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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. agree get a real job, then sail all you can, best thing I ever did was get out of the industy 25 yrs ago Br
  2. don't do it, my dad (RIP) was Director of Customer Care for one of the big 3, he would not let me waste my $ Br
  3. been sailng for 58 yrs, raced for 35 +/- took 5 yrs off (never stepped on a boat, other than to fish) to race cars, have owned up to a 40ft, currently own a Cat 27 and race on a Mini, it's been great. Br
  4. Raced for 40 yrs on and off, have raced my own boats and lots of OBP, Im a bit old for W/L now but would like to do the Short Handed here on Lake Ontario, but will not spend the $ to join a YC just for a couple of races pre year, been there and now have no interest in YC BS. Have the boat with all the gear etc. So remove the cost of YC menbership and Im there. Br
  5. Olson 30 Toronto, ont
  6. If you are sailing up wind at 9kts in a 30 ft you are not sailing upwind. Br
  7. Have a Catalina 27 and race a Mini 6.50 life is great. Both cheap to run. Br
  8. Anyone have access to or a link to the VPP's for Mini 655 or any Zero, also looking for any rig tune info. BRJ
  9. Joli: this maybe way off base, Robertson had something to do with the first C&C 61 that was built at The Custom Shop in Oakville. as I remember he was sort of an advisor to the orginal owners. But all my many conversations with Robertson (Long Robby) involved larger amounts Rum. Yes he was larger that life, passed away about 15 yrs ago. BRJ
  10. That interior is not the original design. The new interior work was done by Bruckman (excellent workmanship), the design of this interior was by the current owner (a dentist). I'm not a fan but I don't have to be, I didn't write the checks. We much prefer our interior layout, not a big fan of ball room saloons. Joli was wondering if you knew OCS Robertson from Oakville. BRJ
  11. EB was / is alway good for a story
  12. was talking to a retired sail maker about sailing Nonsuch, he told me a story about racing one that he had just provided a new sail for, the owner and wife had never raced before. First jibe the BBQ went and the next the compass shot down into the cabin.
  13. Bit off topic but the guy across the street is 101 yrs old and served WW2 with the Halton Loren Scotts. And he has a valid drivers permit. But I don't park my car on the road just because. Br
  14. Check for fuel = take the spark arester off the carb and smell Pull plug hold body of plug on block, close hatch and look for flash " make sure you have vented the area first" Note: don't try and start an A4 more that 3 time as you will flood engine with water. Best advise contact Moyer Marine 35 yr old A4, runs great Br