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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. Bwahahaha ...... good one . SF isn't in New Zealand.
  2. Greg, not sure where you're from, but as a six generation Californian who's lived in or visited most of the US, you're greatly mischaracterizing both the history and spirit of San Franciscans. California for the most part is one of the more innovative, free thinking, and visionary states of the Union. Might I suggest the largest challenge to the the AC organizing folks will not be the City and people of SF, nor the Port Authority, BCDC or the Save the Bay folks(who've done miracles with restoring wetlands and rejuvenating the Bay); but with a National Organization called the National Park Service.
  3. No doubt the SF Marine Industry is hoping for a windfall, but I don't believe your claim. Rising prices in fuel and berthing (if in fact this is true) are not necessarily a cause of AC participation. Can you provide some factual reference for your claim? You also are showing your ignorance in the focus and message from the OSF and OWS folks.
  4. Actually ..... it's a Boston Whaler .
  5. That's actually pretty tame stuff. Calcs would show about 4 ft wave for 50 mph wind, 100 ft depth, 40 mile fetch. Floating concrete attenuator of 8 feet depth would work. It's a bay so the issues are minimal vs. installations exposed to ocean forces. Wind/current driven in a Bay is no fun to boat in but not structurally challenging. Eagles, you're too quick to dismiss the practical experience of others. Calcs showed the Titanic was unsinkable also.
  6. Nice piece of propagandist style advertising, making a strong link between winged cats and the America's Cup. When I think of "America's Cup style of racing," close match racing in formula designed boats comes to mind. Somewhat like in the Monet Cup held on the city front a few years back. A couple of cats out tuning up doesn't bring an "America's Cup style of racing" image for me.
  7. You don't need to fuck her, simply tossing her a quart of throat yogurt will do. I used to wear Chuck Taylors until they changed the soles, now I have some Helly shoes that are basically the same idea, they just don't look quite as cool. So THAT'S why I was slipping all over the place in my spankin new CT's. Dammn that's disappointing.
  8. Send me a PM. We're working on the design for the 2006 shirts, ETA is April (crew picking them up in Poland). Did you ever notice you have a tendency to push the tiller away from you when you take a drink or look around? You can check us out at www.wyliewabbit.org. Talk to you. T
  9. I'm a fan ............ love your sets. How do I get a team shirt? I've got an extra large TEAM Furrari t-shirt I'll trade
  10. I'll second that ...... You know I'm a fan
  11. Hey Bro, If you need something to occupy your time ... How 'bout a write up for the 'A-Scow' thread ? T P.S. Are you racing the Great Pumpkin ?
  12. Solo, you need to get your facts straight. The 36.7's with new owners are beating the 109's boat for boat in some recent races. If I spent 100K more for a 109 then a 36.7 beat me to the weather mark a few times..... If I started with 12 109's 5 min ahead of the 36.7 class and about nine of 109's were behind the first 36.7.... The 36.7's kicked ass against the 109's in the Chicago Mac this year On the decline hardly, two new owners on LIS this year, should have more next year. Over 200 built in the US with over 450 worldwide. Anyone jumping into a 109 may want to double check their parachute, and ask why they need to spend 100K extra for a boat. Oh the interior looks like it came from Walmart. Bob Dumbo, I mean Jimbo, "you need to get your facts straight." Chicago Mac elapsed times: J/109 Lucky Dubie 2 = 46:41:52 J/109 Realta Na Mara = 46:43:13 J/109 Northstar = 46:46:35 J/109 Full Tilt = 47:24:23 36.70 Karma = 47:28:15 36.70 Padawan = 47:44:45 36.70 Rally = 48:00:29 36.70 Joie De Vie = 48:38:57 Those 36.7 dogs don't hunt. All bark and no bite behind four J/109s. Nuff said! I pretty sure a J109 is a lower boat than a Benne 36.7. Any boat that is not sailed well will be caught by the leaders of the fleet behind. Beene's also have overlapping jibs, what kind of breeze where you sailing in when you got lapped ? Take a look at the results for IRC D at the BBS and then tell me that a well sailed J109 can't hang with a Benne 36.7.
  13. Two Years before the Mast -- Dana