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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. This place used to be a wealth of knowledge where a question like this would be answered directly by people in know. Now it's just innuendo as to why you may want to think twice about it. "You may want to call So-and-so." "You may want to buy your local expert some beer first." What exactly are the issues with Melges 24's that were raced hard that causes them to deteriorate to a point that makes them a 'buyer beware' commodity?
  2. Gotta wait for Prozak to chime in again I guess.
  3. She's bound for Detroit.
  4. Match racing format.
  5. The wheel pedestal whipping around like rubber is pretty wild also. It's pretty amazing how much elasticity is built into that steering pedestal. From the looks of how far the boom travels when they tack, the main was eased. Didn't dump enough mainshret or ease it soon enough. Can't imagine what the damage to Gladiator would have been like had they not hit right at the runner winch.
  6. You guys are lost. Scot is the biggest PUSSY in sailing ever. He has never competed in a OD dinghy or done anything on his own. Everything he has done is on the backs of others..................PERIOD. He bitches and offers nothing. He is much like Trump only, Scot has no money, just a history of fucking others in the ass. As for Clean, I've never had a word with the guy but he seems to like Scot more than anything else, sailing included. I guess it's good to ride on the backs of others......................isn't that what lawyers and grifters do? Grifter: Someone who cheats others out of money. Grifters are also known as chiselers, defrauders, gougers, scammers, swindlers, and Flim-flam man. And next week Dawg will have a new screen name and a different IP address after Scot and/or Clean gives him the boot again.
  7. Not sure where you heard that rumor but IL mostro is most definetley not for sale and winndquest is been launched this year "Is been"? I'm so fucking confused now. Did you mean that Windquest "is being" launched this summer, meaning she'll sail 2-3 races and then back in the shed, or did you mean "has been" meaning she's sitting in the water now which would make for some pretty chilly crew practice?
  8. It is in the chapter on Amusement Taxes. Just wait. I'm sure once this passes the state legislature, the city of Chicago will be next to tax your dues.
  9. Kind of ironic to read such defamatory remarks from someone who bashes conservatives and claims to support gay rights. Didn't know the Editor was a bigot. Just whenever it suits his own agenda...or if you disagree with him and call him out for it.
  10. Aren't they all?
  11. Kind of ironic to read such defamatory remarks from someone who bashes conservatives and claims to support gay rights.
  12. Lead Oxide
  13. What makes you so sure these boats will be around after this edition?
  14. Thanks for sharing. It would be nice to see this line up and square off against some of the other Fast 40's this summer. Not sure if it fits inside their box rule, but if not, I'm not sure why they wouldn't adjust to allow it in.
  15. Here are a couple of pics of the dog house on Pied Piper, hull #5, from when she was racing on the Great Lakes. Photos courtesy of the Pied Piper Racing website.