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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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    I like the baby dodger over the fwd coach roof hatch. And thank God for those steel loops over the dorades to keep the sheets from fouling.
  2. I almost forgot- Same first sailboat, (Coronado 25) I caught the entire galley area on fire because of a weeping O-ring on the fill cap of an ancient, liquid fuel Coleman camping stove. Now that was exciting. The blasts from the dry-chem extinguisher made more smoke than the damned fire. I definitely would have lost the boat if I hadn't reacted quickly. Luckily, I was alone.
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    At what point does this become abuse of the system and require intervention? Ever?
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