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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. Let the next chapter begin!
  2. Got it. Don't worry, plenty of antics at the local boat ramp. Your moment of infamy will be short-lived.
  3. Glad to hear that you got the mast up. I'm not sure where you're launching the boat but make sure that there are no powerlines between you and the water. This is always a concern with trailered sailboats. Best case: You rip the boat off the trailer and suffer some embarrassment. Worst case: You electrocute yourself or an innocent bystander.
  4. I've asked on the H16 forum. Traffic is light so it might be awhile before I hear anything.
  5. You're lucky your wife is in love with at least one of your boats.
  6. Wow, that is BADASS! Love it!
  7. I'm getting fed up with juggling my mast by myself when setting up my Hobie, solo. When Googling, I've found several videos of people using gin poles cranked up by the recovery winch, but there are no useful poster comments and the video is always zoomed too far out and is of too low quality to figure out exactly what they've done. The best setup I can see, is an "L" shaped gin pole where the short leg of the "L" is uh...sistered to the mast (for lack of a better word) and long leg (pointing skyward) is attached to the winch and cranked down to the horizontal, raising the mast. Does anyone have any GOOD, close up photos of a setup like this? Did you use aluminum tubing or what? How did you secure the short let to the mast so it was solidly secure and didn't slip around? I could be ripping around after work each day, if I could figure this out. Thanks!
  8. I realize that we're making infantile jokes, but I don't think anyone here doesn't want that woman to learn how to sail or windsurf. She might have a good sense of humor about it, then again, she might not. I contributed to the joke-making. Color me human.
  9. I'm stuck with this pair of assholes. They are brother and sister tabbies that belong to Spousal Unit 2.0. They are 14 and she has no plans to replace them, thank goodness but cats can be incredibly long-lived. This photo is what they usually do to me. They just get real close and stare at me as if I've done something wrong, or I'm not doing something I should be, or maybe they're plotting against me.
  10. There's just no content. Even the Nordic guy sailing his Contessa has run out of content. He films himself sailing back and forth between the Shetlands, eating cold, crappy canned food. It was fascinating the first few times, sort of like riding a jetski. Now it's run its course. So you see, I'm not just hating on the Nth sailing blog that has vacuous "Kardashian-ites" bouncing around the Carrib. Dylan endures because he has yet to run out of fascinating coastline, culture and history.
  11. I fucking will not click on it. I've noticed in nearly every one of these stupid tit-bait sailing blogs, the girl has some breed of yappy, little dog onboard. Dylan- Don't you go bringing a pet with you onboard. Well... maybe a bird but that it!
  12. Periodic inspection and re-arming of auto-inflating PFD's prevents inadvertent deployments.
  13. Pffft...it's the only way I can afford to play this game. If I were paying $3k/year for a slip somewhere, I don't know if I could do it. At the very least, the boat would suffer a lack of regular maintenance. "Home" is only a slight exaggeration. I live in a neighborhood that owns a small beach and dock at the end of the street. I pay $500/year for use of the dock. It's a 5 minute walk from my front door.
  14. In very light air, ablative is more sticky than hard, burnished paints but if you're cruising, you're probably motoring in very light air anyway. Your concern about MD clean marina regulations is valid and I would check with your marina before buying the ablative paints. I keep my boat at home, so I am the deciding authority on bottom cleaning.