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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. Has anyone received their PHRF cert yet?
  2. Can't go wrong with Holland, either. Eldean Marine has a top notch marina with an almost brand new shower house and the yacht club (MBYC) is just next door.
  3. Check your FB messages. Just sent you one. We've got you covered. Better give him the run-down on how the buckets work... I hope Looper is short cause there aint a lot of cushy headroom on Shorty's ride. Hroth Shorty: I'm on to you, I changed the companionway lock so you best find another boat to sublet. Dang! I was so looking forward to showing Looper my new J130. What's funny is that I bet a lot of you probably don't remember me from the old W. Michigan beer drinking meetup days at the upstairs at Bell's. While the wife would probably prefer the accommodations of the previous shorty boat, i'll feel right at home in the current one. It's much more spacious than my current ride.You and Riding Point organized the first red hat get together at Bell's. That was a good time. And a long time ago!
  4. Check your FB messages. Just sent you one. We've got you covered. Better give him the run-down on how the buckets work... I hope Looper is short cause there aint a lot of cushy headroom on Shorty's ride. Hroth Shorty: I'm on to you, I changed the companionway lock so you best find another boat to sublet. Dang! I was so looking forward to showing Looper my new J130.
  5. Check your FB messages. Just sent you one. We've got you covered.
  6. Coffee pot? I don't think we have enough room to store one.
  7. Queen's Cup. South Haven finish. Looking forward to bloodies and an omelet at Phoenix Street Cafe. What's the Trans Michigan?
  8. This one will undoubtedly make us safer in the race: February 15 at BYC Engineering the VO65 - Design, Production and Service plus Farr 280 Development Presented by Chris Cochran But it will sell some beer. There is that.
  9. This one will undoubtedly make us safer in the race: February 15 at BYC Engineering the VO65 - Design, Production and Service plus Farr 280 Development Presented by Chris Cochran
  10. Okay, Cal20sailor, you got me with the word "either". Let's look at this in a different manner. Substituting an actual SAS seminar with a) driving across the state 4 times to sit in on a series of seminars that actually have nothing to do with "offshore" racing safety or, read 8 articles on safety posted on the race website (getting back to Toddgack's post) is cool with you? It's either all in or not. And I sure hope CYC doesn't wait until Jaunuary to announce the SAS is a requirement. That will leave a lot of boat owners scrambling. From my personal experience, the CYC Mac race committee has given ample notice when there has been a significant change to the MSR. Cheers and Merry Christmas. Bob
  11. Registrations already starting to roll in . Day 2 has limited capacity so if you want the hands on and the international SAS offshore cert that goes with (as opposed to the standard cert for teh 1 day) it, I would sign up ASAP! FYI - Bayview YC is starting to require SAS attendance in this year's Port Huron Mac. Registration is open and the Safety Equipment Regs are posted: http://www.bycmack.com/pdf/2017_SER_Monohull.pdf For 2017 Bayview is requiring at least 30% of the crew (but not less than 2 including the skipper) to have either: attended Safety at Sea in the last 5 years; or attended four (4) DRYA (Detroit River Yachting Association; www.DRYA.org) or BYC Winter Seminar Series; or read a minimum of eight (8) Safety articles posted under the ‘Safety’ tab of the Race website. I think the second two options are a creative way to help phase in the requirement. It will be very interesting to see whether the Chicago YC also also moves to require Safety at Sea when the Chicago Mac safety regs are released in January! So, if I want to do the BYC Mac, I have to drive across the state 4 times between now and the race to attend a seminar. And only one of the DRYA seminars pertains to safety. I don't think so.
  12. I am accepting rum bribes on turning the heater on or not! LOL!We don't need no stinking heater!
  13. I think you all need to follow "the other mongo"'s lead. Move to west Michigan. 2 minute drive to the boat. Free parking. Club less than one minute away. Inexpensive dinner on the waterfront. Head home to the house in the dunes....
  14. Check with all of the boatyards out there. I got mine from a local boatyard and it was under $300 for a 4x8 sheet. I do have several smaller pieces left over. Maybe you can piece them together. I'll give you a really good deal.
  15. I'ved raced against that boat. Fast with a good sail inventory. Looks like it's in very good condition.