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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. Bust out the rum boys! I have faith that Eric has a plan, just wait for the gybe. It'll be epic An epic WTF, maybe.
  2. Is that a recent rule? Mari Cha IV was around 140' as I recall. Transpac is also limited to 100 ft
  3. Wondered if it was a city operation. Any idea what it costs to tie-up there? For a 35-foot boat, $9-12/foot/month, depending on location. I think the higher fee applies to the slips in the west basin. Gas House Cove (alongside Ft. Mason) has yet to be renovated.
  4. Not having seen it, I do not know whether to be amused or horrified. More important is this. We had a bit of fun on the breakwater at GGYC. The members in the GGYC grandstand were very good humoured! Maybe more so than NZ'er being lectured by a yank! Although nobody took me up on the "50% off" Oracle hats! I like the look of that club. And now have a better understanding of Guthrie's book and the business with Norbert etc. However, what's with all the expensive-looking (but empty) docks at GGYC?. Having just been booted from my marina (where I have been since 1986) and stuck with signing-up at a newer (and more expensive) one, I take notice when I see brand new docks with no boats! P.S. After you left (indeed, just a few days ago) Andy Green had Guthrie on camera. There was a book-signing at Pier 27/29. In person, she comes across as an even bigger air-head than in her writing. Cliches and platitudes. Followed by cliches and platitudes. TK, the city of SF just renovated all of the docks at GGYC, St. Frannie and the balance of that marina. (Don't ask what condition they were in beforehand.) The two clubs hold rights to a handful of guest slips. All the rest are public. Some boats have yet to return. Some slips have yet to be rented. But there's a long waiting list so they'll fill up shortly.
  5. More here: http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/09/17/20537673-horror-below-the-waterline-photos-reveal-massive-gash-in-uprighted-costa-concordia-cruise-ship?lite
  6. Big Boat is 09/26-29. A bit later this year to accommodate the really big boats.
  7. Hi bwana, I did remember seeing the one on Fisherman's Wharf a week ago but had trouble finding it yesterday and my cell went out of power and forgot to bring my backup battery. Okay I might try to find that one again Sat. Coast Marine & Industrial Supply. 398 Jefferson. 415-673-1923. Good luck.
  8. Slim pickings, I'm afraid. There's one at the west end of Jefferson at Fisherman's Wharf and a West Marine you passed on the way in from SFO. Better prospects up in Marin or over in Alameda.
  9. You can buy the book online for $50. It's very nice, plus you can register it and the publisher will send you a booklet after the Cup competition is done,with updated stories. There's a pocket in the back of the book to keep the booklet in. Whoa! Good information. For the bookseller whom I will see a few hours for now. Overnight I realised I must have this book. Besides, compared to NZ prices, it is a good deal. Livingston may be best known for "Sailing the Bay". Something of a classic. Yes, with that great quote from Hank Easom: "Slack water is a state of mind."
  10. Kia ora Fuzzmeister! What "deck bleachers"? At Marina Green or Pier 27? At the Green.
  11. My pleasure, TK. Glad it worked out. Hit me again if you need anything while you're here.
  12. Bus Stop on Union Street.
  13. Try Fredericksen's Hardware on Fillmore, half a block north of Union Street. They should have the dowels you need, and it's walking distance from there to Marina Green.
  14. I hate to see this beam Why?