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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. Merry Christmas to my sailing friends near and far - and a Happy and Safe New Year. I'll be sailing out of Charleston SC as a home base from now on - look me up if you get down here. 5D
  2. Safety at Sea Seminar There will be a US Sailing Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar at Jackson Park YC on Saturday, January 19th 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Cost is $145 Link to register http://www.jacksonparkyachtclub.org/
  3. The Corinthian Tartan Ten Fleet and the Corinthian Offshore Fleet invites everyone to attend a Speed Seminar: Sail Trim with Wally Cross of Quest Sails Join us, Saturday, January 12, 2013 9:00 a.m. to Noon at Corinthian Y.C. Montrose Harbor This is a free seminar featuring another of our local sail makers presenting information you can use to improve your speed. EVERYONE WELCOME- FROM ANY FLEET, ANY CLUB! Chicago Corinthian Yacht Club: T-10 Fleet Captain, Steven Fink Offshore Fleet, Chuck Fogel and Chuck Beitel
  4. T... are you on the RC for this event? Yes
  5. F40 - Pre Worlds Friday and Saturday Worlds Start Monday and go on until Thursday - Boat are docked down at Monroe Station - CYC
  6. Hope everyone had a great weekend sailing and racing - let's hear some more story's from a moderate to heavy breeze weekend - 3 cheers to Olof and Kristen and the rest of the RC hanging on the signal and mark set boats and getting all the races in this weekend. Still waiting to hear from Robin and Dennis to see how their rides did in this breeze?
  7. Hi all - I was on shore all weekend ( ask the other Mongo) - waiting for updates from Robin & and Lazy Guy ( Dennis) how their boats dId in moderate ( 15 - 22 ) knots breeze this weekend. Heard the RC was great and ran a lot a good courses for all the racers! How'd you'd you guys do this weekend?
  8. Someone give Lazy Guy a Lollypop and turn his frown upside down.
  9. In full disclosure toyou all I'm on the CYC RC. However I was not there on Sunday for the inshore Verve. I was on RC for the offshor Verve. Robin and Sam I respect your opinions and you are entitled to voice them here. There are many reasons to cancel/postpone/ abandan racing for a day. 1. Safety of the racers / RC / RC equipment / fleets 2. Experience of the RC and volunteers that day. ( Experience , age, time on the water, ) 3. Weather forcast and information available to the RC. 4. Fleet captians - yes the fleet captians where part of the processes. ( Did you talk to your fleet captian before voicing your opinion?) 5. OA - Organizing Authority All these variables are take in consideration before cancelling racing for the day. I've yet to see most of you on this forum out volenteering on the water to help RC on regular basis. - Let me know if I'm wrong about this. I got the snot knocked out of me on the Saturday of the offshore Verve on the signal boat - two of my crew ( Sr Flags - Flags ) are 80 and 73 years old respectivley. We had 3 RC members sea sick hanging on - scoring finishes/ between yacking over the side - every single one showed up on Sunday to do their jobs - so you would be able to race on Sunday to get the regatta in.. Come ther inshore Verve 2 weeks later and we're short on volunteers - imagine that. ( I skipped racing on the Etchells to help out RC on Saturday) CYC - ran 3 safety boat classes this spring - two US Sailing Power Boating Classes - Safety at Sea - 1 US Sailing Advanced Racemanagement class. Would you like me to start listing how many events the ( Chicago Area Yacht Clubs) run and days on the water that qualified RC volunteers are needed.. If you don't feel like we are providing good racing - please go join Dennis and run your own races with MORF - they're doing a great job - he tells us that all the time! My rant is over - please come join your local race committee and give a little back to your sport. That's my opinion for what it's worth. Tom Keegan
  10. COLORS REGATTA - Looking for 4-5 volunteers to help with the race committe for this weekends Colors Regatta. ColYc has split the regatta into 2 circles to provide more races and better racing. They have enough equipment ( Boats - marks - ground tackle - flags etc) But they need 4-5 more Race Committee volunteers to help run the races. If your avaiable either Saturday or Sunday please contact AnchorYanker to help out. His email is foredeck@msn.com or contact me and I'll get your number and have Olof call you back. Thanks in Advance. 5D
  11. Will I'm Eddy be ready for this weekend Colors Regatta?
  12. Convictus Maximus, Farr 42 I concur - Farr 42 Sue
  13. Blub Get there early and be ready to start on time this Sunday - Looking to run longer races with breeze on - hopefully! and hope to turn and burn right into the 2nd race so eat those sammy's on the down wind leg! Bear with AREA III Scoring this year - they are working on improvements. Please have someone from each of your boats read and understand the GSI's and SSI's for Sunday and every race! ( Hint Hint)
  14. Looks like another great day for frostbiting this Sunday at CYC Belmont. We had 12 Lasers and 14 V15's on the line last week. Come on out and join us this Sunday. Just a quick heads up - there will be no 420's racing this Sunday afternoon - High School Regatta has the boats. 5D
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