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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. "There will certainly be a significant investigation of this incident. AIS transponders are mandated by the Internation Maritime Organization. They transmit a ship's identity, position, course and speed every 6 seconds when underway. AIS equipment was designed specifically for collision avoidance (as well as traffic management near ports) and automatic alarms will usually sound when the equipment detects a potential for collision. Military vessels are not required to carry AIS. For obvious reasons, military missions would not allow transmissions of this type. Many military vessels do carry AIS receivers, however. If present, such a receiver should have alerted the crew of the Fitzgerald of the threat. More likely, the crew would rely on even more sophisticated equipment such as radar Radar would not identify the vessel, as AIS does, but it would certainly detect the oncoming vessel. For ships of this size, AIS should be detectable at a range of 20 miles or more if the equipment is operating properly. We know that the ACX was steaming at about 17 kt. We don't know the speed of the Fitzgerald. However, even at her maximum speed of about 30kt, the closing speed would have been 47kt in the worst case (probably much less since the ships collided obliquely and the Fitzgerald was likely not going at max speed). AIS alone (let alone the extensive active radar carried by the Fitzgerald) would have provided at least 25 minutes to adjust course to avoid the collision." https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/assessing-uss-fitzgerald-collision-acx-crystal-eric-meger Having spent some time in those waters on USN ships and making the approach from the channel into Yokosuka, Japan can be a challenge, incredible amount of traffic, merchant, military and private.
  2. would devour any of the sammies in that pic, less liverwurst and PBJ's only in emergencies... If you haven't tried one, do yourself a favor, Salmon BLT! BTW, America’s Bacon Reserves Are at a ‘50-Year Low’ http://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/restaurantsandnews/america%e2%80%99s-bacon-reserves-are-at-a-%e2%80%9850-year-low%e2%80%99/ar-AAmv9Ni?ocid=DELLDHP
  3. A dead Syrian...
  4. For those that don't want religion rammed down their throats. The founder(s) of AA when finalizing the Book Alcoholics Anonymous made one small change that resulted in steering atheist/agnostics towards the AA way instead of away form it,That is, changed every reference in the book from "God" to "A Higher Power"... Contrary to what many in the medical field maintain, Alcoholism is a disease, and unfortunately there is no cure other than complete abstinence. Unlike cancer or any other life threatening disease, where the person receives sympathy and vast amounts of support, there is still a stigma associated with alcoholics, that of a weak minded person with no self-discipline, that should be able to just put the bottle down. Social drinkers can have a couple of beers, wine, cocktails and be done. Alcoholics don't/can't stop until everything around them is consumed or they black-out. I believe most alcoholics are pre-disposed to this condition through genetics and come into the world with a 0-2 count to start their life. Subsequent environmental factors and life events just add fuel to the fire. To the OP, your spouse has to focus on one thing and one thing to get well and stay well, herself and her sobriety. You, your children, her career will come back to life once she has some sobriety time under her belt and can begin to look outward to mend the relationships she cares most about. It may sound harsh and self-centered, but it works. Re-Hab is a good start, if nothing else she will be sober for 30 days, but as posted the statistics of Re-hab patients is dramatically against the struggling alcoholic (2 out of 10) may stay sober after a Re-hab stint and many relapse. AA has a far better success rate and continues to offer a way-out. I truly hope nothing but success for your spouse. I can appreciate the pain and helplessness she’s going through! If part of your beliefs pray and pray often! I’ve watched it destroy the lives many even to the point of death, including several members of my family and it almost got me! Be her pillar and keep the faith my friend!
  5. Off to the big tee box in the sky... RIP Arnie. Great ambassador for the game of golf! The sport of sailing would benefit from someone like him!
  6. Has anyone else noticed how Quintana is constantly hugging C. Fromme's rear wheel? In what I've watched, when the camera focuses on the C. Fromme, there Quintana, sucking hind tit! Get out and do some work!
  7. "Providing the attached Assessment on the new Pokemon Go game that has become increasingly popular and prevalent in recent weeks. The game requires players to travel around to "pokespots" (real world places) and "capture pokemons" with their cell phone's camera. This game has had several instances of leading players onto DoD installations. This has led to a potential to increase suspicious activity around DoD facilities, increases the likelihood for attempts for unauthorized entry, and has put several players at risk out in town as well. Personnel should be advised to review their installation or command's photography and restricted area policies and are reminded that unauthorized photography is a reportable security violation. Unauthorized entry into restricted areas is also a security violation. Both should be reported to your Security Department. Personnel are also advised to exercise caution and awareness in their activities out in the world as they play that game as there have been instances of criminals using the game to lure people into dangerous situations such as robbery and players getting injured because they weren't paying attention to their surroundings. In short, be careful with the game out in town and keep it away from the base. Personnel should be advised to contact their Security Department with any questions or concerns. Thanks!" Really! You have send out this type of email to "adults"...
  8. short list: Farr 395
  9. Hope you enjoyed your BD K8! You're in VA. Beach correct, which YC? Will Be down over the 4th (Sandbridge) any races going on? ho
  10. Mountain Oingo Boingo Grinder Switch Ozark Mountain Dare Devils Tower of Power AWB America Root Boy Slim
  11. Hope your rocket can make several trips? The list of passengers, at least my list, is scary long...
  12. Yes, It was in fact the southern Sky...
  13. mainsheetsister... Very early Wednesday morning (1:00 am), southern Va. coast, besides Mother Natures incredible fireworks display over the ocean, I noticed a unique cross pattern of stars and/or planets. It was situated right in the middle of an opening in the clouds with an incredible display of stars. Anything of astronomical significance going on? Never seen anything quite like it...
  14. wonder what's stored in that big dildo....?