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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.

Matt DI

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    clean living
  1. I've got a 9.1 for sale cheap. Unfortunately it's on the east coast. The 9.1 would fit the bill though
  2. With that big of a lever there would be no question of the person getting dunked on my boat.
  3. I'm with you Will. People throw up pirate flags way to nonchalantly. There is a lot of meaning behind those flags and none of it good. Won't let one of those near my boat.
  4. Many of the Charleston Boats had full measurements but that is because Dave Hobbs came down and measured a bunch of boats for free one weekend last month. The sole reason to get more boats to participate. Even though we ended up class racing (105s) we got measured and got a an ORC club cert for 100.00. Not really price prohibitive. Matt, What was measured? My point about the price leans more towards boats that do not have a hull file. ORC could be more attractive to those boats if they found a way to mitigate the cost of a full measurement. Will, I believe they did the full measurements with incline and free boards. We had to get our sails measured and a certificate from the sail maker. From what I understand it was enough for the ORCi but not positive (I was on vacation at the time and the other owners took care of it). They did as promotional thing to try and get more boats involved. I think that the normal cost is somewhere in the 8 bucks a foot range for the initial survey.
  5. Bob, Just saw this at the dock in Charleston. She's a little way from home. https://www.dropbox.com/s/mcu9mno9qn3ofji/2017-04-20%2015.34.19.jpg?dl=0
  6. Many of the Charleston Boats had full measurements but that is because Dave Hobbs came down and measured a bunch of boats for free one weekend last month. The sole reason to get more boats to participate. Even though we ended up class racing (105s) we got measured and got a an ORC club cert for 100.00. Not really price prohibitive.
  7. Say what you will, but had 3 great days of racing offshore this weekend. Big breeze and waves Fri and sat 10Matson Sunday.
  8. What are those funny shaped things on the deck behind the winches??
  9. I'm in with our new to us J105, Ruckus. I know, I Know but at least we'll have our own start. Weather still looks up in the air. Hopefully Mark will chime in with an updated forecast.Shameless plug, we just got some great shirts for the boat from Mark.
  10. A tiller in a Swan? Photos or it's not true!
  11. From what I've seen, if you have any plans at all of doing w/l's. Stay away from the seascapes. The tracking angles on those are horrendous
  12. Bust out the reaching sails!
  13. Sail Racer Are you coming down this year? Didn't see your usual ride on the scratch sheet.
  14. No more cargoes can be filled to the top of holds. You reach your marks way before you fill the holds. Most damage to this type of vessel happens during the loading process. More is dumped into the hold at Avery high rate and at heights the puts excessive stress on the hulls.The class associations recognized this and the older vessels require special inspections after a certain age. Unfortunately this has not completely solved the problem.
  15. Has to be one of my all time favorite songs. I got Eric Clapton's Cross Roads anthology for Cristmas my plebe year at Kings Point (1986). That 4 cd set changed a lot of kids views on music over the years. But Stevie Winwood and that song might have been an anthem for our little group over those 4 years. Morty for any of you out there who might be paying attention