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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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    ha! I posted my car ref and didn't even see yours below. Ditto.
  2. Chicago Area III

    ...yes but 36.7 are garbage construction. You are comparing an Audi to a Kia.
  3. Chicago Area III

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  4. Amazing Sassy gets a second life. I wonder if Fazi will get the same luck. I heard talk of a refit after she was Irma'd and got bought from salvage.
  5. The Yacht Club - Do you get value from your dues?

    I did St. Pete's NOOD a couple of weeks back. I must admit, that's a massive YC. Not sure what the dues cost but it's a palace!
  6. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

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  7. Chicago Area III

    That’s who you are! After all these yrs it finally came out.
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I just noticed the new blue sailing gloves. So funny. Why are those needed for cruising? And more over when the boat is moored up!
  9. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    This thread is ridiculous. I hate it. It has little, to nothing to do with sailing, at least sailing as I recognize it. I wish this thread was gone but I'm hooked and keep coming back for posts like this!
  10. Chicago Area III

    For a minute I thought you said "Thomas 35" and speed in the same sentence, but then I reread!
  11. Chicago Area III

    Lake Michigan is an IMS graveyard. The tradition continues...
  12. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    So what's is next step? I read something about him being there for 3 months? Why the wait? This thread will get stale again waiting, unless the dock comedy keeps giving!
  13. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Haha. Good call. In my head he still landed in Fiji. Yesterday felt like a Monday...
  14. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

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