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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. Anyone here have an AT setup?
  2. Not sure that she's targeting all of the electoral votes she could. Everyone knows if you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band. Furthermore, that lead guitar is hot, but not for a Louisiana man.
  3. That is the foundation of the democrat party. Too stupid to know any better. "Stupid foundation of Republican Party calls stupid foundation of Democratic party stupid"
  4. Awful. Even worse than the Rick Santorum song, which I thought unbeatable. "Comments are disabled"
  5. The Loaded Baked Potato flavor is excellent. Idahoan is damn good for backpacking. Just add boiling water and after some stirring magic happens.
  6. Maybe you should read a couple words past the ones you put in bold. "cleated to" You're going to have to help me out with this. I'm not picking up on your point. Very good. Now the whole remainder of that sentence and the one following it. I thought it was pretty funny, but I also enjoyed your thorough rebuttal of the theory that the dinghy is still there, but dragging along submerged. That's tellin' 'em.
  7. What in God's own name are you talking about? No sailor believes that is a possibility. That fact that you can not tell the difference between a sailing joke and a theory puts you squarely aboard with RImas's experience level. You must be one of Rimas's non-sailing co-dependent enablers. Having been through two curricanes at sea and I don't know how many 1,000+ nm passages -- complete with the inevitable squalls, gales, etc., I have seen that one of the main destroyers of gear on a boat is chafe. Towing the dinghy with a single 3/8" line (that's about what it looked like in the two photos of Rimas's I have seen posted in this thread) it is guaranteed to chafe through within a week, if not sooner. That time diminishes to a fraction of that during heavy weather with real seas. In a seaway, that painter would be alternatively slack, then tensioned with a jerking motion, all the while the dinghy would be yawing like a drunk toddler while alternately surfing, crashing into the back of the SJ24. All that motion would be transferred to the single point on the tow line where it passes through a chock. From what I've seen of Rimas's seamanship skills, it probably was not even run through a chock, but left to rub back and forth across the top edge of the transom. A sailor would not try to tow a dinghy in a storm but would securely lash it on deck. If a sailor were towing the dinghy in calm conditions, there would be anti-chafe measures at every point of contact, both on the dinghy and the towing craft, and these chafe points would be inspected multiple times each day. If, for some reason, the dinghy remained in tow in heavy weather, the chafe points would be inspected every half hour. I'm sure Rimas popped his head out of the companionway one morning and saw a frayed stump of line ending right at the transom. He shows the same lack of observational logic, lack of reasoning ability, and certainly lack of experience when he deployed his life raft too early (in fact, it was never required at all) and likewise secured with a single line and one of Rimas's "knots" of which we have all seen multiple photographs. Note to Rimas: the reason sailors tend to use the same real knots and bends is because they have been used, optimized and tested over a period of thousands of years. If you co-dependent enablers want to help this hapless buffoon, buy him a Hervey Garrett Smith book. They are mostly pictures so he might actually be able to make use of it. Maybe you should read a couple words past the ones you put in bold.
  8. It does seem a bit worse than usual, doesn't it?Some of it is just carzy shit. Some of it sounds a couple steps away from being in a clocktower with a knife.* * "G-word avoided for obvious reasons. Tom... you can thank me later. The economy is improving to the point that people almost can't pretend it isn't. Just have to prolong that realization a couple more months until it's time for the improved economy to be credited to the new GOP led Congress for removing "uncertainty" confronting business.* It's a Herculean effort to keep people riled that long, but it seems to be effective thus far even with Benghazi and Fast n' Furious having started to lose their polish a bit. Interestingly, Obama appears to be cooperating with those efforts with his illegal alien stuff, but then he does appear to be able to bring a striking amount of ineptness to bear on almost any situation. *You heard it here first. I will bet you $1 we start hearing stuff very similar to that in the coming months.
  9. You have a problem with a Catalina. Why don't you give Frank a call and talk to him and express your feelings.. They are wonderful boats for what they are, just don't seem to be many captains of industry like yourself who own them. Do you race it?
  10. It does seem a bit worse than usual, doesn't it?
  11. Hey, you leave Folding Prop alone. He's a very wealthy man. Owns a Catalina, in fact.
  12. Having been exposed as a lying thief, that's all he's got. One might even say: "What this amounts to on [his] part is another deflection. Another misdirection, which [he is] very good at. Attack the messenger. Ignore the message. Lie about the data. Gruberize." -Inspired by NGS
  13. Uh huh. What this guy said:
  14. Did you know that sometimes the board's software puts a faint highlight on text when you copy and paste it? That's how I know that you directly plagiarized and inserted someone else's writing as if it was your own thought. http://mises.org/library/zoning-laws-destroy-communities
  15. You sure about that new lift? I had heard about it being possibility but I just looked at their trail map and things don't look different.