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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. I'm still a fan of "Gropenfuhrer".
  2. Who's the top test driver at Merc?
  3. WTF pitting Verstappen from second when he was on matching tires to both Merc's? Why not cover Rossberg the whole way through? That being said...stupid tactics set Max up for an entertaining romp back to the podium.....
  4. Several good waterfall hikes around G'ville. http://www.sctrails.net/Trails/ALLTRAILS/waterfalls/waterfalls.html
  5. When this mess started, I feared Bush vs. Clinton was going to be the worst matchup...I have been proven incorrect.
  6. Clean - Horse owner that I work with is moving her horses today.
  7. If you're into seafood, The Ordinary has a loft space that would accomodate 25. Alternatively, the separate room at McCrady's is pretty awesome.
  8. At the risk of sounding like an ass..... A lot of time has been spent by sailors far better than either of us developing the sails and matching the tuning. I find it extremely unlikely that departing from that guidance will yield a positive result. One of the great things about the J/24 class is you do have a playbook for getting damn near 100% of the speed out of the boat in a fairly straight forward manner. That being said, what are you doing to tune to induce weather helm. The stock J/24 is notorious for wicked lee helm. That's why all the effort to shift CLR forward (keel max forward) and CE aft (max j, max headstay length) and that just gets you to "mushy" helm. The only way we see weather helm is if we are heeled too much.
  9. What do you think the verdict for tomorrow on the inshore course will be?
  10. Lower Alabama for sure. A scant 15 miles north of my old stomping grounds.....Niceville.
  11. My understanding of their "logic" is that the government is prosecuting the asset, not the citizen. And that an asset isn't afforded the same rights of "innocent until proven guilty" as a citizen. Ergo, you have to prove the asset isn't dirty before they will give it back. Good luck proving a negative. Total BS. Does anyone know if a case challenging this has made it to the USSC?
  12. Pensacola Yacht Club hosts their Jubilee Regatta in November and it usually coincides with the Blues final show of the year. The race course is under one of the lobes of their show course. We don't get to see the maneuvers at show center, but we do get to see them pulling big g's and stoking the burners to get caught up and reform for the next pass. Prestart is hard when you can't hear shit and everyone is looking straight up in the sky...
  13. I don't know IB....sometimes knowing the elephant bird is coming for you may be incentive enough to leave the scene....
  14. Etchells....at least when you buy your championship in the M20 fleet, you get to drive your boat.
  15. I don't have any facts, but based on the parade of Midwinters that run through St. Pete YC and Davis Island YC, they aren't doing it for charity....