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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. Ratings are posted. TransPac Scratch Sheet
  2. Ian, it was discussed when we tuned the interior of Hamachi but it was decided it would be too dangerous trying to get out when the boat was heeled 25 degrees. And it would make getting out of the upper aft berth a total contortion fest..
  3. Yup, which just makes me worry about Thursday's starters. But, that's just how I roll. The long range GFS model does not look terrible right now. Keep your fingers crossed.
  4. Bummer. Was looking forward to seeing the boat.
  5. We basically sailed Magenta in '15 on Extreme. I know we got north of my house which seemed pretty silly.
  6. Yeah, I ran some routing this morning for a start this afternoon and it was a bummer. Big choices with a 1,000 mile of separation!
  7. Yes, it will be interesting since it's the only boat in the class with a real interior. All the other boats are pretty stripped out. Weather is starting to look more summertime-ish, which is nice.
  8. Today would be a nice day to race to Hawaii! Routing says 8 3/4 days for a 125 with 50% of the race running in more than 18 knots of wind! Time to head to the YC to watch the first America's Cup races.
  9. This is my idea of the perfect 30' cruising boat for the PNW, since you already have a cool sailboat. With 18 knots on all points of sail in most conditions, you can get to Desolation Sound in a long day.. Moonglow for sale.
  10. Sounds good, thanks.
  11. Funny you bring up the Audacious vs Sweet Okole duel. Tim Fuller, from Audacious '81, and I, from Sweet Okole '81, are racing together to Hawaii this summer on Resolute. Should be fun. That shot of SO was always a disappointment to me, just as we went by the Diamond Head buoy about five minutes after the photo-boat had peeled away we got hit by a big puff and we were lite up when we finished. That would have been a photo! Good times.
  12. They've posted the class breaks, under Scratch Sheets, on YachtScoring.com. We start on the 5th with the Santa Cruz 50/52s and the other fast downwind oriented boats from 40 to 46'. What is the Andrews 40 Fast Exit?
  13. When do you think they'll publish the class breaks and starting days?
  14. I don't think you can mirror an apple device to the big screen unless the app is ChromeCast enabled, which the AC app is not...