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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. Port fouled Starboard under rule 18. Port is entitled to room when heading downwind but not on an upwind finish. If Stbd. didn't try to avoid and hit Port, then both would be tossed per rule 14.
  2. Interfleet Communications officer!
  3. Fact...there was a news crew down on the beach filming it.
  4. Big 'ol John Deere came down, bit it to bits and threw the whole mess into a waiting truck. Off to the dump in nothin flat!
  5. Yeah, we know he won't be there.....because it's one design and that's too hard. No Bennys to beat on.
  6. I heard Timeshaver took a bad midnight roll and lost a couple of headsails out of the stack and over the side. Hope they can fly the kite all the way in.
  7. When I bought my boat in CA, I had to pay sales tax on the price. Now I also get a property tax bill each year for another 1+% plus registration fees....they don't do that with cars, why a boat?
  8. Don't know. I saw that Patched had turned around the day before then turned back up course. After that Destroyer does an about-face. Hope they are OK.....seem to have good boatspeed.
  9. Hey Tom....all bad info. wildnOats is at South Bay boatyard in Chula, Rags arrived in LA and Rio is at Driscolls Mission Bay next to Wizard
  10. Oats showed up in San Diego last night....heading to south bay with the rig strapped to the deck.
  11. Ready to go here as well. Anyone got any recommendations for a good hotel close to Rainbow in LB that won't break the bank? Never stayed up there....usually closer to Seal Beach.
  12. I would love to know what happened after the cerimony. It wasn't the slappin and huggin but did you see all the squeezin going on during the medal cerimony. I ususally start getting that way just around the end of the meal and it's time to start thinking about what to do next!
  13. Spoke with my brother in law this morning who is Kerri Walsh's uncle. He says that everyone is a little PO'd at Misty because she hasn't been taking care of herself or training much since her stomach injury and she has put on quite a bit of weight......says we should have seen her before. Must have been quite a site because the fat version ain't so bad!