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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. Ajax, I don't think read the fine print. It clearly states that hiking is permissible on marked trails as long as hikers (who must have a valid Maryland State Hikers Permit) are wearing safety soled hiking boots, do not exceed a slow walk (2.5 mph) and are always in possession of a DNR approved hiking stick at least five feet six inches in length and ,5 inches in diameter. I wouldn't fret over the anti-trapezing law as the elephant lovers killed off the last circus and sent all the trapeze artists back to Romania or wherever the hell they came from. It's all good in the People's Republic.
  2. "Hyperbole?" "HYPERBOLE?" what the hell kind of word is hyperbole? And you call yourself a Baltimoron? I'm a proud son of Charm City and I would never use a word like "hyperbole." That's one of those words like "auto de-fe" or "supercilious" that doesn't belong in our vocabulary. God, you must have gone to Poly and moved on to Hopkins. I bet you never even tasted Natty Boh. Pull your head outta your ass, hon, and do what Brother Ajax sez....haul your boat and your butt down to West River and sail with the Great Unwashed...and that's not a "hyperbole."
  3. Quarter knot faster than the boat next to me
  4. As they always say, "never approach the dock any faster than you're willing to hit it"
  5. I run into shit all the time....I attribute that to my outstanding boat handling skills -- Cedar Point Race, 1973, Dark foggy night, homing in on Cove Point Light. Ran into a chain holding multiple barges together which were driving pilings for the new (at the time) Cove Point natural gas terminal pier. Note to self....read the Notice to Mariners -- Virginia Cruising Cup. 1976, Dark foggy night. Hit unlighted aircraft carrier mooring ball in Hampton Roads. Lesson learned...carriers have really big balls. -- Solomons Race, 1995, Dark foggy night. Ran into unmarked fish trap off Black Walnut Point. Remind self not to work the shallows on the eastern shore during night races. -- Hit a bull nose ray once or twice, but that's not my fault....they weren't showing any navigation lights. I haven't hit anything recently but wise sailors still give me a wide berth.
  6. Did the GOR a number of times many moons ago. Why do slogs like those always look better in the rear view mirror? It shared the same issue that DTB (Virginia Cup) did. The old Hampton Race use to be in July and you would bake, swat flies, dodge water spouts and arrive in Hampton sunburned and frustrated 40+ hours later. The GOR was always much earlier in the season and you generally had wind....usually too much of it. But I recall we had a crew mutiny on one of those races when we ran out of wind, food and beer and were floating around 40 miles from the finish after getting the snot beat out of us on the outside leg The skipper wanted to press, the rest of us wanted to hoist the iron genny and get a hot meal and shower. We won that argument. Good times. Better in your 20s than your 60s I reckon.
  7. Tou must be wery wery qwiet, we're hunting wabbit!
  8. Echo, Would it be impolite to ask what you have her listed for? I've put my 2003 36.7 shoal draft back on the market at $72,500 and just wanted to see if I'm in the same ballpark.
  9. Dalmatia is stunning....beautiful scenery and great people. Dubrovnik is worth the trip in of itself. Only downside is that it's been "discovered" and you'll have to deal with crowds. I was there in September a number of years ago, and it wasn't too overrun with Germans in speedos, but things could have changed.
  10. From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall remember- We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he today that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition, But gentlemen in England now a-bed Shall think themselves accursed they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whilst any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
  11. Find Jimmy Hoffa and you'll find the rotting corpse of SA..... maybe under the end zone at the old Giants Stadium.
  12. Melges 32 "Anarchy" recently renamed "Shit House" after hitting the bricks
  13. Why do the Brits drink warm beer? They all own Lucas refrigerators.
  14. Many yards have a berth with a fixed gin pole or A-frame that can pull a rig of that size safely. It's not gonna be free, but probably cheaper than hiring a crane
  15. The only blue sky I've seen in the past month around the bay