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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. Twatwaffle, shitmuffin. We need to hear more from this guy! Other than a few new terms of endearment for my wife, I have gathered the following from this thread: A battle axed, wenchy, wrinkletit, twatwaffle from SWYC has a personal beef with a morally corrupt, "just for men blonde," drunkin dwarf, shitmuffin. This vendetta may have something to do with a Trump like, drunkin rank on the web, a hold my drink and watch this event during a drunkin stooper in Ensenada, or both. The parents of the year may or may not had their children present when said shitmuffin did something inappropriate, but completey expected, during some sort of tequila fueled meyhem in a bar in Mexico. Someone suddenly got concerned about their image and it getting "muddied," but totally oblvious to it being destroyed by years of poor decisions. Did I miss anything?
  2. I like going 26.54 knots
  3. Maybe Dickens was more like Nostradamus than we thought. This episolizes a day in the oval office. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...
  4. I'm not a huge fan of Trump, nor Clinton. This piece on the front page sound reeks of a glass jaw little girl who got picked on like a red headed step child. Very Chicken Little. The sky is falling!
  5. If is is anything like 2015, they will have more OD Hobie 33s than the number of boats at the J/109 NAs and almost as many as the J/105 NAs.
  6. ^ exactky what he said ^
  7. I heard there is a guy with a San Juan 24 looking for crew. I think his name is Rimas.
  8. The Mexican team that won the J/70 Worlds in 2016 mix and match sails, so I guess there is something new on that front.
  9. I tried a bunch of different boots and like the ZHIK. They are light, dry, and warm. For shoes, the Sperry GripX3 are great. They are light and designed well. The Sperry Seahiker Booties are a total POS. The zippers are weak ass junk and the soles delaminate from the uppers in about 4 months. I've had two pairs, same exact issues.
  10. I'm offended that he called us jocks.
  11. LOL, there is no such thing as BUDGET travel racing. That is a Unicorn.
  12. This site is going in the shitter. We are about 20 post into this and newb still hasn't posted a pic of his girlfriend's tits. Sad.
  13. Scot is about this tall
  14. Yes, lift it by the pad eyes on either side of the keel box. If the boat is empty it will be fairly balanced. If it is off a little you can run a lead from the lifting point to the bow or stern. To remove the keel, don't lower it out, lift the boat off of it. Be sure to protect the leading and trailing edge of the keel, and don't let the keel bell clapper in the keel box as you lift the boat.
  15. What about taking a pinehead main that is 3' or 4' too tall and having a sail maker convert it to a square top by removing the top few feet. Is that possible?