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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. http://tracker.r2ak.com/ That's odd as it's on the right hand side of the page for me. I also think the coverage is excellent. As in the past, the daily description (the Daily Fix) is as brilliant as the race itself. That said, the first R2AK will always be my favorite.
  2. Sure wish that rift would heal. Always enjoyed following you and DeadCat.
  3. For whatever reason, the guy in a 17-foot sea kayak couldn't get back in his boat. Did he try with a paddle float? Did he use his radio? There's no mention that he required any medical treatment after the USCG rescue. Would be nice to hear the details for safety reasons. On the other hand, a guy sailing a Hobie AI had a medical issue - per one report he has no recollection of the ten hours prior to his rescue but had the presence of mind to anchor his boat and swim to shore. No call to the USCG; instead he used his flashlight to signal another competitor who picked him up. He was hospitalized for two days. I'd be mortified if I had to be rescued by the USCG, unless I was injured or my boat was sinking. I sure wouldn't plaster the rescue video on my FB page (if I had one), as if it were some sort of badge of honor.
  4. There was a rumor on FB he was becoming hypothermic. If true, understandable to stop fucking around and summon help. But I don't understand the capsize...wasn't it fairly calm the past 24 hours? What's the water temp in Florida Bay? I presume he was wearing a drysuit,
  5. Another great EC for that 78-year old kid. Legendary.
  6. That's pretty cool - also quite awesome on the part of Piglet/AngryFatKid given the intensity of training done by the Finlay guys. Amazing performance and endurance.
  7. When you posted about that head-to-head race, I couldn't figure it out as I never found their track after they arrived at CP3. Checked both the WT and RaceOwl to see the position of the two kayaks but only IronBob showed up. Today, the WT tracker shows them still at CP3. RaceOwl, at Choko.
  8. Here's Coastie & ClamCounter's account of their trip: http://watertribe.org/forums/topic/coastie-clamcounter-2017-everglades-challenge-update#post-31002
  9. Coastie never stopped at any checkpoint. SewSew did.
  10. "One boat actually decided they were going to launch anyway (as they presumably forfeited the race in doing so) --- one of the crew yelled "Freeeeeedommmmm" (a la Braveheart/William Wallace style) as they went on their way..." Easy to identify who that was by Fred, the pink flamingo.
  11. Here's the record book: http://www.watertribe.com/Events/RecordBook.aspx Aside from Randy, an impressive performance is that of IronBob and the Juice in their tandem kayak. Started in the area of Bradenton Beach, well north of CP1. They're now at Marco Island.
  12. SewSewWP90, Tracking Point - 7.06 kn Position: 25.762950 -81.524140 Date/Time: 3/5/2017 9:49 PM Nm From Last Tracking Point: 1.13 Hours From Last Tracking Point: 0.16 Knots From Last Tracking Point: 7.06 Nm From Last Msg: 63.22 Hours From Last Msg: 6.36 Knots From Last Msg: 9.94 Nm This Leg: 104.80 Hours This Leg: 10.79 Knots This Leg: 9.71 Total Distance: 162.34 Nm Elapsed Time: 39.04 Hours Average Speed: 4.16 Knots
  13. Again, please help me understand why he started where he did instead of CP1?? I guess you'd have to ask Randy. Spawn elected to pack up and go home due to the work involved in relocating and re-rigging, that the delay put a couple crew against the wire for getting home, and that the times wouldn't likely be 'official' thus they wouldn't lower last year's time. I Sew Sew official start or going rogue .....today ? Looks like official, per the current WT results: http://www.watertribe.com/Events/ChallengeResults.aspx
  14. Spawn and another entry, RumLine (17' custom Wherry) are shown as DNS on the WaterTribe results. http://www.watertribe.com/Events/ChallengeResults.aspx
  15. Spawn: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0qOMldLr4ra066S8cZkO5Yq9ZCCWC7X86 Scizzor: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0IudxbHlqhNJGNeHstDODgHAY2sWEX9BQ No data showing yet on Scizzor