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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. At some point the cool factor gets overtaken by the extreme factor. I'd like to go for a ride on an 18 footer but sail one on an inland lake on a regular basis..no thanks. I would say the Vx is the regular guys' (or girl's) skiff. Amazing how easy they are to sail even in big breeze. Someone who could get around on a canoe might be bored on one ;-). But there's a lot more mass appeal. From that perspective you have a much wider crew pool and still pretty damn quick around the cans, even with the lead training wheel eh? As a side note - the fella who has your old Nokia now has a Vx and loves the hell out of it. ;-)
  2. Or consider a 2 person boat that will have crew beating down your door..
  3. D - I m doing it with OJ on the Vx but will most certainly be there for a test ride and would offer beer for the fleet in exchange for a charter at an event.
  4. Need something permanent or to get you through till you replace it? Is go rummage through old boat yards and find aomething with a jet ski or small motorboat sitting on it- offer the guy 50 bucks... Tie the motor-whatever to a tree and drive out from under it real fast Failing that holler. You can use the road base I built for my viper / Vx / whatever
  5. not 110% sure when we will show, depends on work. probably Friday night.
  6. we're in Lindy. owen and I, maybe my young nephew. My boat lives in a 19' cargo trailer.. doubles as a spot to sleep. If memory serves we should be ok to squeeze that in somewhere. cya there
  7. love it! hey, si's say 3 boats make a one design fleet. that means the j18's are split out I assume?
  8. I'm 98.56%.
  9. Lindy it would be cool if we could see a list of boats that are entered. For the bastard fleet it sounds like a few Johnson 18's and a canoe right now?
  10. Dave can you bring me a few sets of Texas stickers?
  11. Well, this is sailing anarchy so the "appropriate" lines are a little blurred and "relevant" - absolutely!! At least he didn't ask for pictures :/). Notin' but luv Claire!
  12. I see your campsite has a horse hitching post. Good to know. Now, about that other thing.. Are you dodging me?
  13. How is it not applicable?
  14. Hey Lindy I think we are going to show. Is anyone camping sat night?
  15. My advice would be to not use a weighted option. There, problem solved