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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. @Amati: You ask, I answer. Here's Canada's primer on U.S. presidential scandals: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos/watergate-trumps-links-russia-brief-history-us-presidential-scandals-27563 It's enough to give oneself a slap upside the head, yes? We're laying odds on how many will go down, and if Trump will get the 'all clear' to pardon himself.
  2. Listen and weep (or laugh), America. POTUS tells you what's what: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos/watch-donald-trump-slowly-realise-how-difficult-it-repeal-replace-obamacare-27576
  3. Here's more fuel for the conspiracy theories: Next "INCOMING!" bombshell will be from the White House itself. NASDAQ tells us all we need to know as the week ends. More here: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/special-counsel-asks-white-house-to-save-trump-jr-russian-meeting-documents-20170721-00896 Hands up, anyone who remembers how Nixon went down.
  4. As it all falls apart south of the 49th, we sip and haiku and welcome the thousands fleeing north across the border.
  5. @Shortforbob: You assume the media will be done with Donny at some time in the future. Not likely in our lifetimes. There's lots of pardoning to do yet, for one thing. Wouldn't miss those machinations for anything. Expect things will really heat up in August, esp., at the Eclipse.
  6. Mighty Merloe sets astounding Transpac 2017 record.pdf
  7. @Editor: Re: New Thread Post, by Brian Hancock: I'm not editing your post in this new thread, Brian Hancock, else I'd charge someone my editing fees, which don't come cheaply. (I only edited an excerpt of your post yesterday on the "Sailing Anarchy" home page.) Do you not edit your writing, or is "SAILfeed" ok with your sloppy work? Or do you think you don't have to bother here in "Sailing Anarchy?" I can only hope you tie ropes better on your boat than how you write, but I'm guessing you may be sloppy on board too. Definitely not cool, notwithstanding you're "one of the most experienced sailors in North America" (SAILfeed bio). Not cool at all.
  8. Brian Hancock wrote, "Sailing Anarchy," 07.11.2017: "...There was also perhaps some surprise in Mighty Merloe’s stunning win in Hawaii [in the 2017 Transpac] only because they were racing against two extremely well-tricked-out trimarans both ten feet longer than them [her]. Mighty Merloe is an ORMA 60 trimaran. Her closest rivals, Phaedo3, and Maserati, are both MOD 70 trimarans, but Mighty Merloe had one distinct and unparalleled advantage and that came in the form of the crack, [F]rench sailor Loïck Peyron. [He's an ocean racing legend in his own time.] Peyron is perhaps the most experienced multihull sailor in the world, and he, along with fellow Frenchman Jacques Vincent, proved to be a formidable force and that’s not taking anything away from the rest of the very experienced and talented crew. The second boat in to Honolulu was Phaedo3, skippered by Lloyd Thornburg; they were followed soon thereafter by Giovanni Soldini on Maserati. Phaedo3 may well have won the race had they [she] not lost their [her] key ingredient, top sailor Brian Thompson, who was injured and hospitalized shortly before the race started. Thompson has [verb tense] led Phaedo3 to numerous race victories and set a number of records" [Edited by Captain Gigi, editor-in-chief emerita, in an impromptu, 'red pencil' moment, something that happens once in a while, during my retirement days]. It takes a team to win and break records; wins aren't dependent on just one team member in crewed ocean racing. All three top finishers in the Multihull Division—Mighty Merloe, Phaedo3 and Maserati—broke records in spite of Brian Thompson not being on board Phaedo3. Accidents happen, and it sucks that BT didn't race with his team, but don't take the wins away from the incredibly deserving ocean racers who did race—brilliantly, Brian.
  9. Retirement is everything it's made out to be...weekends are seven days long...all the time...even in Hawaiian time!
  10. Then there are the Division 0 heroes... One of them on Mighty Merloe takes a break that would appeal to most here, I'd say. But not me. We're not into the weed...just hard iced tea and the makings for passion fruit Bellinis, served complete with little umbrellas.