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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. Who was communicating with him up until his last reported communication and what advice, if any was given? Initials JR? Cavalier and George Hackett what, no conspiracy theories on this one? Sorry, couldn't resist. Carry on.
  2. The thread is in response to a feature on the front page of the same title. There was a previous thread in this forum about the same set of features on the front page. I get your sentiment if it was a random political opinion but not quite so sure why the anger in this case front...page...?
  3. Hey asshole, we don't need this shit here. Take it to P&RSA.
  4. In the 90's two of the boats I BN'd were a Catalina 36 and a Pearson 36-2, coincidentally a half dozen slips away from each other at the same YC. The owner of the Catalina used to let me use it whenever he wasn't, it sailed well for a heavy beamy 36 cruiser and was a well built very comfortable boat...IMO one of the most comfortable overall bang-for-the-buck mid-30's family cruisers. The P-36 sailed quite a lot better upwind but IMO wasn't as well laid out down below berth- and saloon-wise. Really good fit, finish, fittings and rig though and very well built overall. The N/M-hulled C-42 someone mentioned above is a very comfortable boat to sail, two of us delivered an older one around the mitt from Lake Erie to New Buffalo and hand steered it the whole way with just a couple short stops after the autopilot fried 15 minutes into the delivery. I also worked on another quite a bit that had been refit with the larger Mk II rudder which helped the helm noticeably. If/when I look to get back into owning a cruiser it would be a Catalina 36 or second-gen 42, no doubt...damn good boats for the $$. Gerry Douglas designed some impressive cruisers, good ones can now be had at reasonable prices with some searching and patience.
  5. I bought a jib-n-main plastic coated version for 50 bucks when I was 12 with my newsboy money in the early 70's. Convinced my ma to drive me and the boat to a waterfront restaurant some family friends owned after convincing THEM to let me bus tables for a few hours on Saturday mornings in exchange for keeping the boat behind a shed there, so I could ride my bike over and sail when I wanted. I had to sail past the sheriff's marine station to get to the lake, they were not amused when I'd go out on rough days and came out on their boat and forced me in a couple of times after I ignored them hailing me on the loudspeaker from the station. Looking back I shouldn't have been out in a plastic-coated styrofoam boat but WTF anyway, at least the front never fell off but the back did. Second time sailing it I leaned on the tiller too hard during a jibe and the hunk of wood the rudder was mounted to buried in the fabulously foamy transom popped out after the plastic coating cracked; I stuck it back in and had to hold it in place to sail back. Rode my bike to a fiberglass supply shop way across town, asked the dude a million questions about how to epoxy glass, bought some stuff and glassed it back in. I had a couple of close scrapes after that but never got stranded anywhere, and I figured if it fell apart STYROFOAM FLOATS and I had a good life vest on so the worst that would happen is I'd have to rely on someone cruising by or the sheriff to drag me in. A few years ago I found a faded Polaroid someone took of me sailing it that my wife has since framed and stuck on our bookcase. Amuses me when I look at it and think of what's happened between then and now.
  6. Beat me to it Monkey, it's a fish tug (design anyway). Surprised it took someone so long to point it out.
  7. Tits is plural, bub...as in more than one.
  8. I am impressed. Might I guess that the Guv'mnt is reimbursing MTHead for the task? If not, either MTHead is out of their business minds or the Guv'mnt is in direct competition with commercial operators by proxy and should cease and desist. Or, maybe it's just 'Frisco, where the State provides free shopping carts for the homeless. I stand corrected. Free pumpout does exist on this planet, in 'Frisco, but nowhere else as far as I know. My problem is it's 900 miles north of me so it's not an option. Edit: Called the number and a DBW grant is reimbursing MTHead, at a discounted bulk rate, to service every boat in Richardson Bay once a month after proper paperwork is submitted. He said it's a push concerning profitability and knows of no similar program in 'Cali. Denied any knowledge of the Flying Hawaiian but stated he's not in charge of the particulars and was unwilling to look it up; he's the phone guy, not the accountant. Put your boat on a flatbed and drag it to Chicago, splash it, then get it around to the end of D-Dock in Dusable Harbor (right downtown). Pump it out for free. Haul it, flatbed it, have a nice dinner before starting your drive back to Cali. The other Chicago city harbors may also have free pump out, Dusable is my only personal experience tho. Just doing a quarterly check-in to see how the FH is faring, pretty dead thread so I figured I'd give the free pumpout discussion a kickstart. You're welcome; see you in three months.
  9. How many times do we have to say it: DON'T FEED QUOTE THE TROLL WOODY Renders "ignore" ineffective, yo...
  10. And yes, I'm sure it's a carrot...but hot dog is so much better. Leave me alone.
  11. A beaver eating a hot dog. This thread's got everything and lots of it.
  12. Everything's groovy until someone quotes Woody. If you really feel the need to reply to him, please spare the rest of us and DON'T QUOTE HIM...kinda kills the point of us putting him on ignore. Dig?
  13. Awesome...I saw on the SA forum page that the last post is by El Mucho Retardo so had to check in to make sure "ignore" is working, and can't see a thing here from him it. Sweet. Life is good.
  14. Daaah, what have I not been thinking...New Years resolution: Woody gets ignored. So long and thanks for all the fish nothing. Thanks for the reminder 'crab, 2014 is already becoming less tedious. Byyyyyyyyyyyyy Woody!
  15. Jacking off in public (again) Woody? Most guys pull their dick when they do it though, not continually hit "enter". Whatever gets you off dude, whatever...