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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.
    • 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.


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  1. Much like 2 years ago with Aerie, I suspect Endeavour, and a few others in the cruising division are taking advantage of their motors. The NOR allows this for the cruising division, but they get spanked with a penalty. They usually take the declared amount of time spent motoring and multiply it by something like 1.2 - 1.5 and add that time to the elapsed time on the course I was on Endeavour for the trip over to the Soo and watched her progress in the race. She definitely had the engine on for a while so I'm curious to see how the results will look once the penalty is figured in. The owner really seemed to know how to get the most out of that boat, so I wouldn't be surprised if she still scores well even after the penalty. But speaking of Aerie, she dropped out because of engine failure?!? Since when does engine failure make a boat drop out of a *sailing* race? All results have been posted... you can find them here: www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_detail.cfm?Race_Number=1&eID=789 Correction to the above posts on engines... they are NOT allowed. You can read the NOR here: www.yachtscoring.com/event_documents/789/2013TransNOR.pdf Cheers
  2. Only received partial finish times from them. Waiting for the remaining boats' finish times...
  3. We had a great race on Stripes. Great start from all 3 70s. Il Mostro quickly rolled us over going right between us to leeward and Denali to weather. Awesome to see them sail by and not much we could do. From then on, it was pretty much us and Denali. We were able to point a bit higher with a #3 while Denali had to change from a #4 which they started with and a #3. They stayed in touch with us a few miles back all the way to the finish and got a few puffs better than us coming to the finish line. Congrats to them! We had a hard fought last 30-40NM ducking it out for the first to finish boat and they did a good job edging us out. We were all expecting Il Mostro to be the first to finish but it appears that they went way north-west and found a hole setting them back a number of miles. Haven't talked to anyone on the boat but it was great to see them there and watch them sailing this race. Hope all 3 boats come back for 2015! In spite of the cold weather and upwind course, would definitely do it again. We had absolutely a great time on Stripes! And thanks to everyone in the crew and Bill Martin for having me/us aboard. Cheers, LZ p.s. working on getting the finishes to help them get the results in YS. Standby...
  4. Fixed it for you... Looks like it isn't going to be anything like last time.... Brrr...
  5. Yep, so is Stripes and Denali (NM67). Entry list here: www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=789 Hoping for good weather… Some one please make it happen!
  6. Ok ok. I made up the G+T part. So was it a Virgin Daquiri? Wish I could've been there racing. Looking like a great weekend racing in spite of some light air yesterday.
  7. I see they put her nose back on.
  8. Don't mess with Espo!
  9. This place is here to pass along some love whenever you need it, darlin' +1 and keep smiling MSG. Life... is good! And you're a part of it! Cheers and be well. LZ
  10. Not in a bikini though, OK please? I got mine today. BJ, Please please tell me you didn't get a bikini today!!! Not to worry though... I quit wearing speedos a long time ago after I quit swimming competitively and the body "adjusted" (yea, OK, gained weight!) to normal life... rsrsrs Happy New Year! LZ
  11. Second run? Good deal. Awesome for MSG. I'll get in on that one.
  12. Well... I suppose we can release the cover now that we'll be using it to promo the calendar tonight on the front page... The inquiring mind needs to know - how come the flag is on her right breast in the calendar and on her left breast on her avatar? WTF? That aside, a big shout out to Mer, Clean and OA for putting this together. A nice tribute to MSG. I didn't help with this, the shout belongs to elle, CLEAN & Mer - I only donated same as all the other girls - just finding a paper bag to breathe into right now (to answer question - maybe model in avatar is a mirror image or something) Ozzie A... in one word: Gorgeous! Thank you for being a part of and gracing the Calendar. Cheers
  13. Hi MSG, Glad to hear the good news. And don't ever be discouraged. Always look ahead past this whole thing and smile. It is just a little blip on the road that's giving you a whole lot of life experience. You still have a lot to accomplish and will do so in due time. And we're counting on you to do so! Keep smiling... even when it's tough. Remember all of us that are behind you, pushing you ahead. Cheers my Dear, LZ
  14. That is so so awesome my Dear!!! :D:D Welcome Home! :D:D By the way, just in case it feels a little "crowded", we "virtually" moved in to be with you and we're not leaving until you're good. Take your time, get well. We're here for ya. Cheers and thinking of ya. LZ
  15. Thanks, Sol... That's AWESOME, Fantastic! Made my day and brightened up my Sunday! On the way to recovery. Cheers MSG... XOs and Love. LZ