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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. Melges24 is a fun boat to race in light air. More fun in 20 knots, but, in a parked fleet it will be the first to move once you get ~4kts wind. Any more, and the boat can be powered up. Fun boat all around, highly recommend it. I really regret selling mine.
  2. Competent sailing takes all the entertainment value away. Many, many years ago there was a web site called "The Ugly Yachtsman". It was put up by an ex-submariner in Connecticut, and it was one of the absolute funniest set of stories about a newbie sailor trying to figure things out. The guy would have you in tears, literally. Then, apparently he learned how to sail...last few posts were more competent sounding, then the updates stopped... haha this IS a good read http://www.uglyyachtsman.com/main.jsp
  3. rum, rhumb...south, west. wow, keep jerking off on SA, enjoy feeling important!
  4. Yeah, I am very surprised at how many boats went so far South of rumline. Ppl were definitely making a big deal over an unpredictable weather pattern. Yes, it could have been a lot worse. I was in class 10 and this race is always, almost ALWAYS, a rumline race. I'm sure historical races proves that this strategy is not always the best, but, my thoughts are that winds are VERY unpredictable, and i'd rather make progress down the rumline as much as I can and deal with weather as it comes. people get all mystical about the gulf stream, hitting those currents can really help or hurt a race...but...I think a lot of the times the benefit does not outweigh the risk of extra distance sailed.
  5. 2014 sucked at the end. I'm hoping for another 2012. BRING IT.
  6. I keep staring at the models and the pockets of zero wind growing off Newport at the start of the race, and Monday/Tues off Bermuda. God i hate floating in circles. I'll take wet and rain the whole race as long as I'm making serious progress towards Bermuda. the worst is floating in circles when you can actually SEE bermuda. not cool.
  7. Dont worry. its taken care of. Wait, so you're saying that someone has delivered a DELORME to Rimas??
  8. I noticed that sbuys, who started this thread, liked one of the posts on FB. I think he still has the Delorme. And he's watching, along with Jean. I'm still stuck on how are we going to get a Delorme on that boat before he escapes again. I'm poking my head in and out of this thread, only just so that I can help get a Delorme out to this guy. it was priceless entertainment getting Rimas's messages as he floated towards the edge of the earth.... sbuys hasn't been active since december...I sent him a message anyways. Not sure if he is on FB. Come on SA, anyone near Hilo who can help get this guy a delorme? I think we can accumulate donations to offset this.....maybe? I'm in for 10 or $20. but for the delorme only..i won't donate to his general crowdsourcing fund.
  10. FB is quiet, Jean is quiet. I can't believe we let him get away without a GPS tracker! BUMMER He is floating out there....somewhere.....this thread will get mighty boring without the GPS tracking. damn.
  11. Man, the banter on this page makes it difficult to follow this dude. so, long story short, he left land (lost anchor?), got to blue water, got excited, posted a few pics, realized he didn't know how to sail, tore his brand new furling jib, lost his dinghy and davets, got towed in, then left again without working engine, no jib, no anchor...and now he is floating somewhere??? Pure Rimas!!! where is his GPS tracker!! gotta get that going again w/ popcorn.
  12. love it. i used to sail my m24 solo all the time. sailing upwind is super easy. tie the tiller, it sails itself. downwind setting the spinnaker, gybing, and dousing is a little bit more difficult but it's totally do-able. i left that SA debate to the couch sailors and worry-warts. go worry about yourself!
  13. Yeah they posted that they broke their boom vang. Spend the night drifting backwards, apparently to fix it. looks like Noonmark VI turned around to be in a position to render assistance but then quickly turned back to the race. Shearwater is now back on course. Also, Nomad just posted that they lost all hydraulics, terminal failure. bummer. blog post - http://www.transatlanticrace.org/tr2015-media/boat-blogs/568-nomad-update-attached
  14. So the plug has been pulled on the Delorme subscription...not much of a surprise there. No more found poetry. That was most of the entertainment value. I'd happily chip in to fund restoration of that service. But if not, we can look at the bright side. BJ Porter won't know where he is nor when he will suddenly appear. I'm still praying for those worlds to collide. This breaks my heart. almost 9000 posts and everyone is willing to let him drift off again without a tracker!? Geeze, i would never donate money into his general fund, but I would totally sponsor a month of his Delorme subscription. I fondly look back on the days of tracking Rimas, wondering if he would make it through the next storm!! he is a total lunatic and fool, and incredible entertainment! He will get no help from me, but i'll watch!!! this is the only reason I come to SA anymore lol...is that sad?
  15. this cannot be real!! LOL