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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

Emilio Castelli

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  1. I am interested and I have at least three friends that might be interested as well. When are we going to get a demo out here? E
  2. Did anyone who has order the new laser sail from APS last year receive it yet? Thanks E
  3. Agree with that. Still RS pricing on sails and parts is not very encouraging. E
  4. For starter you'll have to pay > 50% more than for a laser sail ($818 vs $530). Availability of the new laser sails does not seem to be a problem in Europe yet (Italy at least). E And the Aero sail will no doubt out last the Laser sail ten fold Glad you have no doubts but we don't really know that, do we? Just as we don't know whether the new laser sail will last longer than the old one (it should). Fact is, in a competitive fleet,in any class, you're going to want a new or nearly new sail at least for your "target" event. The prices of the Aero sails are very high and I can't see any reason for it. E
  5. For starter you'll have to pay > 50% more than for a laser sail ($818 vs $530). Availability of the new laser sails does not seem to be a problem in Europe yet (Italy at least). E
  6. Yes. E
  7. The younger woman is ugly and expensive. Wife has nothing to worry about. E
  8. RS Aero 7m sails $ 818 http://www.rssailingstore.com/Catalogue/Other-Parts/RS-Aero-7m-Sail-AER-SA-101 E
  9. Can't help you with Aero mount but where can I get those compass "counters" to help you keep track of the headings? I used to love those (70s?) and haven't found them anywhere anymore. Thanks E
  10. Friday is the last day to register before fees go up; only 5 days left! I know several people who are planning on sailing but haven't registered yet; you know who you are! So sign up NOW. This is going to be a ton of fun. E
  11. We'll try to do better! E
  12. The Richmond Yacht Club welcomes back the Laser Masters! We invite you for 3 days of racing on our beautiful San Francisco Bay, which always offers predictable, steady winds. Contrary to popular belief, Richmond often offers warmer and more moderate conditions than San Francisco City Front or the Berkeley Circle. Our newly remodeled Club House and expanded parking area also make the RYC the ideal place to come for dinghy sailing. We have lined up some great sponsors who will provide plenty of beer and wine as well as a delicious dinner prepared by RYC chef Mike Catlli. Self-contained camping is welcomed and limited charters are available. Please see the NOR for more details. Don't forget the RYC motto is "This club was built for fun" -- we look forward to having you join us! Registration is now open and available online via Regatta Network. Click the link below to begin your registration. ENTRY DEADLINE OF JULY 15 IS FAST APPROACHING!!!! Entry fee goes up after July 15th. http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/12556 Emilio Castelli www.castellivineyards.com
  13. You should ALWAYS wear a life jacket. E
  14. And all your fittings will pull out. E
  15. The new sail costs less than the old one. Clearly it's more expensive to produce so the margins must be smaller. If it also lasts longer we got ourselves a good deal. E