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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. Looks identical to the Gori that came off the Buhk sail drive in my boat.....that came from AB Marine
  2. My dad tore his a few years back, got surgery and all was good except he didn't follow the docs advice and take it easy. We did a regatta a few weeks or so after surgery, came home after day one and his shoulder looked like a soccer ball. Skipped day two, swelling went down and then went cruising a few weeks later....soccer ball number two. Three times a charm and he blew it out....don't remember how. Now it's permanently fucked, surgeon #1 and surgeon #2 both said it isn't fixable. Since then he's done regular physio and has about 70% range of motion, can't lift it over his head, wakes him up every night. Totally stupid. If he took it easy for a season he'd be 100% now. If you value quality of life then I would suggest following the doctors orders, even if it means being the bar tender for a season. Pick up where you left off when everything feels right again. I sure as hell know how I'd treat a significant injury going forward.....no doubt. .....that being said, I'm all for throwing duct tape on gaping wounds and using thickened epoxy to put teeth back in.
  3. It's this kind of helpful information with no sarcasm and abuse that's killing sailing.....now show us some tits!
  4. my cat's breath smells like cat food.
  5. It is obvious that English is not the OP's primary language. Ahhh, now it all makes sense. Thank you!
  6. "children" is already plural....no need to write "childrens" The rest of the post is interesting too.
  7. Unfortunately this reply has no value, the sunfast 3200 looks awesome, and I nominate you for gold star for most legit posting of 2017.... buys awesome boat, just gets after it, no fucking around.... bravo sir.
  8. It would have to be a Dash 34 with a code 6 main, converted to an outboard and masthead spinnakers....one can dream.
  9. I was thinking the same thing....would have thought a little creative balanced sail trim and maybe a drogue would have got them somewhere.....but I wasn't there, so my point has no point.
  10. Haha, well played
  11. I've got a Sonim Android smart phone for work, waterproof, shock proof, and the battery lasts forever. I could probably go four days between charges under regular use.
  12. In all honesty....it's when you take the 50hp outboard off of your MacGregor and put a 70hp on there.....not for the faint of heart, but rad for pulling tubes.
  13. I'm actually going to go a step further and add an intercooler to my shit box over the off season.... Isn't that one of those insulated boxes down below that keeps the beer cold longer?
  14. I saw it yesterday off Oak Bay by Victoria. Motoring in the general direction of Active Pass.....Nice Main!