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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Just wondering...if Roleur wasn't going to attempt a recovery, why didn't he scuttle Spadefoot, like Skip did Wildflower when he stepped off? Someone is going to hit it, or someone ELSE is going to have to clean up the mess once Spadefoot goes ashore and breaks up.
  2. Here's a good read for PB: http://www.dorfonlaw.org/2017/04/united-airlines-own-contract-denied-it.html
  3. True dat. Although after enough Sam Adams beers sitting at the gate, that's a bit debatable. How can you drink that shit?
  4. Please note that "bald headed headsail changes" ONLY apply to non spinnaker classes; AND NOT NorCal PHRF in general. Thank you.
  5. Gusts hit 38 kts at Pt Blunt, just west of the top of the course. It's still in the mid 20s ashore in the east bay and wicked chilly. I just loaned my best friend my dry suit.
  6. Same here, though I sized my assyms for the upper wind ranges where their inherent stability helped keep the oscillations under control. J length pole, kite less than or equal to my S2, NO penalty.
  7. Eagle departures out f KSTLwere fun to watch.
  8. That isn't Big Blue Swifty. It's the white Schumacher.
  9. It's Australia...what kind of poisonous biting fauna lives in that lake?
  10. Water rat stocks are wound on a mandrel and autoclaved. Don't forget, you need to glass over where your bearings will be bonded on the shaft. You can't/wouldn't want to bond the bearing directly to the CF. My entire rudder weighs 38 lbs for a 37' boat. Probably the best upgrade I made to the boat.
  11. I'm in on that one. Shear +100
  12. Good post, thanks for all your input. Do you ever find crew confused by main on port and jib on starboard as this is very not standard? Of course, the standard is set by external halyards and in that case you have no choice but to have main and spin on starboard and jib on port. Obviously I was set up with everything standard as the old mast was wood and very traditional. I will likely keep it that was so as to not confuse us. Leading all the control lines back to the cockpit works because my crew is just too old to do anything from the rail. Fortunately I have a very wide surface for the adjustments to spread out over. I will take your advice and not load the second wing halyard. That sounds like sound advice. I will have the mast made so that I can add it if I ever develop a need. I am now leaning toward just adding the second winch to the mast as I was planning when I started this post. Why make it complicated, just go with what I know works. On SF Bay, RC's seem to favor port roundings. So, putting your main halyard on port gets it out of the way. Putting your jib and port wing on the starboard side (yes, it's crossed internally) lets your mast dude/ette do everything from one side of the boat. You want your spin pole controls on the starboard side as well. Cross the Starboard wing halyard to the port exit above the main halyard.
  13. I just figured that the thread was about cuckolding or threesomes or something like that. Whatever floats your boat you know...
  14. Actually, there's a website where they keep track of the accidents. Hard to call them victims.