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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. On south to Alaska! Guess someone took the compass while he was at starbucks... The big question if his Samoan friends will be happy to see him again?
  2. and the story continues.... So now whats next for Rimas? does he find food and get towed out again? do they take his boat away when he cant pay for dockage? Does jean come to the rescue again? Does he actually have a way to get his SS $'s....queue music...these are the days of our lives....
  3. Sure, Basketball, Baseball, Football, take your pick. Individual entry into these sports is pretty much available to any kid in this country and it has little to do with money. Yes there are the rich brat kids that get the headlines, like Johny Football, but what it really takes is ability, desire, discipline and hard work to make it and none of that takes money in these sports at the individual athlete level. Yes the private High Schools that recruit these kids to play for them on scholarship takes money but I don't think you were asking that? The kids play for free. And then the best of the best go play at the college level again for free. And finally the best of the best become pro athletes. Sure it's a tiny percentage that make it to the pro level in these sports but it happens without a rich family. Football is your best odds to make pro with large rosters and of course most don't last long in the NFL (Not For Long) so there is lots of turnover. At an organizational level one might argue that the team that spends the most money wins but not so fast! Baseball is the most like the wild west and spending the most still does not buy a Championship. The Mets were 21st and the Royals that won the World Series last year were 16th out of 30 teams. Not too shabby! OK I guess I need to post a sailing topic: Can anybody name another sport, besides off shore fishing if you consider that a sport, where the rich guy pays to put a team together AND still gets to play with the team? I can't. Not saying it's a good or bad thing just what it is by it's nature. The rich guy can buy a pro NBA team but last I checked they still are not going to let him play! Polo...I believe most of the owners of teams play
  4. For those of you looking for good, FREE coverage, check this out: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2016/01/18/key-west-off-to-perfect-start/ *********************************************************************** That's weird...all that info is from the web site http://keywestraceweek.com/ So did that site send someone to key west to cut and paste info and say they were there live? Not sure why you would go to another web site to just read whats on the events web page? Maybe we dont know what live means any more with how we do f1 in america these days...but thanks for your links Hope everyone is having fun!
  5. Thanks for the history fyi 2013 for heartbreaker dudes...2014 someone out of MN...no MAC charter this year (2015) boat still looks nice from the outside...pretty sure its stored indoors in the winter...no clue on interior or sails...
  6. Boat is sitting in Green Bay, WI, saw it last week Was raced in the MAC race last year (chartered I think) so was in the water last year. This year has been on the hard all year. Not sure on its whole history but agree with Geff its been here on the Great Lakes for a while now and was raced a little more back like 10 years ago
  7. I Remember a Chicago Mac race about 15 years back where someone with a new boat was the inside of the raft near the dock. The owner tried to keep people from crossing his boat all day and was really unfriendly about the whole situation. The next day when we came to our boat early in the AM (we were on a different raft and dock) the boats around him had moved and left this guy tied between 2 poles with no way to get to the dock from his boat (besides jumping in the water). It was really funny at the time since he was just a jerk about it all the day before, although we were pretty sure he was OK being by himself and not being able to get to the dock.
  8. I Think it was 25 min...not seconds Flying buffalo had ** next to there corrected time though...any one know why?
  9. Year 36.7 105 T10 2014 18 20 24 2013 17 15 20 2012 18 14 25 2011 18 14 23 2010 19 17 28 2009 20 15 30 2008 24 27 37 *100th 2007 19 17 25 2006 16 20 25 2005 11 19 26 Was curious also..3 pretty strong classes to compete in one design over these last 10 years for the MAC races.
  10. Awsome 1st to finish! Congrats GTFP!
  11. WOW, I guess its better then trying to change, just ask the "Rich boat owners" for more because they have it. The logic is amazing these days with politics.
  12. Beautiful time of the year out on good ole lake michigan Rest Of Today Northeast gales to 35 kt increasing to storm force winds to 50 kt late. Rain. Waves 7 to 10 ft building to 14 to 18 ft this afternoon. Tonight North storm force winds to 55 kt. Rain. Waves 20 to 25 ft. Thursday North storm force winds to 50 kt diminishing to gales to 40 kt in the afternoon. Rain in the morning...then a chance of showers. Waves 20 to 25 ft subsiding to 15 to 20 ft. Thursday Night North gales to 40 kt becoming northwest and diminishing to 20 to 25 kt overnight. Chance of showers. Waves subsiding to 10 to 14 ft.
  13. We got in two races yesterday on Circle A. Bang - Bang they turned it around quick. Challenging conditions in the fog on Friday and Saturday, the race committee did a great job. Closing speeds were rather quick in the fog, interesting stuff. Fun weekend! Circle B had a situation with the markset boat yesterday...I think we would of done 2 if that did not happen, but what can you do about that. Yesterday was a great day for sailing in chicago (sun, wind and small waves) and good racing all weekend in our class.
  14. Did circle a get in 1 or 2 races yesterday? Same for circle c? we got 1 in on circle b, great job by RC all weekend, fog was crazy for last race friday though.
  15. Yup saw it on the Westrec website this morning. They suggest Millenium garage or Du Sable lots as alternates. Haven't been there and had to park yet myself this season, with all of the summer festivals and such coming, you would think summer would be a really bad time to close that garage though. Doesn't it seem like it has been under repair for the past few seasons anyhow? There always seems to be some kind of work going on in there. Thanks for the heads up, will look into for NOOD, I am sure there will be plenty of people searching for space Friday the 10th...