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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. Ignore really works a treat. . .
  2. Stop wasting our taxpayer dollars!
  3. MojoSail article: http://www.mojosail.com/2013/08/15/loch-lomond-giant-catamaran-woes/ Marin IJ Article: http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_23856338/flyin-hawaiian-sailboat-builder-jailed-after-fight-loch
  4. Typically harbormasters are employees of whatever entity owns the marina, be it public or private. They are not, however, LEOs. The Harbormaster in Redondo Beach/King Harbor, California is part of the Redondo Beach Fire Department... not an LEO? Firefighters are not typically Law Enforcement Officers.
  5. I doubt even the HR clan is foolish enough to try that until the thing can at least move under its own power. People keep calling it a "boat," but I think a prerequisite to being a boat is that it can move under its own power. Until then, its a barge. I doubt FH will ever move under its own power, hence its never leaving. We'll see. The sailplan of FH is complete. It has sails and might be expected to move under its own power once out of the treacherous SF Bay winds and currents and into the umm, pacific Pacific. The FH's Builder and Master has a plan and I've seen nothing to suggest that the plan has changed.Well,let's see: HR is still in jail. Even with their great success today, I doubt if FH goes anywhere until HR clears up his issues and gets back on FH. California has a suburb catch and release program going on. The Feds have demanded that CA release yet more. Doubt that HR will remain incarcerated long.
  6. WTF are you talking about? Sausalito? Those "floating shitholes" are probably worth more than your gross earnings for the next 50 years.
  7. I doubt even the HR clan is foolish enough to try that until the thing can at least move under its own power. People keep calling it a "boat," but I think a prerequisite to being a boat is that it can move under its own power. Until then, its a barge. I doubt FH will ever move under its own power, hence its never leaving. We'll see. The sailplan of FH is complete. It has sails and might be expected to move under its own power once out of the treacherous SF Bay winds and currents and into the umm, pacific Pacific. The FH's Builder and Master has a plan and I've seen nothing to suggest that the plan has changed.
  8. The FH hasn't sunk, they are clearly getting better at moving her in adverse conditions. They are one ebb from Sea. Planned next stop is San Diego so major provisions are not yet a concern. SF Bay has not been welcoming. Perhaps they will simply slip out on the next ebb. Since that was only a couple of hours ago, perhaps they are already gone. . .
  9. HR is Bound for Sea. He has always maintained that the open ocean was his goal en-route to SD then HI. He fought a flood tide and opposing winds to reach an anchorage one ebb from the Gate. All he has to do now to realize his dream is raise anchor. . .
  10. Richmond it is! It would be far more serious if it was an actual pan pan call. Not so sure about the severity of a 'pon pon' call... However, there is plenty of shit to run into between Tiburon and Richmond... Like the breakwater! Would it be worthy of a pan pan if the FH was breaking apart? Yes, probably. But what exactly is a pon pon call anyway... PAN is pronnounced pon. There is only Mayday, PAN, and Securite'
  11. When I made a visit to the 'cat', there was no obvious way to get it to the water from where it sits. I think the Left Coast Lifter is available. Perhaps he can borrow that.
  12. Parking is a bear though.
  13. +1. That's where we take visitors. I would hate to live on Lombard.