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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.

Serge A. Storms

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  1. The Man-Bun. Known in some circles as a "bitch-handle"
  2. Thanks for the input gang- have a lot of research to do but will pick up a set soon- Thanks, Serge
  3. So she sold out to that level for 2 million? Good for her. She got to put a dollar value on her soul. Thanks a shit-load Kelly.
  4. The 13' is a classic. The motor to have back in the day was a 35 HP, Johnson or Evinrude. A Mercury was considered unreliable and no good for salt water, a Chrysler didn't merit a discussion, and Yamaha, Suzuki, and Honda only made cars and motorcycles. Two-stroke, of course, no oil injection so a blue cloud of exhaust followed you everywhere. I can still smell it.... Used to be able to pull a water skier with two people in the boat. Granted, we were young and skinny but still... A 40 HP 4-stroke would probably be great, the fact that they are so quiet is a plus as you'll be sitting right next to the motor. They do slam so think about how you're going to sit and drive it, and don't even think about sitting up front! The Boston Whaler factory was in Rockland, MA back in the day- there is a Home Depot on the site now. I get tingle in my spine when I go there as the first boat I ever went on as a baby/toddler was a Whaler, built right there. The very spot where the trouble all began.... Have fun and keep us posted!
  5. Hello All- I'm looking to upgrade from my trusty 3M WorkTunes headphones as I seem to spending more and more time around loud engines and yard equipment lately. Are active noise cancelling headphones worth the extra price? And do they offer that much more protection for the ears? I already have a bit of hearing loss and don't want to make it worse.... Of course I want to be able to listen to music while I work so BlueTooth is a necessity- As always any suggestions / advice will be greatly appreciated! Serge
  6. The Race Four dismasting is still up- but Race One is MIA. I know that race had to be a tough one to watch.....
  7. I've been looking for video of the 2003 cup match, specifically the first race. Can't seem to find it on the interweb. Anyone have any ideas? All help much appreciated- Serge
  8. As frugal as I am I think it's almost worth it to have her squirreled away and spending as little time in the public eye as possible. During the election didn't she say (without trying to be ironic) her big cause as First Lady would be to campaign against bullying on social media?
  9. Both mentioned earlier I think- Although John Lennon once pointed out that "Sgt Pepper" wasn't really a concept album. Go figure....
  10. Some of my favorites are: Pete Townshend: "White City" "Psychoderelict" The Who: "The Who Sell Out" Genesis: "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway" Zappa: "Joe's Garage"
  11. Saw him live in Atlantic City (some casino or another) in mid-1980's. Great show, had a really hot band- I think Alex Acuna was on drums, someone else on percussion. RIP Al....
  12. Great band. They did a cool album awhile back just called "XXX" Never heard any of the songs on the radio but check it out, it's an awesome record! Serge
  13. Christ, this makes me so freaking sad... Just saw him a month or so ago with the Freight Train Band at a little venue in MA- He was playing great- just as intense as with the Allman Brothers Band. He even sang lead on a song ("Highway 61 Revisited" maybe?) and intro-ed it by saying something to the effect of "I'm not a great singer but neither was Dylan; Besides this is my band, I'm 69 years old, and I don't give a shit!" Delivered with a big smile and a laugh and of course with that great southern accent of his. The place went wild. Anyway he seemed to be having a ball working the crowd and of course playing. So sad to hear that this is how his story closed. Play on man....
  14. Don't forget the New England Ice Yacht Association annual meeting and swap meet is today (11-5-16) in Westborough, MA. Come on out and take a look at the gear and see what this iceboating stuff is all about! Info here: https://theneiya.org/
  15. Hey 772- Congrats on cracking 50 numbers! That's awesome. As for runners, your concept sounds good- only thing I'd suggest is that 105 degrees sounds like it would have traction issues- I know that on a DN 100 degree runners get a little twitchy in all but light wind- maybe different in a mini-Skeeter though-