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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. Saw him at a small theatre in Tacoma, early 90s. Hardest working man in R&R. I'll bet he changed shirts three times during the set. Every song was better than the one before. Most excellent!
  2. She's at Canoe Cove.
  3. Sorry Maxx. I certainly would have mentioned it if there was an issue with Rob. I always loved the fact that Zanne was so intent on keeping the boat up and keeping the boat. I'm not suggesting that Rob has any less love of the boat. Just saying that what Zanne wants, Zanne gets .
  4. I am under the impression that Zanne is set on keeping it. Haven't heard anything about up for sale. The second picture has always been one of my favorites. Grand Prix with a brand new Braveheart on our hip. Rob was very focused on not letting them by. Lots of fun!
  5. Sitting in Roche Harbor. Suzanne makes sure the boat stays in great shape. All it needs is for them to decide it's time to race. Without the PeeWee Kiwi, that is unlikely. But she looked great the last time I walked by.
  6. Well, he is dead to me! Does that count?
  7. Get over it!
  8. Indeed we will. I have a small group of family and friends who will "help" me. It'll be the most expensive bottle of anything I've ever opened! I think you should vet anyone who will be sharing. 30 some years ago, I opened a bottle of Sebastiani "Angelica Antigua" that was bottled during the prohibition as an 'altar' wine. The family kept it for family events until 1978 when they bottled the rest for release. A hard lesson as 8 out of the 10 drinkers thought it was horrible. Luckily, my SIL shared my enthusiasm and we drank all the wine that had been poured. Now good wines and single malts are reserved for those who have taste. And prove it by bringing great examples to the house. I have plenty of stock brands for everyone else! We have the same view and practice. The evening the bottle is opened is a small group who will really appreciate it and it'll be in a beautiful place and a stellar occasion. Well, OK then. I was willing to come and stand guard. To keep the unworthy at bay, y'know? The biggest problem I have is that all the bottles at Robbie Burns Night on Saturday are going to seem pale by comparison.
  9. Indeed we will. I have a small group of family and friends who will "help" me. It'll be the most expensive bottle of anything I've ever opened! I think you should vet anyone who will be sharing. 30 some years ago, I opened a bottle of Sebastiani "Angelica Antigua" that was bottled during the prohibition as an 'altar' wine. The family kept it for family events until 1978 when they bottled the rest for release. A hard lesson as 8 out of the 10 drinkers thought it was horrible. Luckily, my SIL shared my enthusiasm and we drank all the wine that had been poured. Now good wines and single malts are reserved for those who have taste. And prove it by bringing great examples to the house. I have plenty of stock brands for everyone else!
  10. Non members race at same cost as members. Club is open to members and their guests only. Clubhouse is removed from racing area, so even members don't go there after racing.
  11. What!
  12. Google "Lawndart" a fast 40 out of Nanaimo, BC. I think they posted a lot while campaigning the boat. Or PM me a nd I'll get you in touch with the owner.
  13. Too funny! TwoLegged assumes The Commodore is male?
  14. On the other hand, I hope Toto was waiting to have his talk with Lewis about team orders and heard from Nico first!
  15. Yup.My all-time favorite, upon telling someone that I (used to) race sailboats offshore, was "where do you pull over at night to sleep?" Double yup. During one Straits race a newbie on the boat who knew the basic course to be sailed was under the impression we would be putting into Nanaimo or Parksville for the evening. Doing RC duty on a Smith Island Race one time. By 1 AM we're down to 2 boats left on the course. I called on the VHF for a position report. The second boat says "I can see the lights of Everett", so I'm thinking an hour or so. At 5AM, I call again and they say the same thing. I talked to one of the crew later. Turns out they got tired and dropped anchor less than 5 miles from the finish. To take a nap for 4 hours! What's a RC to do?