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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. Went online to renew the registration for the boat. Would not let me do it and said my HIN does not meet current requirements, they want to issue me a new title and HIN. The new HIN needs to be placed next to the old HIN outside on the hull and in the cabin in a hidden location. My boat is a 1978 Columbia, it said it needs to meet 1984 coast guard requirements. Any other Wash boaters required to do this? Have not seen or heard of this requirement until now. This may big surprise for a lot of boaters.
  2. Why did the CHICKEN cross the road? http://katu.com/news/local/oregon-man-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-a-chicken
  3. I have never been there but in June I will be going to Loreto for a week. Don't think I will check that boat out. Just what I need, another boat I don't use!
  4. We spent 2 nights in Hunter Bay many years ago, waiting out a gale blowing in the straits. Good holding ground, mud mostly. The wind would spill over the hill and roar across the beach. very gusty. Had lots of time to try different ideas to keep the boat from sailing at anchor. Wind never let up for 2 days, finally at 7am one morning all was very quiet, we made sail and were on our way.
  5. http://www.legacy.com/ns/chuck-barris-obituary/184631808
  6. Sorry I missed your post and glad you got it fixed. For future reference. I would have recommended, they can do it all, whatever you need. Seattle Radiator Works 5011 Ohio Avenue South 98134 Seattle (206) 682-5148
  7. Change in Rimas scheduled award winning round the world drift-a-thon. Rimas Meleshyus added 5 new photos. 2 hrs · .. 2017 February 5 Hawaii islands ! Now I am living in countryside it's very far from Hilo town. Leua Aiono Frost Leua Aiono Frost When are you planning to come thru Pago Capt Rimas Meleshyus??? Rimas Meleshyus May be next year Leua ! This year I am not planning I moved already the end of December last year to the house I love it here, on the boat too small space I have it now more room.
  8. Not having the linguistic skills of Rimas I could not make up a phony story. Yes I just copied and pasted his words. They are still there if you do a detailed search. This is another copy and paste but more complete. Of note, he doesn't answer at the end if he is still sailing. Rita Rotava Beautiful.... Like · Reply · 1 · January 28 at 4:08am .. Rimas Meleshyus replied · 1 Reply . Anastasios Michaelides Anastasios Michaelides It seems to be an amazing place!!!! Like · Reply · 1 · January 28 at 5:18am .. Rimas Meleshyus replied · 1 Reply . Lana Ngo Lana Ngo Such beautiful picture ! heart emoticon<3 it Like · Reply · 1 · January 31 at 11:13am .. Rimas Meleshyus Rimas Meleshyus Good evening to you Lana ! Thank you I was off four days from the Facebook page ! Like · Reply · 1 · January 31 at 12:09pm .. Lana Ngo Lana Ngo Why ?? Like · Reply · 1 · January 31 at 12:58pm .. Rimas Meleshyus Rimas Meleshyus I moved to my friends house ! No anymore living on the sailboat, more room and more quite place too. Like · Reply · 1 · January 31 at 1:41pm .. Lana Ngo Lana Ngo But you still sailing...... aren't you ?? Like · Reply · Yesterday at 9:56am
  9. Today Rimas said he moved off the boat, the dream has crashed. Rimas Meleshyus I moved to my friends house ! No anymore living on the sailboat, more room and more quite place too. Like · Reply · 6 hrs
  10. The Mongol, surprisingly good!
  11. Brandy, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  12. Mark We landed at Honolulu a few hours before Iniki struck. Lucky not to have been on Kauai. We spent the day at Honolulu Elentary School, same place I went to school back in 1950-51. Waikiki area was evacuated.