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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. I'll be there.
  2. I'm 59, could be in better shape, and about 200 pounds at 5'-11". Big D let me use his flat deck IC this past summer here on Lake Conroe. The flat deck is old but solid and has decent sails. Alone and without any proper instruction, I was able to get the boat to go pretty well in anything under 10 knots. What I mean by go is planing. Once the wind goes over 10, I couldn't get the hang of the sliding seat and how to keep from ramming my nuts into he carriage when the seat would auto-slide. Big D sailed the same boat a month ago in a big breeze and had no trouble at all. I'd definitely consider it a short list candidate. For me though, I have a Flaying Scot that I really like. But it's a pig dressed in a driving suit. Yeah, it planes and goes pretty well, but we broad reached with an AERO 5 between races and saw 12.7 knots on the puck in about 15 knots of breeze. The Aero caught us from behind and passed us. His GPS showed 15+ sustained. I don't know about you but I hate looking for crew (and most crew hate sailing with me). I really like the idea of solo sailing. I spent 4 years on a Laser and hated it. But the AERO is a much better boat for what I'm looking for and way faster than a Laser. So bottom line: The IC is very cool, fast but with an investment curve to sail like the big boys. And when I say fast I mean slalom ski fast. But for me, I'm going to write a check for an AERO 9.
  3. Darin, Can you draw a map of your proposed route so we can look at it on Google Earth?
  4. Sounds like local knowledge will be key.
  5. Where are the results?
  6. AFT OJ!
  7. I'm in.
  8. Jeff, We got your registration dues, thank you! Send me and email at mike@prosportslighting.com about the Devoti. Claire, in the past the bus was loaded with your stuff before the first day sailing began. It went up to the park sometime during the day so that when you get up to the turnaround, your stuff was already there. I thinks it's Paleface Park, but not sure. The next morning, break camp and reload you stuff back on the bus for the return trip to AYC. Woks well.
  9. Running my share of regattas, it's not that tough. But you have to be prepared as a club. To ask sailors to travel and spend money and then not have your shit together, is wrong. All the great food and beer in the world won't make up for a crappy RC, just won't happen.
  10. I'm going. The "real" way is so much fun. They run a bus back and forth so you can get your camping stuff up there and back.
  11. Ortega didn't capsize??? I heard you did a flying W over the bow at about 12 knots!
  12. Brig, I've been going to regattas with Theo & Claire for four years now. When Claire calls it a not so stellar race, it's not so stellar. I'm sure you had fun. But wait and see what it's like with a TCC group at a good regatta. We have an absolute blast. Can't wait for the next one either. The Scot was trapped on the other side of 4 feet of flowing water so I missed you all this weekend. Anyone know the results? For the record, that's Darins' thing, saving people. Great sailors are like that. Even if they do sail a tricycle.
  13. You three going to try and camp?
  14. I have a Capri 22 for that. And don't be too hard on the Scot; seems to whip your skinny butt most days...
  15. I want one. Anyone looking for a nice Flying Scot?