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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. And no love for the J22 Worlds won by an American Chris Doyle.
  2. Ben would be an excellent choice
  3. I always try to pick up my wife when she passes the traveler. Double Damned - Express 27 Monster Express Action moment around 3:45 On any given night here in the Gorge at least 50% of the boats have women aboard racing!
  4. Congrats to Youngstown Yacht Club's Chris Doyle and the Jug-4-1 Team on winning the J/22 Worlds this past weekend. Hey SA - How about some front page love for this accomplishment?
  5. A starting point to a merger could be to take the avg for any ratings that are not the same. This new rating becomes your new rating This takes most bias out of either organization
  6. I think they'll go after the Alerion customer harder with a smaller and larger J100. They have some strength in the OD market in the 70/88 to work with there and the mid-thirties - 40's market for Racer Cruiser is collapsing back to the smaller, easier to manage OD classes - especially as the larger boat owners age. We could be in an industry transition to where those with the ability to afford the larger race boat opt to split those $$ between a larger day sailor/cruiser and a smaller OD boat like the 70 or 88.
  7. All freshwater NE boats except one. It would be great to see 5-10 more on the line!
  8. Where are the fleets forming? There are 5 88's actively racing on Lake Ontario at Youngstown Yacht Club. Any other multiple boat areas?
  9. 5 88's on the line at this past weekend's CanAm Regatta in Youngstown NY. Good pics here: http://www.timwilkes.com/search.php?searchoption=all&searchtext=CA14+Night%20Owl&searchtype=all
  10. Did you run into any interference issues with the magnetic compass and the stern pulpit? That's my only concern mounting an antenna so close to metal.
  11. More j88's signed up than J105's 5 J/88's now. Hoping to get a couple more.
  12. 4 Already signed up for the Youngstown Yacht Club 'Can Am Challenge' (formerly Level Regatta) on Lake Ontario. (Hull's 2,11,22,29) http://www.yachtscoring.com/event_scratch_sheet.cfm?eID=969
  13. They had Travis Rice out there yesterday for a guest ride along. Travis has the opportunity to pull eyeballs to the Sport of sailing. Not sure how the youth series will play out, but it's good to see RedBull in the mix since they know how to expose sport/market to a younger demographic - something sailing desparately needs to grow
  14. BMW

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