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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. The Megabyte thread

    I've never sailed either, but that Mega looks about 20 times more comfortable than a Laser.
  2. Artemis?

    In the States, typically it is the local police jurisdiction that investigates boating accidents resulting in fatalities, and all they're looking for is whether or not a crime was committed, such as the operator being intoxicated. I've never known the Coast Guard to get involved unless their assistance was requested, unless the vessel was USCG inspected and in commercial service. Should a driver be killed in a motor race here, the authorities do not do an investigation unless they have some reason to believe a crime has been committed, which is to say almost never. After Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was killed, it was up to NASCAR to investigate the cause. I suspect you will see the same here. The county medical examiner will perform an autopsy, but other than that, I think you'll find that it's up to the team and the organizers to investigate.
  3. The Megabyte thread

    Zim Sailing in Rhode Island is the current builder of both the Byte and Megabyte. I'm not sure if they're actively building Megas at this time, why don't you pop onto their facebook page and ask them what they're planning?