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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. Yeah. In just lookin for a crewman for the pointy end and all the drunks/twits/twats wanna chime in w/unrelated crap so they can proudly see their name in lights. I can't even delete the post now. Maybe if they got a job... How bout we help them with a new thread: Min wage jobs for twits & twats. Just think, they could become marginally productive and be busy enough to stay off crew wanted postings!
  2. If you're not signin up as crew, why are you on here? We're all impressed that you have two non-spinnaker novice class wins. Well done.
  3. Thank you doctor. Your compensation for services rendered Will be equal to the value of your diagnosis. Interestingly, one of the qualified respondents opined how odd it was that respondents who were not potential crew would waste time doing so.
  4. Oh, Jesus!! Thank you so very very much for that edification. Next time I'm outta Cali or away from Fantasyland, I'll say "as sym." Mo one here says as-sym, were all ASSO, here due moderate temps, no snow & a 350 day a year sailing season. isnt it wonderful you can contribute to society and still have time to correct minor spelling/pronunciation in SA postings in the manner of picking fleas off the ass of a stranger. We all are better off because of your dedication to the process. Huzzah!
  5. OK, Lets get back on track. No Drunks, please. And, BTW, you do need to know what an Asso is. Hint: It not in your pants. Thank you. Nothing here for either of you, move along, move along. PM or call me if sincere.
  6. Yeah...not enough room to carry more than 7 cases of brew. Bummer.
  7. We have a need for a Bowman w/Asso experience for our highly competitive, Trophy winning Henderson Spritboat. Experience and confidence in helpful but we will train for this boat. Wednesday eve beercan races and several weekend Regattas and Local RLC races throughout the season. Good racing, friendly loyal crew and killer sammies. Adult beverages available in limted supplies while racing. The former guy had a change of work situation and is mostly unavailable . Step up your program and help us continue with podium finishes. Please PM me your brief resume, location and availability...or call 310 895 8317.
  8. Spot open. Lookin' for backup bow w/Asso exper and a good trimmer. Must have racing experience and not be afraid to use car adjustment. Helpful to have multiple position capabilities as who knows who will be available on any given date. We are willing to convert J-24, J-80, Melges, etc. crew. This Hendo has done its share of crushing due to great crew. Continue the tradition! Good bunch of guys in the crew & we have a lot of fun at other racer's expense. We do a series per month or more and Wenesday eve races. Mostly local racing. This leaves some time for you to stay home and wax yer Maserati or for other boats & wimmen. The ride is really well pimped, sammies to write home about and brew, too. Call/text 310 895 8317 PLEASE don't respond online, just call or text, alright? Thanks!
  9. My old boat was in San Diego, last I heard...2 or more yrs ago. Guy put roller furling on it. Resurrect one of em, its worth it. Drop a sail drive in it and cut out the transom. Easily powers up in not much wind and then just takes off. Great boat. Rating almost as soft as a Laser 28. ;-) Hope you find one. good Luck
  10. It may be time for Frank and Jerry (Douglas-the so-called Engineer/designer) to go out and hire someone who sails sporties and compile a list of what works and what doesn't on this genre of boat. I will say that an aluminum mast, on a smaller boat works just fine and keeps the cost down. Here's a start: 1. It weighs to damn much. That means it can't get out of its own way and you sure as shit can't trailer it behind the family v-8. 2. A bulb keel that can be raised will require less weight for a better righting moment cut down on the overall weight. 3. Its Butt ungly. Hint: Go look at a David Martin design or the Andrews 28. Oh, screw this...those idiots will never learn.
  11. No bulb, closed stern= 4 Kt. shitbox (check the displacement!!). Hey! this is 2013, not 1994. Hey, Mr. Douglas? time to wake er ah sober up. Bring back the Capri 23.5!
  12. I can't do this with all this racket!
  13. A few more items to further your sailing career...and not piss off the nut holding the helm and writing checks... 1. When stowing shit below, put it where it came from...if you don't know, ask. if you just shove some item, equipment or part in some pocket without telling the skipper, when there is an emergency the inability to find it quickly could cost time, a life or spilled rum. 2. Do not EVER-EVER, except for broken bones (more than one) or death, bail out the day of or before the race. If you do, you run the risk of the crew and skipper passing the word around the good boats that you are an inconsiderate, unreliable shit-for-brains slacker. Give the skipper at least 3 days notice or send your highly skilled replacement. 3. Do not wear your deck shoes in the parking lot walking through leaked oil, pet shit and vomit. Change shoes on the dock so that slag doesn't wind up ground into the white non-skid. 4. First couple of times, bring a 6-pack of something more expensive than Burgermeister. Its not the beer, its the thought that counts. 5. Be on time. If not, Be early. There is no other alternative. Happy Sailing mate...
  14. Jim Morrison to the Felt Forum (NYC) Audience in a 1970 Doors concert: A blind man walked passed a fishmarket. He tipped his hat and said, "Good Morning ladies."