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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 could not attend yesterday but I was there in spirit as I worked in my yard planting flowers for Catherine's garden. She was a wonderful spirit who will live with us always. I think she would be blown away if she knew the extent to which her life affected all of us. It has greatly expanded my horizons with the meeting of new friends, the sharing of comfort from people I've never met, and the pure joy of living. Thank you Catherine... When I got the word I felt as though a huge hole had erupted in my heart. After a few days I realized that it wasn't truly a hole, it was a bit of her spirit coming to reside in me. She will always live as long as we remember what a remarkable person she was. Love you baby girl.... And to all of you SAer's on here... the deck of my boat is always looking for crew! Give me a holler if you're in Miami and we'll lift a few and round some marks :-)
  2. MSS is a welcome addition to our merry band of pranksters here. MSG was always giving me crap for not posting more. So I have now been drawn in and must say that I have found comfort here. Thank you all... We all remember a fabulous, irreverent, impish creature. It is wonderful that we can share our memories of Catherine. I will never forget when Madge and I convinced her to come to the dark side and give Race Committee a try. I think she was afraid she'd be banned from sailing until I reminded her that I raced . It was my birthday and we were working the disabled circle at OCR's. She and Madge had made up all of these little bundles of goodies for me to toss to the competitors as they checked in. The PRO had a fit and Catherine looked at her and asked what she had against birthdays.... After racing we stood on the dock drinking champagne and stalking our favorite paraplegic. Catherine insisted that he have his picture taken with us since it was my birthday. Of course she was the one who ended up sitting in his lap. I still have that picture by my bed. Good memories... You are forever a part of me Catherine. When I heard the news I felt as though a hole had opened in my heart that would never heal. In the last couple of days though that hole has been filled with memories of you... and in my heart is where you will always be.
  3. We have some new angels looking down today.... MSG is the one with the mop of curly brown hair, crooked halo and slightly smudged wings. She also has a huge smile on her face. I am sure she has found the boats and the beer She is my friend and will forever own a corner of my heart. Fair winds, following seas and blue skies Catherine.... Going out in a bit for a sail in your honor where we will lift a few and swap tales. Come on down and hang out with us for a while... We know you will be close by...
  4. Dear sweet baby girl.... your battle is over on this earth and your new adventure is beginning. I expect you'll be waiting for me one day, please make sure the beer is cold It'll be one hell of a reunion. Mainsheetsister... you are a treasure beyond words! Your story started the waterworks flowing again and that's alright. I wish you and your family peace in knowing her battle is over, a joyous heart in remembering her, and rest so you have the strength to get through the next few months. I hope to meet you someday soon. All of the love, positive energy and hugs I can muster are heading your way...
  5. Words are so shallow in the face of such tremendous loss Fiasco.... but I'll give it a shot I wish you peace in knowing her battle is over A calm heart in the memory of the love you shared and the strength to keep going
  6. Ah.... it was a lovely nap sweet Catherine. Time to start getting the tools ready though and contemplate the removal of deck hardware. Sweet dreams MSG. Go the Catherine to wherever the wind may drive you
  7. Need a nap... climbing in bed with you MSG... make a hole people
  8. Catherine: Good morning. I can see you today, two fingers on the wheel, everything trimmed for perfect balance, sails looking liked carved ivory, close reaching along on a sunny day with 15 to 18 TWS and 10 knots of boat speed. The sun is shining on your face, there is a beer close buy and you are feeling the joy of having a boat working perfectly. The crew is laughing. +1 Bob. +1. Nicely done. +1 I can smell the water in the air and the sound of the surf on the boat. Nice. Absolutely priceless! Thank you
  9. One more bump to get you through until morning :-) GO THE CATHERINE! Always and forever...
  10. It is a quiet evening here and I felt the need to send you a hug and a bump :-) Love you always and forever Catherine
  11. A stupendous birthday to you HCW! Thank you for starting this thread... it is a life line in more ways than one. A cloudy day here in Florida Catherine and you know what? That's alright with me. Getting ready to head to Miami and compound the boat. Wish you were here to help. And by help I mean drink beer with me and tell me funny stories. The kids all say hello and thank YOU for your convincing me to let them live :-) They did turn out to be decent human beings... Maybe when I finish the boat I'll mentally climb in that bed with you. It is getting crowded but there is always room for one more, right? Love you Catherine! Hoping you have a restful day...
  12. Wonderfully hot day here in Florida today... getting ready to pull the deck hardware, reseal, clean winches, and replace some lines. And, oh yea, go through the rig and reset it. Think I can get it done in time to race on Saturday? Almost forgot, need to compound and polish the hull too. Piece of cake! If anyone is bored in Miami on Friday come on down to the Grove! I'm buying the beer! I am glad you like the picture Catherine... more goodies are winging their way to you as I type. Missing you baby girl... Huge hugs and warmth coming your way!
  13. It is a glorious day today here in Florida and I am reminded of OCR's and stalking our favorite para sailor :-) How come you got to sit in his lap when it was my birthday? Oh yeah... you were the lightest. Love you Catherine! Keep fighting the good fight. We will get to sail together again.... I insist. And you know what a bitch I am when I don't get what I want. Hoping you are comfortable today and that Dan brings Muttly back to see you,
  14. Damn it I am not mourning you yet! I will lift a nice scotch and a beer in honor of you though. Wish I was there with the schnauzer terrorists so they could keep you warm. We may never have gotten to race together, but Race Committee has never been the same. Don't think Miss Marblehead has ever gotten over it :-) Love you baby girl and am channeling all of the energy and love I can to bring you peace and a release from pain. Hugs sweetie...
  15. No, no, no, no, no..... Love you girl. RC has never been the same without you. Some of these people take it way to seriously. I have no more words...