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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Here are the three proven techniques to get event coverage in SA: - Have SA be pissed off at you. The easiest way to do this is to ignore SA. They want to be loved and will retaliate when not. But like Phineas Barnum said, 'There's no such thing as bad publicity' - Pay SA. This is the most common way to get event coverage in SA, as evidenced this week with the 49er Worlds coverage. - Suck up to SA. Put SA on a pedestal, blow a gale up their backside, and promote them on your event site. This might do the trick but it would likely piss off all other media.
  2. From FP kids getting killed

    Keep driving folks, this is just Scot lobbing a grenade at US Sailing because they won't kiss his ass. He's big on blaming others for his own faults, and likes to blame US Sailing for everything that goes on in the sport. What he doesn't realize is the extent of training that occurs now for sailing instructors, and that despite everyone's efforts, accident will always happen.
  3. Key West Dead

    You did as much to kill the event as all the other variables. Stop with the fake sincerity and get on with your victory dance.
  4. mondo bondage

    But what about your kid's college fund? You said you needed funds for the future when selling the M32.
  5. mystery main

    Ed can't get a new boat because he decided, with his kid in the last year of high school, that he had to sell the Melges 32 to help pay for college. Or was it really just realizing that SD Bay hated him and he couldn't handle it. Or was it just to buy another car...
  6. that time of the month

    SA became SA by trashing things. It chums on the home page and let's the sharks in the forum do the damage. Growing the sport thru SA isn't going to happen.
  7. that time of the month

    Anyone that races PHRF and has a modern boat, particularly a sportboat, or is an advanced sailor, needs to be questioning what they are doing. The rule is not designed for the top end. It is designed for the bottom end.
  8. Blithering Brian Hancock

    Brian is a complete tool that is desperate to remain relevant. He and Tempesta are perfect for each other.
  9. Scuttlebutt listed the rules that were violated.
  10. FP hot latin ladies to date

    The Q ad is not a Q ad but an AdChoice ad with the product type generated by your browsing history. SA has a a lot of them, which translates to how they can't sell ads. AdChoice is a free service that pays based on clicks. Remove the AdChoice ads and the promo gets thin.
  11. FP hot latin ladies to date

    Remember when notable marine industry companies used to buy ads from SA? Me neither. Quantum must have tapped out after Scooter's political rants. Now there is just a collection of AdChoice ads and desperate companies still romanced by visions of profitable traffic. Ha!
  12. Offshore Olympic Sailing?

    If you were land locked I'd throw away the key.
  13. Offshore Olympic Sailing?

    Always a hoot when SA picks up on a conversation that has been reported on since last summer in Rio. Finally sobered up? This idea was launched when the IOC was asking for a full re-think on the sailing events. Now it seems unlikely given the pendulum has swung back to keep the Rio events. What was cool about the idea was how it would/could/might provide for people sailing in the other events the chance to win a second medal. Okay, go back to the suds. There are, btw, other sources of sailing news if you want to, uh, stay current.
  14. Just...What. The. F---

    Scuttlebutt reported the bill had been amended to apply only to powerboats: http://email.sailingscuttlebutt.com/t/ViewEmailArchive/j/613DAC6F523E54B1/C67FD2F38AC4859C/