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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. Here is how you save sailing. I just created a new gallery with photos from biker gatherings and some sailing photos from the Vendee. Both are hot but which will bring in the crowds. I doubt the Key West Event will be so hot. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?app=gallery&album=1300 Here is a taste, and yes, she can wash my boat anytime.
  2. Welcome to the Machine, I love Pink Floyd but for a boat yard? http://sailinganarchy.com/2016/11/16/welcome-to-the-machine/ The real question that needs answered, Why the F would anyone want/need a thru hull below the waterline in an M32? My 26 is sealed, not a single thru hull below the waterline. Maybe it is for a new manual bilge pump, needed for USS Safety Equipment Requirements? Which means if you did not have this as of 2015, you have been racing illegally every since you bought the boat. Everything is GPS, please tell Scot, what do you need a thru hull for? Are you getting ready to do some big boy races?
  3. I went to the store last week and everything was normal. Today I hit the store cause I'm baking and need a few things for din din. WTF .10 per bag and 2 of them have slits in them from packaging when I got home. I've thought about buying some of the reusable bags but they are not designed for wheelchairs. The handles are on the sides instead of the ends and the handles are too long, the fucking things drag. I do not think the Nannies that wrote the law took the different sizes of wheel chairs into account. Some are wide, some are narrow, some are tall and some are short...................It's a lot like people except different. The real kicker is, the checker behind me, turned around and everyone near could hear, she said "How are you paying for this?" I said "Money" she said "Oh if you were using food stamps, the bags are free." Holy fucking shit. Get on Govt assistance and you get everything for free. FUCKING KALIFORNIA..........................liberal shit taking the state right down the drain. I'm gonna contact a friend, attorney, and see if he wants to suck some $$$$$ out of the liberal bullshit nannies of CA with and ADA lawsuit. After all, there is no Government Specs for a Wheelchair Grocery Bag. This could get totally stupid. I can't wait to see the liberal specs for a wheelchair capable grocery bag.
  4. Yep, major imbalance, it's the fact that the general population could give a shit about sailing. It's time sailing got back to it's roots..................the community not TV
  5. Yea, Scot has been a sissy of late............the last 15 years.
  6. Makes me want to take a few (or more) bites.
  7. The keelboats have four main drawbacks compared to dinghies and multi. - need a marina, or at least a slipway into deep water. - generally boring to watch. - a bigger negative effect on the environment (keel / antifouling, etc). - cost, not just in purchase, but also in shipping to events. So from the point of view of the IOC and IPC it is fully understandable that they wanted to lose the keelboats. Sailors from emerging nations now have a much better chance to compete on an even level. Unfortunately Para Sailing has not reached that point yet, nor will it with this latest equipment proposal. The 2.4m and Hansa cannot be beach launched. The Weta needs crew on the trampoline to not capsize. This thus excludes many types of disabilities. The alternative is available. It is called the WindRider AS Trimaran. One boat With three purposes. A 4-person grassroots boat, at a cost just a bit higher than the Hansa bathtub. And a fully adaptive (allows all levels of disabilities to use it!) high performance one-person and two-person configuration, at a cost significantly less than the Weta or 2.4m. Add the zero maintenance and fact that the manufacturer is offering free boats for all major events, MNA's can expect a cost reduction in equipment purchase and regatta participation of Over 75%!!! But Para World Sailing is not interested. You figure out why... I am guessing the Hansa was chosen because it is the Access Dinghy 303 and there are fleets world wide. There is a big fleet at BAADS in SF. At 9k for a rotomolded thermoplastic sailing bathtub it is a bit over priced but the most affordable for programs and most likely indestructible for the learning disabled. I read somewhere the 2.4 can be hand launched with lead ballast removed. Yes, the hull weighs about 125lbs and would be unwieldy to raise and lower by hand. And then you would need double or triple the volunteers and how about the back injuries from putting the lead shoes in/out the keel sump? The 2.4mR only weighs about 500lbs total and could be launched from floating temp docks using a hand crank or a 12V bumper winch with a Solar charger setup. Once docks assembled in place Setting up a temp lift should be easy for any back yard garage mechanic. With all the boats, you still need floating docks and hoists to get some of the competitors in and out of the boats. Some of these people can barely use a knife and fork. Beach launching the Weta would be easiest. But they can tip and turtle, it will be interesting. I'd love to sail a weta with someone but I don't know anyone with one and they are about 20K, Still too expensive for disabled people. I have less than that in my 26, after replacing almost everything, and as I've said, tons more fun. Ice box, room, girls
  8. Very very very NICE
  9. You are such an old fart. Get off your ass and go sailing. We have fun with California Zephyr, why not join in? Oh, I forget, racing costs $$$$$$$
  10. I'll comment, "It won't matter". The problems with sailing run so deep. Kids get in to it for fun and coaches quickly turn it into a race for gold. Kids drop out and find something where they can have inexpensive fun with friends, Parents are happy.
  11. Looked like a bunch of old white guys and some white women.
  12. Do you dorks even know who Scot is?
  13. Please Scot, expand on your political beliefs......enlighten us. But wait, you are just like Trump. Making your $$$ of the backs of the hard work of others.