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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. Our setup is done. I will take some pics and post them. Similar but not identical to what you all are talking about. Hroth
  2. We are headed to Harbor Springs in a week or so but the plan is to be back in Muskegon for the Anchorage and then the UK Fall Series. Good times ahead! Hroth
  3. Great fun sailing in Muskegon this weekend...thanks to the RC. Good to be back, if only temporarily. Hroth
  4. Thats the direction we are headed. Thanks. Hroth
  5. Has anyone done a double-ended boom vang setup? If so, any pics would be appreciated. Hrothgar Variance USA 100
  6. You could probably get the Peerless in Muskegon for that...I hear rumor that the owner is buying a new boat...PM Triple 000 Hroth
  7. If a tree falls in the woods and there is no one there to hear it, does it make any noise? Just sayin.... Hrothgar
  8. Sounds like your personal safety is more important to you than your beliefs. Sad really. What if all the Civil Rights activists had felt the same way. Hroth What's really sad is the Regressive Racists who permeate parts of the South, and elsewhere. I agree that racism is sad. But not standing up for what you believe in is worse... Hroth Getting the snot beat out of me won't help anyone else, and it will hurt me. Are you really that afraid? I would kill myself if I had to live in a community where I was afraid to voice my opinion. What a shame your life must be... Hroth
  9. I just think its despicable that a candidate who lost in a legitimate election is now going to be "part of the resistance" to a duly elected leader. Whether or not you like Trump (I give him a B- so far), what HAS BEEN special about our democracy is the graciousness of defeated candidates. You even saw it with Gore and Kerry who both lost is much closer elections. Hroth
  10. the program wasn't cut, its reguirements were changed. How school lunches are funded did not change. What is on the plate did. I don't know about you, but I had kids in public schools in the USA. When Michelle Obamas lunch program started the food went from edible to crappy. Kids were hungry before the school day ended. Partly because they weren't getting enoughCalories in their lunch to sustain them and partly because they weren't finishing the crap they were served. I see the benefit of serving healthy foods and teaching kids how to make better food choices, but the program wasn't working. It's unclear what regulations are being "relaxed" but if a program isn't working..(and it takes more than just a few years to iron out wrinkles) you don't throw it away..you fix it..ah..but the Trump admin only know how to smash things..building things..well the record is a little grim so far. a list of cheap and nutricious food most kids will eat. Cheesy and onion mash, boiled sweet corn, tuna casserole, various dips with carrots and celery, spicy dry fried chicken, fried rice, big bowl of thick minestrone and chunk of fresh bread. assorted sandwiches (egg, lettuce tuna VEGEMITE and cheese, vegitable tempura, baked zuchini and mushroom pasta (with mozza) colslaw pasta salad , rice salad, pumpkin salad etc etc etc..it's not rocket science it's what you put in it to make it tasty. how do you iron out wrinkles when relaxing a standard is being described as throwing out the program. I get it, everything the USA does now is crap because you hate Trump, but why don't you let us worry about our kids lunches and you try to figure out aboriginal issues or some other local concern. That menu of choices sounds like something out of Oliver Twist... "Sir, can I have more cheese and onion mash?" Hroth you grill the top Stamppot to the dutch. Cheesy potatoes with a little onion mixed in sounds delicious... Hroth
  11. "outlaw all insurance schemes?" Sounds like you are bitter over something. Personally, I love insurance. I have health, auto (x3), home (x2), boat (x2), and life (me and the spouse), and personal umbrella liability. It gives me a sense of security. Why don't you like it? Hroth
  12. the program wasn't cut, its reguirements were changed. How school lunches are funded did not change. What is on the plate did. I don't know about you, but I had kids in public schools in the USA. When Michelle Obamas lunch program started the food went from edible to crappy. Kids were hungry before the school day ended. Partly because they weren't getting enoughCalories in their lunch to sustain them and partly because they weren't finishing the crap they were served. I see the benefit of serving healthy foods and teaching kids how to make better food choices, but the program wasn't working. It's unclear what regulations are being "relaxed" but if a program isn't working..(and it takes more than just a few years to iron out wrinkles) you don't throw it away..you fix it..ah..but the Trump admin only know how to smash things..building things..well the record is a little grim so far. a list of cheap and nutricious food most kids will eat. Cheesy and onion mash, boiled sweet corn, tuna casserole, various dips with carrots and celery, spicy dry fried chicken, fried rice, big bowl of thick minestrone and chunk of fresh bread. assorted sandwiches (egg, lettuce tuna VEGEMITE and cheese, vegitable tempura, baked zuchini and mushroom pasta (with mozza) colslaw pasta salad , rice salad, pumpkin salad etc etc etc..it's not rocket science it's what you put in it to make it tasty. how do you iron out wrinkles when relaxing a standard is being described as throwing out the program. I get it, everything the USA does now is crap because you hate Trump, but why don't you let us worry about our kids lunches and you try to figure out aboriginal issues or some other local concern. That menu of choices sounds like something out of Oliver Twist... "Sir, can I have more cheese and onion mash?" Hroth
  13. Despicable, really What is this, the Hunger Games? Is she trying to be like Katnes Everdeen and Trump is the Donald Sutherland character? Jeesh. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/02/politics/hillary-clinton-planned-parenthood-women-for-women/ Hroth
  14. 1 no one is saying that kids shouldn't get a good lunch at school. The question is what does that lunch look like2. You are a giant asshole, "this is not in the south" bullsjit is typical east coast prejudice, as if everyone would assume it couldn't happen in NY but it would in Alabama. When are we going to accept that the Nanny State is not effective at doing much of anything... Hroth
  15. Sounds like your personal safety is more important to you than your beliefs. Sad really. What if all the Civil Rights activists had felt the same way. Hroth What's really sad is the Regressive Racists who permeate parts of the South, and elsewhere. I agree that racism is sad. But not standing up for what you believe in is worse... Hroth