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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. Rolex Big Boat Series. Pushed back this year to accommodate the AC. September 26-29. 100 boats. See you all there. @bigboatseries
  2. Still cannot understand why you choose this place. Watching from in front of GGYC you can see the complete course. Can you do this from the west bleachers? But is there a big screen there in front of GGYC? I'd like to see the boats, from the shore, but need to e able to follow the racing on a screen. Oh, or be with people who can follow it on mobile devices I suppose From the shore with big screens would be ideal. Can someone confirm if there is a big screen out by StFYC? If so, sounds like that's the place. TK, Surly, et al. who have been at Marina--cool with walking out onto the spit tomorrow? (yellow oval on attached image). Someone who has been out there call out a landmark that would be easy to find. There are about 13 big screens inside St. Francis YC, but none outside, and none outside GGYC and none down at the jetty (spit) at the end of the seawall that runs between StFYC and GGYC The western most big screen is at AC village at Marina Green where the other anarchists have been hanging out.
  3. Oopsie. http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Small-Fire-at-Americas-Cup-Pavilion-Bleachers-223119071.html http://sfappeal.com/2013/09/arson-possible-in-early-morning-americas-cup-bleachers-blaze/
  4. Noice! What community is all about! Related to this--if there are Anarchists in town who are largely immobile and have special needs/requests that can't be found easily within the City, I will be coming up in my car from San Jose tomorrow and am happy to stop by a Sporting Goods store or otherwise and deliver it to you. I draw the line at hookers and blow, though. In seriousness, if you are in a pinch and need something, PM me.
  5. I'll repeat - DO NOT USE CABS in SF. They are beserk, never on time, and will rip you off. Use ride share services. Very civil, clean cars, know where they are going, and the drivers (and occasional other passengers) are always interesting. https://www.uber.com/ http://www.lyft.me/ http://www.side.cr/ Download the apps from iTunes and Google Play and book them from your phone. Thanks Krispy, actually i did hear you the first time but arrived into SF exhausted after a 12 hour flight jam packed into a 737 filled to capacity with no leg room for someone over 6" and on top of that i had a very grumpy 4 y/o boy with me...just wanted to get to a-b quickly, and we did but i am pretty sure our driver had mental health issues and was taking them out on anyone in his path or even alongside our path. Will go with your suggestions now our feet are on the ground.. went down to Bay street today to visit scope city to buy a few sets of Bino's at the address as listed in their website,...turns out they closed down a year ago ../want to buy steiners marine models so looks like i am going to have to head out of town maybe to a hunting shop so will look for a share car solution. Checked out the superyacht race today from fishermans wharf..3 or 4 yachts tacking up the harbour , quite impressive..shame there were not more of them...got a couple of nice pics of OR out practising with the big yachts in the background. Yes, can be difficult to find the good guys at SFO, plus SFO traffic management shushes them away when they do show up. I have a pair of 7x50 West Marine's you can borrow for the regatta - pedestrian no gyro stabilizer mind you. You'd need to be @Pier 27 tomorrow morning by @10 or 10:30 to pick them up. If you want to order some nice Steinie's for keepers you might be able to get them drop shipped to your place of rest. . PM for more details. All the chandleries are outside of the city, i.e. in Alameda, Sausalito, Richmond. Would be a trek to get to the closest West Marine.
  6. Hysterical. Great mental visual painted there. And now we know you are a wolverine.
  7. I'll repeat - DO NOT USE CABS in SF. They are beserk, never on time, and will rip you off. Use ride share services. Very civil, clean cars, know where they are going, and the drivers (and occasional other passengers) are always interesting. https://www.uber.com/ http://www.lyft.me/ http://www.side.cr/ Download the apps from iTunes and Google Play and book them from your phone.
  8. Life needs to go on in SF Bay whether or not the AC is operating. Those barges service cruise ships, and they are on pre-defined schedules. I'm sure if ACEA ponied up the dough they could have convinced the cruise line to change its provisioning/servicing schedule while in port, and its dockout schedule. And/or ACEA could have paid off the barge service to idle a couple of hours while the 72's tooled around. While the barge operator may not have relished obscuring your view, he probably opted for that ignominy vs. the punishment of losing his job for not complying with schedules.
  9. Pretty funny. They were sending invitations out to the window washers for that party.
  10. referring to the frantic as SFYC is akin to referring to San Francisco as 'Frisco'. SFYC = San Francisco Yacht Club across the bay StFYC = the frantic
  11. The GG Bridge is probably one of the absolute best places to watch. And today/tomorrow you can do the bridge walk without having to invest $25.00 for a cheap sweatshirt at the visitor's center. Top of Alcatraz also a great spot. Weather mark is across from the western end of Crissy Field. Agreed. I walked the bridge span yesterday, can't beat the view on fog-free days like today. You'll see the entire race course. Binocs will be handy for close-ups of mark roundings. Good luck there NCS!!! Wind is starting to back so maybe we'll get at least one race off today. Drinkies?
  12. The GG Bridge is probably one of the absolute best places to watch. And today/tomorrow you can do the bridge walk without having to invest $25.00 for a cheap sweatshirt at the visitor's center. Top of Alcatraz also a great spot. Weather mark is across from the western end of Crissy Field.
  13. Real time info from NOAA PORTS data http://www.met.sjsu.edu/cgi-bin/wind/windbin.cgi
  14. Best viewing is at the end of the jetty past GGYC - last chance beach as it's known, or along the seawall between StFYC and GGYC. But nothing can beat a location that has a big screen i.e. AC village@ Marina Green. Transportation tip. Don't use taxis. 1) drivers don't know where they are going 2) will rip you off 3) will be at least 30 minutes late when you call them 4) if they even show up. Use the far more civil ride share services: https://www.uber.com/ http://www.lyft.me/ http://www.side.cr/ Seabreeze (although still light) will probably start to fill in @3PM. Best racing action in town will happen after Race2 of the AC today. The eyedeens are in town, and if you are at Marina Green you will get a great view of the skiffs.
  15. Very much a shame to have cut off that last race. Had they waited all of maybe 10 min's more, the wind would have been within limits. But I guess they had to get practice racing going for ORTUSA B1 and B2. Priorities you know!