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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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About WTCowen

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  1. Class of 2017-Clark Mills

    I'll always be grateful to Clark Mills for the Windmill. My dad and I sailed literally hundreds of races together when I was a kid. Although the sailplan is conservative, the light weight makes it very quick. If sailed properly, it would plane in anything over 11 knots. It's made everything else I've sailed feel like a dog. Back in its heyday, we could get 60 boats at the Governor's Cup in North Carolina and the Nationals. (It still draws good fleets for the Midwesterns and the Nationals.) And the people were fantastic.
  2. Clicked on the "burger patty." Got a menu, but "Events" wasn't on it. And they took away my access to the World Series events that I paid for. When I was in B-school, I somehow missed the lecture where the "best practice" for building your audience is completely alienating your most loyal customers.
  3. Ahh, Lake Erie...

    Lake Erie hates us indeed. She proved it on the Fourth of July, 1969, hitting us with a derecho, with winds of 100 mph off Cleveland. I was nine at the time, the youngest kid in sailing camp at Cleveland Yacht Club in Rocky River. Here's why that proves she hates us: every year, large number of boats from the various clubs and marinas around Cleveland head out to watch the fireworks off Edgewater Park. The Fourth is always the night with the highest number of boats on the Lake, the highest density off Cleveland, and probably the highest average beer consumption per boat. And that's when the derecho struck. Perfect timing. News accounts from that time say that 100 boats capsized or sank. That seems high, but I remember walking on the beach the next day, and seeing numerous pieces of broken boats. The one that sticks in my memory was a ten by four piece of wood, with small portholes on side, that looked like it had been ripped off the top of a small keelboat. 18 people died in Cleveland, three on the water. (Most were killed by falling trees and powerlines. 20,000 people had gathered on land to watch the fireworks.) If that ain't hate (on the part of a body of water), I don't know what is.