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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.
    • 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. From the NMC website: MMC w/Officer or Qualified Ratings endorsements 360 days of service during the past 5 years, OR Pass a comprehensive, open-book exercise, OR Complete an approved refresher training course, OR Provide evidence of employment as a qualified instructor or in a position closely related to the operation, construction, or repair of vessels (either deck or engineer as appropriate) for at least 3 yrs during the past 5 years, OR Provide evidence of being a qualified instructor who has taught a CG approved course relevant to the endorsement being applied at least twice within past 5 years. a) Deck Officer must pass ROR; Engineers (*See Note 1 below) c) If mariner is holding a QMED rating that was combined with another, the mariner can renew as is, or request to take the exam for the additional rating that now combined with one they are currently holding 10.209 10.227 https://www.uscg.mil/nmc/checklists/pdfs/mcp_fm_nmc5_01_web.pdf?list9=%2Fnmc%2Fchecklists%2Fpdfs%2Fmcp_fm_nmc5_01_web.pdf&B4=GO%21 I would bring that issue up with him and ask how he intends the renew. Good Luck, Marc
  2. http://lolojonesusa.com Not hard to look at and a LSU Tiger, GGRRRRRRRR
  3. http://www.nbcolympics.com/sailing Google is your friend...
  4. I keep a can for my diesel. I use old koozies on the can to keep rust rings down. The neoprene one fit better
  5. Remember, the radio MUST BE OFF when you attach or detach the RAM Mic Marc
  6. I took a pile of regatta tees and had a quilt made. It came out nice and was affordable. I,ll post the website if interested. Marc
  7. I can get it on APPLE TV ! Live right now 10:00 AM Sunday 5/8/16
  8. So is the crew stilled pissed about not losing their jobs?!??!?
  9. https://keys.craigslist.org/boa/5482485994.html 50 amp breaker included
  10. Seinfeld had a few laughs Hogans Heroes Hill Street Blues McHails Navy
  11. Our new RHIB fills with rainwater in the inner hull. I understand rainwater in the small well aft, but water is collecting inside the double hull. Fresh Water (I tasted it) collects during overnight rain and I have to use a pump under the rear seat. Anyone with this experience? Marc
  12. The kid getting hit is pretty tough!!
  13. Yep, that's my problem!! the break was so clean I could not tell they are one piece. The diagrams show a side view, so I did not realize it is one piece. That is the correct repair kit. Just ordered mine. Amazon ~$27 which includes $8 shipping. Pump is from 1993 so 23 years before rebuild is not bad!
  14. Yes I see now that the piston bottom has broken off (not a separate piece). will order the other repair kit Thanks all, Marc