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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. Pretty sure dolphins will surf anything - even a nuclear submarine's bow wave:
  2. Have had dolphin, flying fish (that would smack into the sides of the hulls), hammerhead sharks and a manta ray all "follow" my Nacra 20 before during coastal long distance races. Also, metric shit loads of sea turtles. They're fucking everywhere out there. (They don't follow but they damn well got in my way)
  3. It reminds me a lot of the issues with the original infusion. It seems that Nacra really hasn't learned from its past quality control issues.
  4. Friends in Orlando called me around 8am. They were partying it up, shitfaced, claiming that they were having a threesome with Matthew.
  5. Drudge also saying that the very strong wording from the FL governor, etc ("evacuate: this hurricane could kill you") is a part of a plot to push a climate-change agenda by the gov't...ha!Let's see, Gov. Rick Scott takes money from the Koch brothers, and he's basically made it impossible to discuss public policy in the state of FL in the context of scientific climate data, such as it exists...but, geez, could there possibly be a reason just to wonder why we've seen the strongest hurricane in both hemispheres within the last year, why Matthew intensified extremely quickly, within a half a day, from tropical depression to Category 3/4 hurricane... Interesting story, for sure, one that scientists and public policy folks are already debating. Let's hope coastal communities down there make it through ok.
  6. Just heard from our friends in Melbourne. They already lost power. He's a first responder so he has to stay. She's a doctor so she has to stay as well. I just wish they'd stay somewhere else than Melbourne while the storm comes through. Another one of our friends in Orlando is going into labor right now. Perfect timing.
  7. Florida is a unique place. Having lived there for a few years - you get stories in the news that you just don't get anywhere else. Drugged up naked people jumping on cars, people trying to pay for beer with live alligators.... It attracts all of the people in the country who think that its a magical tropical paradise for everyone. And thats what makes them stay - many of these people see Florida as their arrival to happiness - and they are loathe to give up everything they've built there - be it a seaside mansion or an everglades trailer park.
  8. http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:299837/mmsi:311000328/imo:8314134/vessel:GRAND_CELEBRATION They don't seem to be much in a rush but.... http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:416347/mmsi:355263000/imo:9172648/vessel:CARNIVAL_VICTORY Steaming at close to 20 knots as of this post.
  9. Euro has handled Matthew the best. And Euro has it doing a ferris wheel impression.
  10. What am I looking at here? Could this thing loop around and slam into the Bahamas and Florida all over again?
  11. Right. Lets see some foiling on a boat that can support men of "substance"
  12. Shit I think of the tasks of getting a boat ready for a hurricane and I simple shudder at the thought of getting 4-legged moneypits ready. God bless.
  13. Looks like the 8AM model put it a bit east again thankfully. Not as east as it was before last night but still.
  14. Whatchoo talkin bout... its 60'F and so sunny right now the ocean is almost Caribbean colored!