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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. They're all for sale
  2. Fluff's Travels
  3. The S2 7.9 is a bit sticky in light air. We sail against a Wavelength 24 and an Olson 25 and they move much better in the light. Neither of them are great with 3 on board though, probably need at least 4 to sail well.
  4. Tony did a great job for me, and he drove to Boothbay. Mark
  5. Neat to hear that Steve Purdy on Trader is still at it! Same Trader, different Steve. The next generation has stepped up.
  6. That sounds like a great series. CYC would definitely get behind that style of racing.
  7. During the NE Harbor race we were discussing the benefits of moving the Monhegan to a calendar slot that had a historical trend of better wind. It was either that or coming up with a new low-key distance race for the early fall.
  8. NE Harbor race did run and while the wind was a bit light, it was still a good time. Low-key organization, but looking at the fleet size, that's just fine. My thoughts are that this time of year is a good one for distance racing in the Gulf of Maine seeing as the wind should be more reliable than in early August. I really hope the race will run in 2009. Results are here eventually.
  9. No offense to the fine folks at PYC, but as a CYC member I'd much prefer to have my local fleet be GMORA rather than another area club. For that reason alone, they do provide value.
  10. Thanks for the info. The word I got from Sailmaine is that the series starts on Oct. 28 and runs until the last Sunday in Dec. Team slots may still be available.
  11. So, is there any organized (read: for any value of organized) frostbiting in Casco Bay? I know there used to be a group at PYS on the Ynglings.
  12. Saw the boat out last Sunday. Looks nice and seems to move along well. As noted, hope it comes with a wetsuit and a good knife to cut away the lobster pots.
  13. How did the H33 like the breeze? Saw you it heading down to the tugboat muster today and thought it looked pretty nice. However, some of the wavelength pics show some pretty healthy scallops in the jib.
  14. Barley - saw the boat at MYS last night. Looking Good. PM'd you about some crew info. Mark