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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. I sent you a note I own hull # 9 in Chicago and I can give you some info
  2. Do not mention it Grinder, where else would I have been able to meet 120 great people ? It was a pleasure to be part of the team
  3. Humbling. Learned a ton. Loved it. Can't wait for the Mac! Hroth excellent, some boats have been sailed for quite some time. great seeing you guys on the line, enjoy the Mac. They are a pretty sweet boat for the run North. You guys stepped on to a great class of OD sail boat racing Great people, you mentioned you learned a lot, do not forget to ask, every one is willing to help Thank you to all the volunteers that helped putting 2016 J 111 NA event together, John Travis, Len Siegle, Chicago Yacht Club at Belmont just to name a few It was our third NA in the Class and one World regatta, we also learned a lot in this class . We learned that people are kind , we learned that in tough times every one in the class will give you a big hug Unfortunately it may have been our last regatta on the Mighty Wotton due to the circumstances Sail on Bill Smith Dorin Team Wooton
  4. How to guide from CST might help some. http://www.cstcomposites.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/How-to-track-your-mast.pdf Thank you very much Much appreciated DC
  5. I own Rocket 22 hull # 9 and taking a look at the mast when I put the boat away in the fall I noticed that the main sail track that is glued to the mast came unglued for about 4-5 ft at the top of the mast Can anyone tell me what glue should I use , seems that the track is some kind of plastic Thank you for your help in advance DC
  6. Jsmin, I think that by being the only class in Key West to step on the scale it means that 30 Lbs of crew weight more or less matters more to a 9500lbs J 111 boat than on a -2000 lbs J 70 with a sunken keel or without We are making the crew weight and been starving for the last 45 days and are all skipping Christmas dinners with family , all for the sport we love
  7. I am getting calls from more and more teams that are not happy with leaving a long term shipmate home
  8. It maybe the "J111 spring championship " sponsored by the California J 111 fleet Rocking the boat allowed !!
  9. Have your owner tell the 1 guy that we will all be racing PHRF and he can sail by himself
  10. Agree with The Wicked team, i will try to get a hold of Brad from the Utah team and the Spaceman Spiff from the Great Lake , can you guys contact the east coast teams I guess we all forgot to contact the West coast boats in Oct
  11. Don't sweat the little things, you do not need to be pigging out ( it is not healthy) our team will come in and help out ,we will all get on the scale at once and we will be at 1300 KG We are team players and we will rescue
  12. 12345 What bone do you have in this ? Is this a national regatta that you are attending ? Is anyone advocating that we change the class rules for J 111 NA and the worlds This tread started with people that are doing Key west, last I looked you guys were not on the list . I would check back with the J 70 class and see when was the last time the class sailed at 280 kgs. Not likely , all boats have 4 people . Ask the guy that you sail with , no need to go digging around Ps , love the women are your boat -