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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.

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  1. Summer of 92 on a Frers 41 we must have listened to Social Distortion's self-titled album ten thousand times.... ....only broken up by a few Kevin Bloody Wilson select 'hits'- our battle flag that year was a stylized 'double decker dog'
  2. It was at least a fairly exciting race for the beginning anyway. I feel for VB- doesn't happen often, but the pit crew effed his stop up royally (which then also hurt Lewis). It is at least good to see 'happy Vettel' back after the last couple of years.
  3. Man, this thread always used to be at least within the first 1-2 pages... I guess I wasn't the only one to take a fair amount of time away from SA....
  4. As a Bottas fan I was a little disappointed in the safety car spin, that's for sure. But some better racing than Australia, I thought...
  5. This one?
  6. No, 88s... I'm firmly entrenched in the powerboat buying side of that equation... Until I decide on a good 3 person sailboat...
  7. Jesus. You bought another boat didn't you? G
  8. I'm glad to see this thread is at least still moving along. I miss you guys! Lol... Well, most of you anyway... Maybe making a more committed (ugh. in more ways than one.) return to GMORA sailing this summer. Hope to catch up with y'all. /c
  9. i'm here. just not that often. it's not that i don't care, i promise.
  10. there is also strouts point wharf company in south freeport.... although i'm not sure if we have any space or not, but i could find out... /c
  11. Anyone experience this? we had heard about it as it was happening at out boatyard, but i didn't get any first hand stories yet... and my 'rents (bristol) were out of town, so they missed it as well.... sounds wonky, that's for sure.... /c
  12. you know i'm just lurking here.... laughing a little on the inside.... i'm glad you braced me ahead of time.... let me know if i can help you with any specifics..... /c
  13. ahhh... the stories i'm missing this year, huh? competitive revo's, groundings, destroyed chicken chutes.... take a year off from gmora and all the excitement happens.... sheesh.... well, breeze was definitely on 'down south' as well, especially on sunday... we came in 4th (um, out of 5) which sounds bad until you throw in that richardson's barking mad came in 3rd (with terry hutchinson on board doing tactics!)... so, the competition was a little stiff..... still have to try and get out up here sometime soon.... so don't everybody completely fill up that 'wanted: surly, half-drunk bowman needed for abuse from afterguard.' position at the same time, ok? /c
  14. seven is a like a 22 footer... can't quite place my finger on the type of boat... a-kite, roachy main, very well sailed, but sometimes conditions don't really suit it due to huge waterline shortage.... go dog is also a j29, so i'm curious about the discrepancy in ratings? ob vs ib? no idea... the other three i can't picture.... maybe someone else up here can lend more insight.... /c
  15. thanks much for the bbq, g.... great to see everyone who came out.... /c