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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. who else saw the northern lights during fake Michigan City race?
  2. that guy doesn't know shit. +1 oh wait
  3. Can't wait to race skidmarks and the other mongo down the hillz tomorrow! Maybe I'll bring the video camera...
  4. Harbors are giving away 5 free parking cards this month on facebook. Tell yer crew! https://www.facebook.com/chicagoharbors/app_154581087931912
  5. Yeah and that crazy ass dive bar we found w/ the kareoke hookers was a nice b-day gift...didn't even have a name just a flashing sign that said "BAR"
  6. 1:24 scale MacGregor 26 (bonus points if in a bottle) Kidnap Polka the Shark from the Hobie exhibit and hold for ransom. bonus point if you ride him in the RC pond.
  7. New vid for the Chicago based US One sailing team: They just arrived in Malaysia and are competing in the WMRT finale starting December 3rd. They're #1 ranked match race team in U.S. You guys gots to come check out some of the stuff going on up at CMRC this summer...how comes I only see blubbs and 12345 when I'm there? They're not so great to look at after awhile and could use some fresh faces.
  8. The one place you're guaranteed to not find salsa dancing...an Irish pub. Done.
  9. Sorry SOS , brendan is the moderator & he won't let me become one. You are on the list, should he ever decide to approve you as a Circus member. I hear getting accepted into the Circus Facebook group is harder than entering a J/30 in the Mac this year...
  10. Chicago locks will now be closed the entire month of April thru the 30th. Working on the bearings or something. The only time they'll be open is April 7th from noon-4. http://chicagoharbors.info/notices.php Who want's to sit along the locks on the 7th and watch the traffic jam?
  11. Great production/direction thanks for the props fellas. the engineering going into that breakwater is crazy...as crazy as the neon vests we had to wear.
  12. Still no Burnham changes even though G8 is no go. Probably has to do with NATO happening right after. Wow, Harbors have a specific email dedicated to the harbor closure now! "As has been reported in the news, the G8 Summit has been moved to Camp David in Maryland. However, the NATO Summit is still scheduled to be held in Chicago. As of now we have not been notified of any change in the security restrictions for the NATO summit meeting and the order from the United States Coast Guard for Burnham Harbor is still in effect. As soon as we receive any information regarding any potential changes, we will post it on this site. In the meantime, you may still address any questions to the existing email address, G8Summit@westrecchicago.com, or call the Chicago Harbors office at (312) 742-8520."
  13. I think the plan is to provide the available slips in 31st Street to the Burnham boaters for that weekend. Harbor depth is 17-18 feet.
  14. frakulator=frakulator I'll be heading out to Diego to shoot 11/15-18 for the AC. I'll post some reports/photos for all you kooks back home...
  15. We could do some really awesome shadow puppet porn with that sail area...