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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.

Chris Burns

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    hunting, fishing, sailing gardening and exposing my son to all of the above
  1. So - how'd it go this year? I've been too beat up with getting my knees fixed to even consider anything like it. Just getting back to walking kind of normally and the left knee is getting worked on over Memorial Day weekend... I refuse to do Facebook, so I'm a bit limited - could anyone post a few pictures here?
  2. A touch of diesel or kerosene will make your herbicide a lot more effective. The only place I use Roundup is on the brick walks around my house, and it goes on very carefully. Organic insecticide on the veggies and fruit trees ive thought about the vinegar and salt treatment- does it leave a residue? Will it damage brick?
  3. The old non-locking torque converters were a lot less harsh on driveline components than clutches. IIRC the horsepower losses to an automatic weren't that severe and the big blocks had power to spare. Greatest problem was using all that power - the biggest and stickiest tires back then would be considered ridiculously narrow and hard by today's standards, and a significant constraint to lateral and braking loads as well. Never mind the shocks and bushings of the day. Or steering boxes. Or brakes. If I had more disposable funds I've always thought it would be fun to modernize the brakes and suspension on an old muscle car to see how far it could be taken. Last spring i purchased a new-to-me vehicle. 2 year old lease turn in. Seats 5, 4door, tons of legroom, leather interior with a pretty nice sound system/gps/Bluetooth hands free phone. Adjustable suspension, programmable transmission with auto or manual shifting, twin turbo V6 with 350 ponies and 450 lb/ft of torque. All wheel drive with locking rear diff and selectable traction control. Around 6seconds to 60 on regular gas. Any guesses on what it is? heres a hint- it has a 5.5ft bed, an adjustable trailer brake system and will tow 10,000+ lbs. Stock F150. How far we have come..
  4. Pulled the stake out of the heart of this thread. Had the stem cell done in the right knee this afternoon. 2 weeks off the Voltaren up front and yes, I could hardly walk. Stairs were a real chore. I did hit the karate school but was teaching the real beginners. Procedure itself was pretty easy. Had a 'scrip for a few percocets - one 1/2 hour before procedure, one just before and one 6 hours after. 150 cc of blood centrifuged down for the platelets, 60+cc marrow from the posterior iliac crest (more annoying than painful) drain the right knee and place the mix. During the last month, due to my limping my right ankle seized up - tendinitis of the 3 tendons on the inside of the ankle. Made stairs pretty uncomfortable. I had to crab down sideways one step at a time. The surgeon had seen me earlier in the week and used some leftover platelets to inject the tendons. The whole thing took just over 90 minutes. Now it's a set of nice new crutches for minimum of one week, preferably two. Minimal weight bearing. I'll keep all y'alls posted.
  5. Thanks Mike. He just dropped the class and plans to take it with a better instructor... One who doesn't just put up PowerPoints. One of his roomies is pretty much the tutor for the class. My son showed him the book, the PowerPoints he's screenshotted, and his notes. The other kid noted that what he saw was crap and suggested an exit.
  6. Yes, pretty full. Family's good. Kid is beating his head on "math for engineers " where linear algebra, calculus, trig and geometry all converge. First test was brutal - 80% of the class failed. He wasn't one of those who passed. Other than that he's doing well. How've you been? Still got the Lotus?
  7. Drove the 65 chevvy pikup. Too far from the shack to hitch hike. Waaaay to far to take the ol' Massey over. Wife hates standing on the 3point for more than a couple of miles. And it ain't a trailer. We's far more hifalutin than that. It's a proper 4 room shack up on stilts over the swamp. Why do you think I hang out at SA? Gotta have a boat t'get to shore.
  8. A TriStar semi auto. 12 gauge with a DU badge on the receiver. Turkish copy of the Benelli recoil operated semi autos. Really nice wood on the stock and foregrip. Changeable chokes. I'll pick it up from the dealer next weekend.
  9. Went to a local Ducks Unlimited dinner this evening. I usually buy a sponsorship, and every 4 they sell they raffle off a DU shotgun. I told the guy collecting the tickets to please pull mine and 60 seconds later he did. Shotgun no.1 for the night. I'd also purchased a $20.00 strip of tickets for the "pick of the litter " - if you win you get the pick of any auction item without a blue dot on it. Somehow they'd missed putting a blue dot on a nice Winchester SX pump with a DU camouflage paint job. Shotgun no.2. I should have picked up a poweball ticket...
  10. Or you could get one of these ...
  11. Picked up a Fiskars splitting axe years ago. I've abused it for everything including chopping roots out. Couple of minor nicks, nothing that keeps it from working just fine. Light and durable. My son prefers it, and he likes to split wood for exercise. My maul is one of those ridiculous all metal things with the 20(?) lb head and welded on handle. Had an 8 pounder but a friend broke it ( in his defence he's 6'11" 300 lbs and mostly muscle. He popped the head off the fiberglass handle and broke the glass core). This ugly thing just won't quit. Easy to use - pick it up and drop it. Rarely do I have to add much more. If I'm feeling show-offy I swing it one handed.
  12. Balvenie Double Wood. Just a little, straight up or over a couple of ice cubes. Pretty rarely though. A bottle lasts a long while. It's converted several friends into appreciators of decent Scotch.
  13. And as a consolation prize, Melania, Ivanka and the rest of the gang are a lot easier to look at than Hilly or Mrs.0
  14. A little music to soothe your butthurt.