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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. Based on this issue, is there anything a person who is soon joining eyc should be aware of that the membership committe might not be disclosing?
  2. Keep weight limits as is. No limit in min or max crew. Anyone under 17 does not count for weight. Getting our youth on boats before they go to college is good for the sport. Each regatta requires weigh in with scales. Once a crew member weighs in, weight is recorded in a phrf database that is accessible by yralis members and can be used for the entire season unless they want to weigh in again. Once a crew weighs in, they may not reweigh in during a regatta. The weight total at weigh in dictates adjusted rating. This removes the issue of needing to apply for a rating change at each regatta depending on what crew you can pull together. If a boat has a deep enough crew roster and wants to adjust weight depending on forecasts, more power to them. If you are short on crew, have last minute cancellations, etc this lets you sail without requesting a rating change with the phrf committee which you can only do right now once a year. Ratings can change on each day if crew is different on each day. No phrf adjustment outside of crew weight are allowed during a regatta. If the crew is different each day, the ratings can change during a regatta. This will take a change in regatta management. Just because it is more complicated does not mean that it shouldn't be considered. What is wrong with putting your boat on the line with a crew selected to be the most competitive on a given day? Professional teams select the playing members for a given game all of the time. That is part of running a team, why should sailing be any different? The regatta management will need to require crew sign up sheets and weigh in times each day. If a boat has a crew change from day one, they must notify race management and weigh new crew. Each morning a time must be established to weigh in. Phrf will need to manage the weight database by person; this not difficult to do using a simple form on site that requires a password given to race management. This process of administering correctly allows for flexibility, fair racing, less cheating (unknowingly or otherwise) and allows the boat owner to decide how they really want to run their program. The top teams will show up with crew changes which would be allowed and what is wrong with that? Other teams will keep the same crew and be happy to be on the water and not deal with weight changes. Scoring programs would need to allow for different ratings of the same boat in the same regatta - this is probably the most did duly part of this route.
  3. Boat in NJ is boomerang, owner's name Is Rouba
  4. One for sale in Morgan marina in NJ. Sure you can get it cheap...been on the hard for 3-4 years.
  5. So you were sailing on Dr. Jazz?
  6. Espo, what is your schedule like for '06. Racing AYC Spring? We could add one one PHRF wanker to fleet that could possibly give you a run in the right conditions...