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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. Hard to believe it is #7 already, looking forward to it!
  2. Where on the internet would one go to get more information about this event?
  3. We are located on Hammock Road South in Westbrook, CT. Directions are available at http://diyc.com/Directions-1-3-03.htm. Stop by, I will buy you a beer after racing!
  4. Hi Everyone, We begin our Thursday night Laser racing on June 3rd. I know there are a few folks on here in the area so I wanted to make them aware. We also host a Laser Regatta which will be held on September 10th this year. Last year, our first time hosting the event, we managed to attract 30 sailors. We are hoping to build on that this year. Competitive racing, and a good party after made it a great event. Registration for both is available at DIYC Administration. PM me with any questions. Happy to help a fellow Laser sailor get out on the water!
  5. Results could lead to an interesting discussion on dropped scores.
  6. 'Merica doing well, moved into 2nd and 6th. Solid performance from Railey, with the first place sailor having 2 big drops. http://www.laserworlds2016.org/index.php/competitors-2/laser-radial-women/results-womrad
  7. Hong Kong announced as a stopover - http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/news/9210_Hong-Kong-here-we-come.html
  8. Looking forward to it!
  9. Raked, follow the class rules, and play with your traveler. The general consensus is that it will not work, but who says you can't learn by trying? I suspect you will find pretty quickly that a center line boom on a Laser is much the same as trying to sail upwind on a sloop with jib only and the jib lead on center line. One of the great things about sailing a Laser is that you will not have your crew telling you what and what will not work, experiment as much as you want!
  10. Keep people moving to keep warm, and maximize high traffic tactical situations such as mark roundings and starts.
  11. AP would have been nice in that situation, but overall an excellent day to go around the island.
  12. Already up to 14 boats on Facebook, looking good! I wonder what JRG4EVER will find on Craigslist to bring this year.
  13. The link doesn't work for me Sorry, this should work: wickford.sailspace.net/
  14. Looks like a fun regatta....just sayin: http://wickford.sailspace.net/ - District 7 Championship
  15. When you douse the jib, roll it up forward into the pulpit. When you trip the pole, make sure the starboard jib sheet is flicked off, and the port jib sheet is put over the new outboard end of the pole.