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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. Roger, if you were going would have been fun to meet up for a beer. I am racing Radial so will have no data on the MK I/MK II debate. Going to be good fun to get my ass kicked by the kids and my Girlfriend at the same regatta! I guess I could race standard rig and get my ass kicked by Mother Nature, it's looking like a breezy weekend, instead?
  2. Well spend a week in Puerto Rico and you will like Don Q! Good luck and have fun! Yea looking great tonight, I am going to take my Laser out for a little practice and watch the Wednesday night fleet.
  3. That, my dear friend, is a balloon knot.Oh so it is! OK weinie is ignoring me but WTF, why have it as your avatar? Do any avatars make sense to anyone but the owner. (Sometimes I laugh like muttly) Well to be honest most make a lot more sense than weinie's.
  4. Thanks RobbieB! You heading up to Wrightsville Beach this weekend?
  5. Gotta respect the way ur thin'n there!!!! So 151 Rum? Bacardi? No. We have a local distillery called "The Tobacco Barn." They make a rum called the Dancing Bee, infused with honey. Delish. I also have a bottle of Ron Zacapa that is older than my twin daughters. AND I have the first bottle of rum to be aged on a US Navy ship in over 200 years: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/12/15/md-distillery-aging-rum-on-navy-ship-just-like-the-old-days/ That Tobacco Barn rum is good but gosh a little pricey for my everyday drinking rum! Good olde Bacardi or Don Q is tough to beat.
  6. If you are really good you can stand up in your Laser under plane!
  7. That, my dear friend, is a balloon knot. Oh so it is! OK weinie is ignoring me but WTF, why have it as your avatar?
  8. Sounds like a Sister ship to my boat! The PO had a PHRF certificate from NC at 147. Do you know if he has a PHRF of the Chesapeake certificate? I have used 147 in the past as a provisional rating for the few "races" I have done on her. Looks like I can now roll with 150.
  9. Oh NO Ajax we are losing you! Although I must admit I stripped out the 6 gauge or are they 4 gauge? Positive and Negative battery cables this weekend that ran from the house bank all the way to the aft end of the storage locker were the AC inverter used to live. I have no need or desire for an AC inverter so it's not going back in the boat so why carry around all that wire as well! Probably 40lbs. and it did feel good to get that weight off the boat even though I have zero desire to race her. Oh BTW how long is the Jeanneau and of what vintage?
  10. Hey weinie, BTW what the hell is that in your avatar? I am not sure I want to ask but I can't figure it out!
  11. Despite my respect for the knowledge and opinions expressed by all on SA and various other internet forums, there's your answer right there... Maybe see about a second (medical) opinion from someone who specializes in sports medicine--would probably be more up to speed on latest treatments and also more sympathetic to you wanting to regain full function and get back on the water as soon as possible. Best counsel is listen to your doc and get a second opinion to confirm. But if if its so bad it wakes you up at night constantly, and the cortizone/lidocaine shot didn't take the edge off it, and the MRI indicates tears needing surgery, well the writing is kinda on the wall... Like I said, I had surgery on both shoulders. Delayed surgery the first time wanting to try to fix it w just PT and all I did was waste more sailing time. The third time the doc thought we could bring it back w PT... I knew the signs and got in fast. Have a friends that is an older competitive swimmer. Had the surgery twice on both shoulders. The only thing I will stress is listen to the docs (PT or surg) and then follow the post op protocol religiously and you can/will get back to 100%. Good luck. The 2-3 weeks or so post surgery really suck but after that its all uphill. Spot on Wess! Great advice there! I have/had Labrum tears in both of my shoulders. My left started to bother me first and with PT and FOLLOWING their advice for rehab it is close to 100%. Then my right started to bother me and I tried the same PT approach. It got somewhat better but since it is my hitting arm for VB it never got right. Decided to have surgery and it was a great call! In about 3 months I was back sailing and about 10 months back hitting hard on the VB court. It's very close to 100%, better than my left that did not have surgery. I still do a lot of the range of motion exercises in the gym along with the traditional weight training stuff. Just part of the routine at this point. I know different injury but the approach is the same. FOLLOW the PT direction and/or Doc's orders depending on what direction you take. DON'T just try to "Man Up" and push through the pain. PT rehab first to see if that helps or surgery and then PT rehab are your options. Sounds like you know your way around a gym so you will recover faster than somebody that is not in shape and not accustomed/disciplined to working out.
  12. That is exactly it. In order to surrvive in a market you have to watch to see what the market is doing. Tiy have to look to see what people above you and below you in the pecking order are doing right and doing wrong. sadly, google assumes that if you like sailing you must therefore like tits I'm trying hard but honestly, I'm failing to see what the problem is, here...... FKT Good one! I like outboard motors as well! The Yamaha hat is a nice touch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkDCpqgFkHs
  13. Question: Is there a requirement that a yacht must fly her national flag when visiting foreign waters? I don't think there is.
  14. Well the link was believable but yea the headlights are not even broken???
  15. 10 Next question?