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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. The Drinking of the Hemlock

    I'm technically a Millennial but would petition to be let into the prior generation... Most of my peers are saddled with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Some over 100k. It's a crushing amount of money to pay off on top of the usual young & dumb consumption. I'd also propose that most young people are conditioned for fast paced, short attention span activities. Its just not sexy to go around buoys at 6-7 knots on a Wednesday night, let alone a weekend regatta. Most can't get the time off (or afford it) even if they wanted. 4 years ago was the last regatta I was able to attend (woo Bayview!) and even then I missed the Friday races. Since then I've bought a house and had a kid, guess how much sailing I've done since? My Hobie hasn't been mothballed for 5 years, and the boat I was crewing on can't get a full crew to even run the beer cans... Personally I crave being on the water more than just about anything else. Its just not in reach yet.

    And I'm retarded.

    Oops I'm not lurking anymore... Nothing to see here... /facepalm