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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. You know, Curtis, I suspect whatever level of support you may have once realized at your home club has seriously eroded, perhaps even evaporated by virtue of the approach you have chosen. You have repeatedly made your point re your boat and the decisions of those in charge have not gone in your favor. That's the way it goes in life, sometimes you win a battle, sometimes you lose. In this case you have lost and it's well past time for you to move on. Perhaps one reason participation could be down because some have chosen not to play in your pool.
  2. Haven't seen any skeeters yet this year but that doesn't mean they can't show up at any moment. We get tons of green bugs/mayflies but once again, not yet making an appearance. Generally don't see them until the Mills and sometimes later. Oh, and welcome to North Cape! You are sticking around for the Mills, aren't you?
  3. Yeah, about twenty years :-) Right you were barley. This year the Lions are also losing games that in the past they would have lost. Mediocrity has raised it's ugly head again.
  4. As I mentioned to a friend, this year the Lions are winning games that in the past they would have lost. Is it too soon to believe?
  5. Weighed in this morning at 215. Celebrating progress!
  6. Spandex when worn on the appropriate applications can be an incredible thing. But when worn by those who shouldn't...is eye bleach available in 55 gallon drums?
  7. Anyone who can make those (or any other) kinds of radical changes in their food intake and stick to it more or less permanently is of a whole different mental makeup than I am. I find that I am generally going to eat the kinds of things that I have always eaten, too hard to teach an old dog new tricks, and that it is only through consistent increased exercise that I make a real difference in what my weight is. But if you can make it work for you, congratulations. Meanwhile, I'll be still out on the road. And, OffWatch, I do run in the winter, I just find that as I age being out in the cold is less appealing.
  8. Haven't checked in on this thread in a long time but have been running consistently all summer and have dropped about 25 pounds since Memorial Day without restricting what I eat other than there isn't very much candy in my diet anymore. Down around 220 now, that's an area I haven't seen in a long time. Makes me think that a number under 210 might even be conceivable. As long as the weather holds out I'll keep on running.
  9. Well the most we saw on the water was 45 but fortunately we didn't have our sails up yet at that point. It was strange to see the Chicago skyline completely disappear though. It got intense for a while.
  10. See exhibit 2, page 53. It would take about an hour to make the boat legal with a multimaster (or other tool of your choice). However, plaintiff's concern is most likely (see page 66): That's an interesting assertion but if unattached would that make it any different than any of the other T10s sailing?
  11. And Quick Silver too. We were very excited to bring home a first in Section 5 for our skipper.
  12. Great response. You spend time on here complaining that your boat can't compete with sportboats. When was the last time your bottom was templated, or even cleaned. How about new sails, halyards, ect. Or why bother with all that, Just tell another boat that races in every other part of the country and is a club member that he can not sail because he does not have a bow pulpit. Even when last year PHRF gave an older boat an unrestrecte certificate without a bow pulpit. Your right, that is alot easier. Have fun in your dwindling fleet. Brutus, you are talking out of your ass. Try reading the thread, I've been supportive of airacer's (and other sport boats) efforts to be included. Try assimulating the available information before the next time your mouth spills out shit it doesn't have any idea about. See y'all. I'm outa here. Off to Chicago to sail the Mac race.
  13. Life and summer is too short to be angry.
  14. airacer, As you will remember because you were there at the meeting (in fact I think it was probably essentially asked for by you or on your behalf), the NCYC racing fleet met this Spring to address the eligibility issue of M24s and other boats in similar circumstances when it became apparent that PHRF-LE was reconsidering its policy of allowing such boats on even a "Restricted" basis. When the NCYC racing fleet met it was entirely within the range of possibilities that PHRF-LE was not going to sanction any M24s orsimilar boats by issuing a rating certificate at all. NCYC took a stand to allow boats such as yours to compete in our club events, possibly in contravention of PHRF-LE rules. The NCYC racing fleet made a decision that extended as far as we felt was possible at the time to ensure that yours and similar boats could participate at least to some extent while not knowing what ultimately would be decided by PHRF-LE. Subsequently PHRF-LE has made a decision to broaden the scope of what races a Restricted rating can be used at by incorporating more events into a "club race" definition. If I were you I would be asking NCYC to reconsider its NOR eligibility to incorporate the new broader definition of what NCYC races that your M24 and other similar boats can compete in rather than crap all over NCYC now that you have seen the final language that PHRF-LE came up with. But then that's me, and I guess not you.
  15. Just watch your email and we'll tell you what's happening on the island.