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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. can you say "kelp stick"??
  2. Wind strength, and correct jib trim has a lot to do with your success
  3. I like my Zhik, but have type III"s also. Best answer to the Coasties or the regatta chair is to wear the Zhik while you have a inflatable waist belt in the locker on the boat. USCG says it just needs to be aboard, not necessarily on..
  4. Speed is your friend, flat is best, if no kite up and you have a jib, leave it backwinded coming out of gybe. It will help keep the bow down
  5. It's good for the gun lobbyist bottom line
  6. Bait, check up on your US History, after the Civil War, the Republicans at the time morphed into the Democrats, and the Dems became the Republican Party.. So in reality, Lincoln was a Dem Nice try at historical revisionism. Did you learn that in Art History? http://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.html
  7. Bait, check up on your US History, after the Civil War, the Republicans at the time morphed into the Democrats, and the Dems became the Republican Party.. So in reality, Lincoln was a Dem
  8. I heard 760 rounds were fired by LE during the shootout... I would guess that something "accessed their minds", possibly more than once... "Nice shooting Tex!" And no collateral damage, job well done I say..
  9. Is the Ed branching out and licencing new kit?? http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/tech-n-spec/castelli-tempesta-review/
  10. That's me... I'm in Any rumor that we are staying @ the Gosling's distribution center?
  11. Is that when you get pushed off the plank @ the top mark? I'm in...
  12. Let's drop the games out of this discussion for a moment. I feel there are FAR TOO MANY coach boats out for weekend events.. I have seen 15+ in LB on many occasions.. You want to talk about the cost of sailing these days? I feel this has become a major impact.. Who is paying for these $80K ribs?? We all are in a way. They seem to do a good job of getting in the way on the race course, and it seems most of what they are doing is handing out sammies and water to the kiddies. 30 years ago, you NEVER saw this type of thing, and I would bet that the US medalists from back in the day never had this type of overview when they were developing sailors. They seemed to do fine. To me the cost / benefit ratio is upside down. Rant over, have a nice day.
  13. Lol.,. Curry hurries.. 😳
  14. Much cheaper, wont last more than 24mo, but none of them do...
  15. So where should regattas be held? It will cost more for PNW teams to make to to FL than EC teams to Bermuda. It cost a lot for EC teams to come to LB, vice versa.. I wish airfare and ground transport were cheaper. Road transit starts about a $1 / mile and goes up from there. look @ a map, it's a big country. Viper one design racing is strong and vibrant in many areas of the country, PNW, So Cal, Northeast, Great Lakes region and soon into the Gulf. Not everyone can make a NA event, either due to time / work constraints or cash flow. But the class is strong and growing. look @ my signature for So Cal events.