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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. Aaah, finally going with plan A, an asymm furler. I think you will have fun with this !!
  2. Factually, it had little to do with being "part of the package". He got the Nav gig because the original navigator that was committed to the race had a back injury in January and bailed early enough for them to confirm Lew. That sounds like a little bitterness that Kinetic got a good navigator Lol I didnt think it would take long for a typical SA comment. No bitterness at all. Just the facts. I am glad they got Lew. He knows the boat and its nav systems and although new to a Vic Maui race, he has all the skills and has done the homework. Besides, the skipper and afterguard have a number of Vic Maui's under their belt and will no doubt add input. I let the owner know soon enough so he could confirm his alternate. You can crawl back into your hole now.
  3. I wish... I had been looking forward to doing the race again on a sled. I was the one with the back injury !! Have a great race it should be a blast in your division.
  4. Factually, it had little to do with being "part of the package". He got the Nav gig because the original navigator that was committed to the race had a back injury in January and bailed early enough for them to confirm Lew.
  5. I have looked and the kink in their track north of Tatoosh is just east of Duntze. Duntze is just about 1nm north of Tatoosh. The time interval between that point and the next one is 10 minutes giving them easily enough time to pass Duntze on port, and tack around to end up at their next tracker point. Too much drama.
  6. I don't see that at all. You are probably seeing the direct line between two tracker positions and the 10 minute update delay.
  7. Re: the part of the discussion that included music rock stars, Ron said he used to live next to one in Ireland and said "how is it that these guys had a chauffeur at 19, and took him 69 years to get his own ?" LOL
  8. A number of years ago, I opened a 1953 Corton and had to run it through a coffee filter to get rid of the sediment !!
  9. Ron made an interesting comment about wind in the slot when beating on Mirabella... He said on the windward deck the windspeed was around 20knots, but on the leeside deck, it was a gale... "try walking forward against 50knots in the slot!"
  10. The Milltown Marine & Boatyard in Vancouver?Nope. Very cold... Try another guess. Not that cold mate: http://www.ronhollanddesign.com/2016/06/09/silver-shamrock/I know Matt Cote forever. Actually met from my pro skiing days. Now it seems it's now in joint ownership with David Black and I can only think that the Black Press must be Conrad Black (and family): http://milltownmarina.ca/news/ Sorry to get off topic but quite interesting; for me anyway. Sorry mate, the reference to "cold" was the distance that your post was off the point of the thread, so I thought I'd tee you up for a second shot. You missed again
  11. The Milltown Marine & Boatyard in Vancouver?Nope. Very cold... Try another guess.
  12. A 0.4 kt SB. Every man's dream. I thought it was particularly strange that he had spent seven years waiting to find a junk-rigged boat so he could start learning how to sail. Huh? In no way is that hull a chinese design.
  13. Trite BS. You want a simple game for those that can't be bothered to read, learn, understand? Play tiddly winks.
  14. As befitting the unpretentious designers, we had some italian, no-nonsense, reliably good reds, and a bottle that Kim brought. It disappeared too fast to get a picture of the label !! Ron brought a Rioja and a white, as he put it, token Kiwi wine "to show te flag"