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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. At one point in the IOR days there was a limit to the amount of Kevlar you could use in a sail. Like 30% of the total area for a mainsail. It was intended as a cost containment measure. Just ended up with crazy sails that didn't last as long and had materials with different shrink rates. There was also the joy of short battens that further ensured a short competitive life to the sail.
  2. Nice job ducking the question. What SoCal series is harder to win? I am not saying Hot Rum is the hardest. But you said it wasn't. So, what is?
  3. Yeah, Scott puts out an over-inflated view of his own performance in a weekend race. Shocker. But you put it out there, what SoCal series is harder to win?
  4. if it had a dingy, they outa name it "Hat"
  5. They had credibility? Now that is news.
  6. Seems the only logic to work out is the math. What are the net proceeds from parts sales and what is the tax benefit for you specifcally. That vs what you could sell the boat for. If it pencils out, why not do it.
  7. quick read of the thread "..woman falls and shatters KEEL" . That had my interest.
  8. In my approx 20 years working for North, Terry Koehler was the owner for the majority of time. Always found him to be down to earth, a good listener and a sound decision maker. He supported some risky ideas that moved the company forward. He cared about the employees in a way that seems to be rare these days. Sad to see him gone.
  9. You clearly don't know the history of this Cup which is surprising for someone with a Half Tonner! I get what you`re saying, but I don`t think too many people look at a 6 metre and think One Tonner. Most think of the heydays of the OTC (70`s and 80`s). For them, One Tonner usually means 27.5 IOR or maybe 30.5 IOR. And many folks of the six meter era grumbled when they offered to those "Tupperware IOR boats" in the 70's. Get over it.
  10. But Bob, do you have the original Chrome Spline Weight award of infamy.
  11. Ahh, but what good is tracker without the malefluous sounds of Humpme Coldly reporting over the radio.
  12. Having been forced to go there for work, I put Vegas more in the shithole category. However, my wife has accompanied me a couple times We saw some great shows, and had some outstanding meals. I have no idea what we would have done if we had brought our kid with us, We made a rule that makes it fun to people watch. Every time you see anyone in leather pants make out, smooch it up good. Its amazing how many people go to the fucking desert, 100 fucking degrees and decide this the place to put cowhide on their legs. 15 -95 years old, man, woman and other. You will see things you never would have noticed unless you had a reason to look. in the end The Desert of Broken Dreams is like any other place- it is what you make of it.
  13. Reel halyard winch, all wire main halyard. How to reef without the winch handle cracking your elbow. Early all Kevlar jibs that would not fit down the hatch or companionway Luff and foot zippered shelfs (12 meter feature)
  14. Watched race #1. Crap coverage on a crap course. TV off, time to go something productive. Fuck the AC. Waste of time and $$.
  15. Any boat named Elixer. "First he smells her, then elixher "