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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. "Inadvertant mistake" from a team as seasoned as Hustler ? I'm just not buying it. I agree with your point that it doen't change the sailors responsibility . . . . . . . . But . . . . from what I have seen, this was not "inadvertant". They have known the weight limit which has been in place for years but still choose to sail with 7 guys of which 4 must be at least 220 pounds leaving only 380 to split between three other men at 126 per ? ? ? The math is so far off here its just very hard to accept "inadvertant"
  2. No - I'm fairly sure its still cheating regardless if you get caught.
  3. Those are absolutley from the day in question ? after all, this is the internet . . . . . If so, I find that very compelling evidence and thank you for posting it. Sailing with 7 guys they need to average 180 - its ridiculous. What were they thinking ? Its unfortunate for whatever reason they were not properly called out. Agree with what you have said with the exception of "bent" the rules. They broke them or they did not break them. "Bend" not an option. Me personally, I don't see how the math works out to 1260. Perhaps I am wrong - we will never know. Knowingly sailing above the limit on your certificate is cheating. Maybe you get called out . . . maybe you do not . . . doesn't change the fact you are cheating. There may have been no scale but there are pics There are some big dudes on that boat: https://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a4ce05b3127cce9854ac58e07d00000030108BYt27Zu2Zw https://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a4ce05b3127cce9854af98211400000030108BYt27Zu2Zw https://im1.shutterfly.com/procgtaserv/47a4ce05b3127cce9854af9ba02700000030108BYt27Zu2Zw
  4. Agree with what you have said with the exception of "bent" the rules. They broke them or they did not break them. "Bend" not an option. Me personally, I don't see how the math works out to 1260. Perhaps I am wrong - we will never know. Knowingly sailing above the limit on your certificate is cheating. Maybe you get called out . . . maybe you do not . . . doesn't change the fact you are cheating.
  5. Why do you say "maybe" ? If you are really developing an 1/8 gap/crack under the chainplates when sailing in over 15kts you need to either take the boat out of service or fix it. Doing nothing is dangerous - there is no uncertinetly about that. What happens next time you are out in 30 ?
  6. Thank you - this needed to be re-stated. People been stiffening old boats and returning them to race ready form since as long as I can remember. If you think any PHRF group is ready, qualified or has an appetite to rate identical boats differently based on their stiffness or level of maintenance or stiffening you must be delusional. In 30 seconds I can think of the following boats which would be all impacted. Mumm 30s Frers 33 Frers 30 OD 35 Soverel 33 Soverel 30 Tartan 10 J-24 J-29 J-30 J-33 J-35 J-120 Evelyn 32 Olsen 30 Santana 30 Hobbie 33 Express 37 Farr 395 Santana 27 Moore 24 Cal 40
  7. Great event. Watched ETNZ raise wing and launch boat this morning @ 8:15 am. Nice volunteer giving a talk had a lot of facts wrong but was helpful to the non sailors watching G Dalton came to the fence where there were lots of people (mostly Kiwi) watching and handed out flags and greeted everyone and quite loudly THANKED everyone for their support. The wing raise & launch is worth watching and than breakfast at Red's Java House is a must. Watched from Marina Green which was quite fun, good visibility and the jumbo screens are also very helpful. No need to pay the $$$ for a grandstand seat. They are excellent I'm sure but if you are on a budget - no need. Hoping for more breeze tomorrow, but its not looking good.
  8. Been following this thread like a car crash you can't look away from. Out in SF for the AC. Nice lunch in Sausilito at "spinnakers" yesterday - out on the dock after the meal and to my surprise there she was in living color. Clearly that craft is not ready for open water but as a floating party barge in that harbor - you could do worse. Great location to spend the fall if she stays afloat
  9. In a strange way - I find myself starting to rout for him. Its like a Quentin Tarantino movie
  10. BMW

    1. Puff On ! 2. " . . OK Ernesto . . . I dare ya to cross this line ! . . . . "