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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. +1, Another flaw would be fluctuating water levels due to tides and Bar pressure/ wind. Not sure how you would keep enough down pressure on the basket if the water level is moving up and down. The level at my marina, in a non-tidal great lake, can fluctuate pretty dramatically. Another consideration would be the loss of the pressure "head" at the pump, where you would need some type of primer or the pump would eventually burn out spinning air. I watched the video too and thought it may use some kind of passive siphoning principle to operate. I'm a little bummed that they system requires a pump. Many centrifugal pumps can run dry but they can only pull a few feet of head if not primed. A positive displacement pump can pull a 30' suction lift and run dry - but they are expensive, higher maintenance and not very dock-friendly. A solution to both would be to drop a submersible pump to the bottom. However you'd have to add some kind of filter or baffle to get the oil separation shown in the diagram. We NEED these at Edgewater!!
  2. If you're referring to circle 2, combining the fleets was just to get an extra race in. However, I'm not sure why they did the same yesterday since we had plenty of wind. I wouldn't describe their work as a cluster.
  3. I think they have the traffic cop working more effectively now. I got there right at 6pm and even though there was a long line of cars, it was only a couple minutes to get into the club.
  4. I bet Wanenmacher's were busy that day.
  5. @ Corey - are you racing your hobie cat? Since the last time went so well!
  6. There were mods to one T10 that were not expressly forbidden. The plaintiff is suing the Board, chief measurer, and a few others (including the person who raised the initial concern) for damages exceeding $25k in two separate areas. It appears the bylaws were not followed properly to revoke the certificate, but seeing as the origin of the certificate may be in question (since the at-the-time Chief Measurer owned said certificate) I'm not sure how the legal ramifications will shake down. The pictures, sadly, are not in the report, which would really help clarify just how much some of these mods would help stiffen the hull. In the bigger picture, this lawsuit sends a seemingly chilling message to those who volunteer to serve their fleet - Don't stick your neck out to help your fleet & the sport since you might face some hefty legal bills. There's a lot more going on with this than is represented in the front page article. It's a really bad situation for everyone involved but there are strong arguments on both sides of the case.
  7. 'twas pretty ugly looking. I don't have access right now but I may be able to find it later.
  8. There is another link at the bottom to the photos of RR. http://5.wews.com/eSBMS. Also, I just heard a catamaran on A dock at Edgewater YC is swamped. And why would anyone in their right mind leave a furled jib on board during this? (Klew-less perhaps?) There were several that made it through just fine from what i saw yesterday.
  9. Cool Cool
  10. Better chance for making last call at Frosty's? Just guessin'. Shows where most folks priorities are. And am not sure that is such a good thing either. We raced the Mills in 2010 and they put us on the Governors course (t10 phrf). Do they give you a choice on which course you get? I think we're going to race next year. It was a fun time.
  11. Better chance for making last call at Frosty's? Just guessin'.
  12. Mine has game.
  13. Don't jinx it!
  14. Great work by the committee, RC and volunteers. Solid event. +1 +1 are results up? Word is video of ZAR shakin' it to the Black Eyed Peas will be available on Youtube later today. A sign of a fantastic event.... Yeah, we kind of shanghai'd the ipod. We got yelled at but seeing ZAR dance around was worth it.
  15. Bueller, Bueller? Are any of you t10 guys coming to bay, if not why? and they better be good excuses... I know the B367 fleet is hurting right now, with 2 cleveland boats out for some time. THE BIG ELECTRIC CAT will be representing though! While this could probably said about any T10, I'm thinking of a few in particular. Kids, both new and unborn (too young) Medical issues (too old) Work obligations (too busy) Legal obligations (to hell with the judge) Our excuse - and it is a good one (at least to us): #5 Crew is going cruising