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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.

fairlane

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  1. I was born and raised in in southeast Florida. I moved to California as a young man and have lived there since. I come back to Florida often to visit family. With this perspective of having lived long term in these 2 different states I've got to say that Florida is filled with very rude people. In California I have a hard time recalling any incidents of people berating or swearing at others in public. When I visit Florida for just a 2 or 3 week stay I'll witness multiple occurrences of someone behaving like a cretin in public. What is it with the folks in Florida? Most of those type aren't native Floridians... they migrated down there from further north. I've run across 2 distinct types of assholes. The loud, obnoxious New Yorker who turns an ordinary encounter with a sales person into a obscene shouting match. They're unpleasant but I've never felt they were dangerous. Then there are the locals who are born and raised in Florida. I remember 1 in particular at a gas station who started insulting a women for no reason that I could discern. He was so threatening and malevolent that I stated getting concerned for her and my safety. I finished fueling my car and got the hell out of there. You encountered him at a gas station, and determined he was born and raised in Florida? How did you do that? You are right, I don't know if he was a local. I do know he wasn't from New York, his accent was local. He looked like one of the local rednecks. Coincidentally, I was in St. Pete this weekend. Sure enough, the first time I was out in public, a hotel on the beach, a young guy passing by me rudely insulted a young woman walking behind me.
  2. I was born and raised in in southeast Florida. I moved to California as a young man and have lived there since. I come back to Florida often to visit family. With this perspective of having lived long term in these 2 different states I've got to say that Florida is filled with very rude people. In California I have a hard time recalling any incidents of people berating or swearing at others in public. When I visit Florida for just a 2 or 3 week stay I'll witness multiple occurrences of someone behaving like a cretin in public. What is it with the folks in Florida? Most of those type aren't native Floridians... they migrated down there from further north. I've run across 2 distinct types of assholes. The loud, obnoxious New Yorker who turns an ordinary encounter with a sales person into a obscene shouting match. They're unpleasant but I've never felt they were dangerous. Then there are the locals who are born and raised in Florida. I remember 1 in particular at a gas station who started insulting a women for no reason that I could discern. He was so threatening and malevolent that I stated getting concerned for her and my safety. I finished fueling my car and got the hell out of there.
  3. I was born and raised in in southeast Florida. I moved to California as a young man and have lived there since. I come back to Florida often to visit family. With this perspective of having lived long term in these 2 different states I've got to say that Florida is filled with very rude people. In California I have a hard time recalling any incidents of people berating or swearing at others in public. When I visit Florida for just a 2 or 3 week stay I'll witness multiple occurrences of someone behaving like a cretin in public. What is it with the folks in Florida?
  4. Where did the OP get the evidence that the WB forum is not owned by WoodenBoat? At the bottom of every page in the WBF I see this: Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3 Copyright © 2016 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright WoodenBoat Publications, 2016 I don't see any indication that anyone other than WoodenBoat owns the WBF.
  5. In which sub-forum did you start the thread?
  6. There is a Picasa album link on this page with hundreds of nice photos of his build: http://sailnaway.blogspot.com/p/b-expedition-canoe.html Here is a video of his first sail in the canoe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqS7fzmc-_0
  7. The 2 lead competitors in the Watertribe Ultimate Florida Challenge, team SOS and team Lrock and Crazy Russian are flying up the coast. SOS is frequently averaging 8 knots and Lrock and Crazy Russian are even faster.
  8. Look closer, watertriber "Bacon" is Randy Smith, not Smyth.
  9. Was the windlass being used to raise FH's anchor when the windlass clutch broke? Or was the CG pulling the anchor with their own windlass?
  10. What did the Coast Guard do to break your windlass and anchor?