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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. Sort of like NASCAR, watching cars go in circles not that interesting...but the crashes.
  2. Absolutely right. In the "old days" there were no race committee, no classes, no scoring, no trophies. It was an excuse to go sailing on Wednesday night in San Diego Bay. No-one cared if you had any certificate...we raced 470's against MORA boats, latest IOR designs and Stars...Get a grip, it's a beer can race.
  3. At 35 I could go hand over hand up a halyard, at 62 not a chance in the world. Petzl ascender and harness is now the preferred method. Wish I was still in that kind of shape but old age is a bitch!
  4. "The worst thing about this clown is he always relies on the CG or other emergency unit to get towed in" Exactly why all signaling and communications equipment should be removed before he departs. Let him find his own way and not tie up resources that may be used to help someone who isn't a repeat rescue.
  5. Not sure an Azipod counts as a sail drive, but similar.
  6. My family moved to SD in 1902, third generation native so yes, Noobie! Good tat...
  7. Why do all the late comers to San Diego call it "Dago"...pisses natives off like calling San Francisco "Frisco".
  8. Harness 100%. Many years ago a friend of mine fell out of a chair while painting a mast and died on impact. I've used climbing harnesses ever since!
  9. Is it the former "Yellow Bird" which was repaired in La Paz back in 1989?
  10. At first I couldn't understand people responding to BS on the Origami thread but after reading BS responses even I sometimes feed the troll. The BS responses are so funny, ill informed and just nuts that it's too entertaining to stop.
  11. USCG and surveys. Years ago a wooden boat builder in San Diego was rebuilding and Alden schooner. With all the planking and interior removed the USCG decided it would be great to bring their surveyors over to see the "guts" of a wooden boat. The builder was mixing some WEST epoxy and 406 colloidal silica filler when the head surveyor asked what he was using for glue? Bill dipped his index finger into the pot, he said "we find flour and water makes a great paste for wooden boats, and it's edible as well." and proceeded to lick his RING finger while making a bit of a fist to hide the index finger. Eight Coasties were writing "flour and water paste" in their notebooks. I expected to see a NAVIC come out with paste listed as an approved adhesive for wooden boat repair. We were rolling on the floor laughing...Not sure I'd trust a USCG survey to determine proper construction.
  12. "Perhaps they're also proven to lack any ability to sail." I fixed it for you.
  13. I recall working on replacing keel bolts on a Columbia 57 many years ago; the glass at the bottom of the sump was over 9" thick! It was terrible on drill bits before we even got to the lead.
  14. The boat came back to the Northern Hemisphere, thus two crossings at least.