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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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    Victoria, BC
  1. I know there are a few boats looking for crew. Last minute plan changes have caused most of them I believe.
  2. Anacortes Rigging & Yacht Services. 360-293-2030
  3. nope never smelt any of it, even when the storm water over fills the sewer lines, and when that happens the weather is bad enough you don't want to be outside much less on or (god forbid) in the water. I personally cant eat the shell fish but everybody I know who eats them has never said anything, including the guys and gals from back east. I also love a nice fresh caught salmon, because it still has less crap (pun intended) in it than the farmed stuff. as for my children, well they are years away from being born and I don't think Victoria and area can get much bigger. Unlike other places there isn't much more room to grow the city, with water (on three sides) and provincial parks and mountains closing us in.
  4. 365 days in a year x 24 hours = 8760 hours per year average tide time = 8 hours 7,000,000,000 gallons flushed per 8760 hours = 799,000 gallons per hour approx volume of Juan De fuca strait (90km long x 20km wide x avg 100m deep) = 47,500,000,000 gallons 0.00168% of the water in the JDF strait is flushed water from Vic per hour per 8 hour cycle that 0.134% of the water now factor in that that's not just used toilet water because the 350k of use that live in the Greater Victoria District aren't flushing a deuce every 2 hours all day long. It includes doing the dishes, laundry, washing of hands and cleaning the house. Living here I'd like a treatment plant but we should be looking at hormones and pharmaceuticals rather than solids which is what everybody else seems to think is the big issue
  5. Is my math correct. Did Pitoraq win the short course ?
  6. they are talking about the pharmaceuticals that are ingested and passed. The stuff that goes into the system from birth control, left over antibiotics, and a few others that our bodies don't fully process. The waste plants being proposed are mostly for effluent and plastics. If we treat for those then the screens are fine and the natural flushing of the strait is perfectly fine
  7. Going to resurrect this because I'm a little impatient for info and gossip. I've got friends doing this and cant wait to see how this very full race goes