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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 think the 50 lbs of outboard motor hanging off the back might be effecting how she's sitting in that picture. In the light stuff, the i550 is a "keep the knuckle in the water" boat for sure. And the 350lb of crew can overcome any balance issues created by the 185lb keel. One of the reasons I went with the long cockpit because it give you another position forward (at the shrouds). We should have some first hand sailing experience soon. Kevin. I can only imagine how much it will effect it when its off the dock & on the back of the boat then
  2. VB can raft with jury rig. Figure if we run aground we just pick it up! Ballasted by a big esky. Performance should increase every 15-20 mins. I still stand by the claim the naviguessers were to blame????? Every 15-20 minutes........what's wrong with ya you pussy
  3. Arrogant pricks (the committee, not you guys that sail there). They wouldn't know a good thing if it bit them in the arse. If any other club on the lake would get their shyte together, the aging tossers at Belmont would be left with virtually no one. It's little wonder I'd rather sail on the other side of the bay even though the courses are shyte, the starts are shyte and the competition isn't all that great. I say exclude em from anything to do with the event from here on in. And when the weekend has the status of the other major regattas on the east coast (and in time it will, I'm sure HCW will attest to that) and they want to get involved, tell them not so politely to piss off you bunch of cork suckers. Little wonder the bloody sport is dissappearing up it's own arse! Rant over, but I'm still fuming. Arrogant pricks.
  4. Ok - so I've now sold the yacht and the magic, which doesn't leave me a ride for the HCW. Anyone needing a crew? Let me know BB
  5. DCMJ, If you get stuck for accomadation, you can bunk at my place. As for a ride, the plan is to enter both my boats (magic 25 and 35 foot yacht) so as HWC as already pointed out you've got no problems. Just get yourself here and we'll sort you out.
  6. "Russells comment to me when I asked him to support the HcW - "it's a lot of work you realise?" ". "H", you don't need them - self centred arragant ass wipes. Sure it's a lot of work, what the farrk does he think your doing? If he can't be arsed to help out (when that's his full time job - read paid position - then just wipe him all together!!! The race will succeed without their help!!!!