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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. first time applying Baltoplate. Must it be sanded by hand or can you use an electric sander, with fine paper?
  2. I remember Fury in Miami also. Trying to think of the owner's name.
  3. I have noticed that several boats in the 7.9 class have gone away from the downhaul. Just using the twings instead. Is this common in other classes, also?
  4. Thanks, I have antivirus but no antimalware. No more porn sites
  5. I admit, i'm not very update on computers. What is Malware? Why do I seem to get it regularly? Is it dangerous to my computer? How do I stop it? Thanks!!
  6. What rule should you use to protesting a competitor for sailing the wrong course? ie, rounding the wrong mark.
  7. What happened to Easy Eight? I see they only finished one race.
  8. Checked a J24 this afternoon. You are correct. I'm going to move the exit to above the forestay. Don't know if it will help our gybing, shorthanded, but can't hurt.
  9. Tom Scott Nice P-18! The block you are using is that for an external halyard? If so where does the halyard the mast?
  10. The exit blocks are side by side. Same as a J24, I believe. Will look at the J24 again this afternoon They are really jib halyards but one is use for the spinnaker, one for the jib. Not the best set up but has worked OK for the spinnaker for us for the last 25 years. Won a lot silver. Back to the original question. We have tried both inside and out. I bought the sail for short handed overnight trips and shorthanded sailing. Guess will have to keep practicing and see what works best.
  11. It's an S2 7.9 which I am making into a pocket cruiser. Still want to be able to do some one design racing. I'm pretty sure the J24 is set up the same way. Should all the J24 sailors buy campers?
  12. This is a one design boat and there were many built, there is a large fleet nationally. This is how they all have been flying the spin. for 35 years. Thinking of changing one jib halyard, but then it won't be class legal.
  13. No prod. Fractional rig. Right now just using the spin halyard, which exits under the forestay.
  14. I just got a cruising A spinnaker, for my 26 ft, cruising boat It will tack, with line, in front of the forestay. Should I try gybing inside, between the sail and the forestay, or outside of the sail?