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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. Pretty sure they decided to keep it.
  2. These are beautiful, fast, easily-handled, well-balanced race yachts. Full stop. In this size, there isn't a better boat out there. I haven't been on the C&C or Farr280 but those are much bigger boats. I know that is a bold statement, but ask anyone who has raced one.
  3. That "front page" comment was straight out low-buck bullshit.
  4. Bill and Melinda are really tearing it up, making a statement...you can buy it back after this race you know. They are excellent sailors. Obviously. Wish I could buy it back, but I doubt that is going to be doable. Hopefully the next owner keeps the pedal down.
  5. Shitty outcome? Yeah, if you mean losing a leg because some arrogant, criminally negligent asshat had to prove how big their dick was.
  6. My former boat (in my profile pick) is charging up to the front. Enough runway to catch Mas!? Tough. They are in a good position though and the forecast looks like fun!
  7. Puerile comment, but what do you expect from the irrelevant front page of SA? Jumped the shark that jumped the Grand Canyon long ago.
  8. We think there were some wrong numbers in our cert. Not sure about the other boats.
  9. The Donovan GP26 is an incredible little big boat. It was a great regatta, and pretty obvious that there is a lot more speed to wring out, even at the front of the fleet. These are early days. So I was on the boat with the pinhead main. Downwind speed didn't suffer for that, but upwind it was slightly off pace. While it is really nice not to have double backstays for the fat head, that is definitely the preferred setup for pure speed. But that is a fleet decision type thing, because even with the conventional (GP26 rule compliant) main, the boat is still an absolute blast to sail. So we raced using ORC Club to account for the different setups. Not sure how the other boats felt, but there were definitely problems there. For instance, we owed time to boats with fat heads (for some reason) and that was clearly not right. That said, the overall regatta results were exactly the way they should have been. Rattle and Rum were clearly the best boat. The other thing I would say is, these boats go so fast downwind, we needed longer legs. A mile and a half leg is just not enough runway going downwind in 18kts of breeze! Between getting the chute up and getting it down, you basically have about 5 pure minutes of planning! Barely enough time to grin. Unfortunately there is only so much water in the harbor.
  10. If you make an agreement where founders of a club give up their voting right in exchange for lowered dues, then turn right around and raise their dues after they can't vote against it, you are probably going to have a problem. Just saying.
  11. Hey PeaceFrog, Wows! You guys are going to have a lot of fun on that rocket. No lie.
  12. Diesel inboard? What type? Weight?
  13. Sorry, read it wrong. Corrected, elapsed time wasn't provided.
  14. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1t1ftxb8nwb7q6u/Lime%20Cup%202014%20Overall%20Results.pdf?dl=0 Beat the Farr 395 boat for boat in both races. That will NOT help the phrf rating.
  15. Priceless, Herb. Don't know what it is about this thread, Tbone. Something in the water?