsolicited notification. How can that be penalized?
  11. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Are you against "race control"? Air traffic control? The competitors already are under a port control, with restricted areas in the racecourse. How is that different? Our sport is finally coming of age, with real time tracking, and spectators. WTF? Let's embrace technology, and modern life. Save lives, and make our sport more interesting. Not an anachronism.
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Are you kidding? We should all be thankful there was someone awake at "race control" who got on the horn. This is a safety issue, as well as an insurance, and investment issue. Not a competitive issue. This is a perfect example of how modern technology can help make a race safer, and more competitive. No one wins if the boats all end up on a reef in the middle of nowhere. In the next (hopefully) version of this race there may be a way that radar images, ais, can be transmitted with telemetry to "race control" and a collision with a non-competitor could be avoided. A penalty to any team, or official, would just slow the warning, and cause seconds to be wasted.
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    "once more into the breach"...
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