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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 love this. Boat is currently in Annapolis and F2F might be a good tune up for Down the Bay. Make it interesting and add Fort Washington in the mix for us Upper Potomac boats. I come over to the Bay at least once a year......you guys should come to our extra-wide drainage ditch.
  2. Nice job photoshopping the North logo out!
  3. Down the Bay Race would be good practice. We need more boats in the double-handed class.
  4. I hate when people suggest stuff like this because then I want to do it. Let's bring back GOR! I've been told that my boat (Truculent Turtle-Lindenberg 26) has done it many, many years ago but I've never been able to find results to confirm that. But damn I'd love to revitalize that race.
  5. Gerard - If the D29 you got wouldn't have been on the left coast it would have been mine. I liked the deep keel that yours has. The one in Annapolis was removed from the market without selling (or so I've been told). I looked at that one but really liked the deep keel option yours has. Decided to hold off (for now). Great boat. I'm envious.
  6. Is Tom McNeil still there?
  7. Mike McCook is excellent. Just did an insurance survey for me. 202.288.4537.
  8. Instead of sail material for Lee cloths, use mesh. Breathable.
  9. Reckless Kelly - Crazy Eddie's Last Hurrah
  10. These are great. Trophies are just stupid things that sit on a mantle and collect dust, or take up space in a basement. I just threw a big box of them away last fall. I couldn't even find a group to take them. I'm all for things you can use in daily life that bring back good memories of a fun weekend on the water when you get to the bottom of your cereal bowl.
  11. Love, love, love my Lindenberg 26. I don't bother with local club racing anymore, mostly due to bullshit club politics and involvement with my kids extracurricular activities, but we race the shit out of it in several overnight distance races each year. I still need to tick off the O in MORC one of these days. I'm told my boat once won the DelMarVa race, but haven't been able to find evidence to prove it. I'd have no issues taking that 37 year old boat out in the ocean.
  12. You mean that's not how we're supposed to sail the downwind leg today? Crap!
  13. Congrats MD. I'm envious.
  14. Bought a new XV Crosstrek manual in late August. Love it. First gear is a little tall but you eventually get used to it....even in DC traffic. Consistent 25+mpg in the city. Not many bells and whistles but I really didn't want any. Anxious to play in the snow. Came into the Subaru from an '02 GMC Envoy and was worried about missing all the extra cargo space......but haven't missed the GMC one bit yet, especially at the gas pump.