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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. Just a fun (bbq) race update. With me and two girls, we had to do NFS Inshore as spinnies were banned by wifey with so light a crew. Winds sucked (0-3), waves "square". No boat in any of the Inshore classes finished before the time limit. But enjoyed the fact that rounding times counted and the old war horse garnered a first. TOG
  2. Not the first failure. These took "forever" and didn't meet specs http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-navys-long-overdue-smart-deadly-patrol-boat-has-a-1631598708 I worked in Tacoma and these were yanked out at our yard and fiddled with a lot. Lots of added weight. TOG
  3. Gotta love the Cali's. "The" this and "the" that. Just imagine if New Yawka's started calling it "The 95" Jeezes get rid of the "the" you idjits. TOG
  4. Grandfather built a cottage in Bay Head in 1900 or so. Still in the family. Present boat would be aground full time if there (draws 9 1/2') Can't help much more than that being in PNW since the 70's. TOG
  5. Latest: Darwin candidates (many) keep going into the ice caves round about here. One more met their fate this week: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/collapse-at-ice-caves-kills-1-injures-4/
  6. Me happy!!! Been doin bacon and eggs for brekky for YEARS. Long may the TOG live !
  7. The financial benefit has been gone for a loooong time. You still have to register in most states--and you have to pay your sales tax and your property tax where applicable--you just don't have to put numbers on your bow. +1. Alaska was one state that didn't want annual fees if documented. Now in WA and stand back. And yes, everything costs. Just got new FCC Recreational Ship licences (VHF, HF, EPIRB, MMSI etc) for $250. Good for 10 years but still .. .. .. I think was all computer generated as it turned around in like one working day and sent via email. TOG
  8. In July/Aug? Prolly kinda really hot and really muggy.
  9. "Hard" aground, or at anchor. And that's a whole lot of melanoma in progress given the color of those thighs, chest and tummy.
  10. Mac 26. HWSNBN's wife? Maybe let him back if a yes?
  11. Defying Newton
  12. As a bit of trivia, the Pardey's were sailing about Puget Sound maybe 8 or so years back and planned to go to Victoria probably to clear customs into Kanukistan. The Inner Harbor has an enforced regulation that you shall take down sails and motor in the designated transit lanes only. (Did I say it's enforced?) So they apparently were intercepted and informed of this regulation. I guess they said something about how the boat didn't have an engine and how they had sailed multiple times around the world blah blah blah. I heard the authorities didn't believe them (Larry looks a bit like an out of work hippie so . . ) and said go away. I never heard what the final outcome was but I think they got a tow. And the reason for this regulation? Very narrow fairway shared with seaplane landings and take-off's. So slowly tacking up the fairway might have been dodgy. Sometimes auxiliary power can be helpful.
  13. See Post #2. I agree, Sika has failed me too, so gave Gouv's system a try. See me next summer for how its doing.
  14. I'm pushing. White Wing's on board. No feedback form SYC yet. Anyway, see you then.
  15. I had that bike as a kid. Won in a Piggly Wiggly raffle when I was still too young (read small) to ride it. So my dad, in his infinite wisdom, put wood blocks on the pedals, taught me how to get started by climbing aboard at the back steps and pushing off. The only way I could dismount was to do a controlled crash hopefully on a soft spot. The handle bars got pretty scratched up. Eventually grew into it and had it for quite a few years. Was a heavy mother though as I recall. TOG