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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. The best teacher I had was Mr. Grote, my shop teacher. He had retired from the railroad and some how had gotten a job as a shop teacher in high school . He would have never made it as a teacher in todays schools because he would not put up with any BS. If you wanted to learn how to weld, operate a lathe, learn how to work on a car or anything to do with the trades he would go all out to help you and point you in the right direction. I remember in 1974 during the gas crisis he pulled me and a friend aside and said he had a job for us, He handed us the Keys to his new Chrysler and a $20 bill and told us to go wait in the gas lines and fill up the car for him and just have the car back by 3PM. It was one of the first times I had a adult other then family show there trust in me.
  2. Great News!
  3. Hoping too hear you are good to get back out running. I can't imagine what it would be like to restart after a injury like that. Listen to the doctors, but listen to your body. I will see you in Boston.
  4. Saw Joe Cocker live in the mid 90s in Portland OR at the Roseland a smaller club. Wife had gotten the tickets from some of her connections and had to drag me out to see him. It ended up being one of my all time favorite live concerts that I have been to. He still had it!
  5. I remember I had just bought that album before my best friend and I headed out on a road trip to Sun Valley Idaho for some Spring skiing. That album is forever linked with that trip, one of the high lights of my miss spent youth.
  6. Thank you Hotbot this is the only reason I get on SA anymore, but I have spent hours enjoying the photos
  7. I needed a sub 3:40. Ran a 3:38.41 at Richmond, last Fall. Trained hard and was hoping for s 3:35 when it let go. That happened September 10, two days before Boston entries opened. I submitted my time, even though there was no way to train in time. Just wanted to know. Missed getting in by 50 seconds. Just as well, as the entry fee would've been applied with no refund. Wow I am impressed! I hope you are able to get back where you were before the injury pretty quick. I would go nuts not being able to run for that long. I am taking 2 weeks off to recoup from Seattle marathon so looking forward to getting in a run Sunday.
  8. Glad you are doing good. I found this thread last month while I was hitting my max miles training for Seattle marathon. I got as far as "tendon attachment (insertiotn) failed", and I closed thread and couldn't check back. I was also having some heal pain and was thinking I should just push through the pain but your thread made me ease up big time. I didn't qualify for Boston but did beat last years time. You do have a qualifying time for Boston?
  9. I will agree. Great stuff and where did the years go?
  10. After 30 years it looks like I picked the wrong year to get back in to skiing. Weather forecast for this weekend snow level to be above 6000 ft.
  11. It wasn't me with the knee problems it was my 26 year old daughter. I got her to switch to the Nike minimalist type running shoes. It does change your stride. I hated it when I first switched but after a year of running with them I am sold. We both had a pretty good base that we started from and had run some half Marathons but getting past 18 mile runs seemed to push into a whole different universe.
  12. Congrats Cubicle. I have not done a full marathon yet. My daughter and I had been training to do one last June. We had worked up to doing 30 miles a week, 3 five mile runs and then a 15 mile run on the weekends when her knees started to give her too much problems and we decided to bail out. I hope to try again next year.
  13. I have slacked off a little bit lately with the hot weather and rotator cuff injury but my Daughter messaged me on facebook to let me know that we are doing next months Run Like Hell 1/2 marathon again. I wanted to protest that I have only been running 5K distance for the last 2 months and its going to be too hard to increase my distance to be able to do a 1/2 Marathon in that short of time but.... Its really great to have family and loved ones that help keep us motivated.
  14. BC don't let the weather be and excuse for you this Fall and Winter get yourself some good cold weather running gear and keep it up. I find I enjoy running in the cold and wet better then the heat. Its been over three years of running and keeping the weight off
  15. Its not the weight, its how good you feel. Muscle weighs more then fat, if you are exercising and building muscle your weight may even go up but the inches will go down.