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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. Association Cup photos ? Check the RYCV website, photos available, FOC, want them in high res? email the club, and still FOC ! Just as is done for the Lipton as well.
  2. Ahhh, Walrus, a trifle harsh, but correct. I think it will take a big failure to knock this into shape, lets hope it happens in 2012, so we can get back to business in 2013. Don't look for them to make last minute changes to encourage entries this time. Such a shame, they must be taking lessons from Alan Joyce at Qantas in 'How to trash a brand in one easy lesson'.
  3. It presents, in a Yacht club environment as an inability to see, understand and act on the bleedin' fucking obvious, especially to ACT! It was fucking blindingly obvious even to a brain dead moron like me that Geelong was building itself a massive fixed cost base when it went "Corporate" and especially when it booted out long term cost free volunteer labor (like the Lions Club caterers) and replaced it with commercial suppliers. It then saddled itself with all the costs associated with "entertaining" the corporate clients and their hangers on, most of whom couldn't give a fuck about the sport. Now of course once the volunteers have been replaced by paid contractors they can't come back, I mean you need a food handlers course to make a fucking sandwich these days! I have to have a fucking firearms licence to be in possession of a starting gun! It all has to be done by professionals these days - learned helplessness. Here is my advice to RGYC. Tell the members to take their fucking club back and start doing their organising themselves. Get the Lions back. Run the series as a long weekend and to hell with Australia day. Run your courses around fixed marks and don't move them and fuck off these upwind/downwind farces, that reduces your committee boat costs and the inevitable prangs at the end of the reaching leg will make the front page of Australian sailing again. Bring back beer tickets. Try to encourage the old family atmosphere that existed years ago. Of course if you want to play the "premier Grand Prix" game it serves you fucking right if nobody comes. And another example of learned helplessness; certain old bastards have been pleading with a certain club to install security cameras for Five fucking years, even to the point of offering to buy a system from Middys for the club and install it ourselves, but oh no! We aren't professional camera installers and there are always more pressing things to do. There was another theft on the weekend, at least Two earlier this year. How long before somebody accidentally surprises one of these bastards at work and ends up getting knifed? We have had our differences Walrus but I completely agree with all you have said here; both re the impending Geelong debacle and the widespread yacht club management culture of negativity that is far too fond of saying no for expediancy and arse covering purposes rather than finding a practical and workable solution. It has become endemic throughout yachting in this state to my certain knowledge and no doubt it has spread its destructive tentacles to other states as well. Maybe we need to establish "Occupy Yacht Clubs" and take them all back for the sailors? Makes the Lipton Cup Regatta in a couple of weeks good value at under $100. I am giving very serious thought to not doing Geelong, the only way they will learn is if we do not go.