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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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  2. If they keep sailing cats or very fast foiling boats, the apparent wind sailors will be required. Guys deano and spitty are a bridge between to the two. Skiff and cat sailors are the future helms in these apparent wind machines.
  3. I'm not sure of that. Ellison was and is a very good helmsman. Take a look at his sailing history. Sayanora never lost a regatta, he beat the best helming a rc44. But you're right about e22 or a star. But a 6meter is slow boat, I don't think he is into those. Lol Anyways, Vancouver is a beautiful city, and this will be a classy regatta, attracting some excellent talent.
  4. I don't think Larry is into old, (yet beautiful) slow, moderately expensive yacht racing. He prefers obscenely expensive, fucking cool, extremely fast yacht racing.
  5. Interesting, when caught in a lie, CNN, retract it and get the offending parties to resign. Pitty that politicians don't have that sort of ethics, but if they did who would qualify to hold office?
  6. For small diameter dyneema I use a piece of seizing wire folded in half and some tape.
  7. I know a kid who was 19 when some builder put that chainsaw blade in a grinder and handed it to him. Poor fucker has a scar down his face from his forehead to his chin. Lucky he didn't lose an eye. I don't let my labourers use grinder with a steel blade unless it it only took that will work. Anything spinning at 12000 rpm that could kick or explode is dangerous shit.
  8. Resplicing worn dyneema can be difficult. Just buy some 5mm heat set sk75 and make your own new ones. Pretty easy to do. If you don't think you can splice buy a set off of one if the many retailers that advertise on this site.
  9. Hitting a biker from behind is akin to running over an opti with a jclass. The opti has every right to be on water, and it's not to hard to give a few feet of space. And if you can't pass safely, you're an incompetent driver who has no business being there.
  10. The Dems aren't that bright. Why wouldn't they put up a star candidate in Georgia. Like a basketball star, or a football star.
  11. But she has never really shown true legs racing. Rates faster than a Tp52, but I don't think she could beat any of them. Very roundshaped design vs the 35.
  12. Wife loves the musto mpx drop seat for the melges 24. It sucks peeing into a bucket, let alone getting completely undressed to go pee in the vast open areas of a melges. The one issue is the shoulder straps cross to close for her neck and rub a bit.
  13. http://m.thespec.com/opinion-story/6517603-cyclists-vs-drivers-who-pays-their-fair-share- Here is one possible way to look at it.
  14. You're some thing special dabs, with an r. A human being got run over because a driver couldn't spare a foot or two or was too busy to care to slow down. Cyclists do pay taxes, in fact if you do the math, maybe more taxes per mile than a motor vehicle. The manufacturing of vehicles is subsidized by taxes a cyclist pays with out using the product. As far as paying for road use, let's pay by square foot of space used and mile driven, a giant homo chariot like a f350, should pay more than cyclist then.
  15. Just watched the testimony, 25 times he said, "I don't recall" or words similar. If my kid pulled that shit I say she was lying, but he is a politician. Is he being truthful or is getting oldtimers disease? I get he is defending himself, and I generally think people who defend themselves as he did are usually not guilty. I'm just curious on what narrative you all got from his testimony?