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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. Mid Pack, I've been away for a while and only just saw this thread. Adding my $0.02 at this point seems redundant so I'll spare all my tale. Your efforts are certainly worthy of applause. I suggest you reach out to some of the class officers at Newport YC's Harbor 20 fleet 1. Yes, it's a small, simple, displacement, JaM one design, that benefits form having a large number of boats in one locale; but a part of that concentration is because of the success of the race program. I cant do it justice by my own limited knowledge but they did many of the things you are suggesting - teaching, mentoring, rules seminars at varying levels. They have developed A, B and now even C fleets so people would feel comfortable as newbs but would have scope to grow and develop. There are many other great and even more successful classes but many of those appeal to the 5% that are already involved in racing. I think these guys tackled a lot of what you are trying to accomplish in terms of drawing more people in. www.harbor20.org
  2. I know thisis a J88 thread but there have been some comparisons to the J92/J92s. I was on the J site today and noticed that the J92s moved form the new boats section to the "Other Boats" section right before my eyes. SOrry if thisis old news and has been covered already.