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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. Don't know the facts but a T-bone in those conditions sounds avoidable, dangerous and stupid. Again I don't know the situation. Glad i wasn't there.
  2. Pics or it didn't happen Fred. Certainly you have some of your work. On a side note. After a 70 minute race yesterday the winning margin was 1.6 seconds at the Spring Dingy regatta At Rush Creek. Was an hour and a half waiting on the water for wind but finished 3 more races today.
  3. Claire and Theo if you want to stay here there is room for you two and the small child. Derek is staying here. I have one bedroom left for TCC'rs. Lindy? Let me know.
  4. lindy911 Bad mistake to turn any boat group away. AYC is a Big Boat, not a dingy regatta. You and Derek are not sailing Portsmouth but are sailing a State Championship. Make the TCC a priority and you might have better participation. Although you are bound to get those who think portsmouth is stupid. Claire Charter an Aero. Have fun.
  5. I salute the Thistle sailor who despite being 10 portsmouth points faster could win an 11 minute race. Very hard to do.
  6. Or just double up on the pants and enjoy the leverage of the sliding seat while you leave the finn in your wake. No brainer.
  7. We use a 24sg meter kite on the AC.
  8. US307, I am at Rush Creek. Never have seen a Megabyte here.
  9. Our club built a dock with the same arrangement on the shore side. Instead of being under water we put floats under the lake side to be 2-3 inches above the water so nothing grows on it. The weight of the people and boat sinks the boat and dolly so it is easily launched. The very end has a recess to hold the dolly wheels. Works well.
  10. Changing my tune about racing with the Lasers. Aeros should warrant a stand alone start. Race by themselves. On whatever course. There is no wrench in the TCC scoring. Do not start or score us against the PY boats. Let them do there thing and the Aeros will do theres. Just my .02
  11. Yes, Race the Aeros with the Lasers on the same course, head to head, same start, scored separate. Put the PY around the corner on the A4 like always with any other class that can not come up with 5 entries. Racing Wetas with Aeros is not the point of this regatta.
  12. Charlie, Gouv says the wind is the same everywhere on Canyon Lake so lets have the Scots, Sunfish and Lasers sail around the corner and put the PY, Aeros and Daysailors on the big water in front of the club. Just for a change. Its far enough out to make this happen. Give everyone a dose of the A4. Promise I won't whine about the big course.
  13. "Racing with the Lasers on the big part of the lake in front of the club" Don't know what else I can say. The course you call A4 is where we always sail. A change would be nice considering the size of fleet. Being treated like stepchildren around the corner sucks. Can I make that any clearer?
  14. Biggest Fleet registered and still around the corner. Some things never change.
  15. First it's nice to see a YC interested in the racers and their ideas as to the racing and courses. The Aeros it is rumored like reaches so some combination of triangles would be nice. I remember past WF courses with such tight reaches that only the Weta's could fly their screachers and won everything. I also remember some races that lasted 18 minutes. Good for the slow boats, not so much for the rabbits. The TCC has never if I remember been worthy of the large part of the lake with the steadier wind. We have always been around the corner in the flukey stuff with short weather legs. The biggest question is whether the Aeros are starting and being scored with the TCC. If they do then to make the numbers the "fairest" the courses should have equal numbers of beats reaches and runs and last close to an hour. If the Aeros get their own start I say 30 minute races, as many as possible. Short legs with tight triangles. I think the Aeros warrant their own start with the number registered. Maybe racing with the Lasers on the big part of the lake in front of the club would be a nice change. The TCC is a bust this year. Give the trophy to Jenny and lets move on.