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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. damn i love me some Blubs posts. BUMP
  2. anyone need an extra hand on Sat NOOD? PShift is out for the LD because of lack of crew.
  3. Too bad Riot Fest is the same weekend.
  4. Kind of a bummer that no jets will be in the show this year. Good luck with your NA's.
  5. What's going on out on the water this weekend?
  6. Nah, It was funny. I won't be at the party on Friday so I'll see you and all you other clowns up on the Island - and everyone from Circus, too
  7. That's not very nice. Forecast keeps looking better and better. Race to the wind a little ways north and then a roller coaster ride for the rest.
  8. So little Mac Chatter - okay, I will start it off - what about this forecast? http://www.lakeeriewx.com/Racing/RTM-2013/Tuesday/RTM_Tuesday.html The WPC surface forecast for Friday continues to show Lake Michigan under the influence of a large area of high pressure. While the GFS wind forecast for Friday afternoon suggests southerly winds of less than 10 knots, I am concerned that the wind forecast may be too optimistic. Considering the weak pressure gradient over southern Lake Michigan, a forecast for light and variable winds may be more appropriate. On Saturday, the pressure gradient near Lake Michigan increases in advance of a slow-moving cold front. This increased gradient should promote southerly breezes in the range of 10 to 15 knots from Saturday morning into Saturday afternoon. Between Saturday and Sunday morning, the cold front is expected to make little forward progress as it advances from central Minnesota to the northwestern shore of Lake Superior. The pressure gradient is forecast to relax during this period resulting in southwesterly winds of 10 knots or less during Saturday night and Sunday. The cold front will finally make its way down Lake Michigan on Monday. Southwesterly winds of 10 knots or less are expected for most of Monday. Due to the persistent cold front in the upper Midwest, there is a threat for severe thunderstorms over northern Lake Michigan from Saturday into Monday. At this point, the probability is too low to predict.
  9. Happy week before Sailor Christmas, everyone.
  10. Anyone looking for foredeck or trimming help this weekend?
  11. Hey gents, long time no talk via SA - hope you're all well. Anyone have any West Marine purchases coming up? I got a $200 Gift Card as a gift but there's nothing I really need. Looking to unload this thing for $160. PM me.
  12. What a blast yesterday! Swimming, floorboard wakeboarding, warm weather - and a couple of good spins around the cans once the weather filled in. Fun times indeed.
  13. Anyone need anyone for Sunday?
  14. I won't get as passionate as Blubs here but I kind of agree. What a pretty cool event to be involved with and was surprised by the lack of familiar faces at the Pier. Bump. Having been to these CMRC events before I can say I'm pretty bummed to have missed it. Always world class action. Without Bayview I would have been there for sure.
  15. Is anyone looking for a hotel roommate on the Island? Staying till Weds.