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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. Overall a good race despite the drifting the whole outbound length of the sound. Did anybody else hear the idiots on the radio on Friday evening? "There's literally a million sailboats out here", "At least I passed my CDL on the first try" holy crap there are some dumbasses out there.
  2. Ah, that makes sense. Thanks.
  3. Ah, that makes sense. Thanks.
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  5. Surfing for a new ride I ran across this http://www.salvagebid.com/233085325-1998-carroll-marine-40/ Looks like the rig is trashed there is some mast on the deck and some below. What happened to her? Anyone know? $125 is the opening bid, a rounding error on what it would cost to get her back in shape.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk0IVumjo9o
  7. OK let me begin by saying I'm not usually a sappy sentimentalist, I tend to enjoy gallows humor more than most and have for most of my life had a very difficult time saying anything to the bereaved but the wrong thing. This time it is easy: MainsheetgirlSister, I have little doubt that if any of the rest of us were to follow your sister to the great regatta in the sky, even half of the responses we have had already here would be a glowing endorsement to a life well lived, by measure of the impact she has had on other people. You should be very proud of your little sister, your early bad influence may have been anything but. Bob P.: Congrats, I'm sure you will be a wonderful grand father, joy will come. Mulling over the loss and grief thing this evening, it occurred to me that the loss of a "fully developed" person (for lack of a better term) can produce more grief than the birth of a (blank slate) produces happiness. But the happiness and joy grows with the child and before long you are in love with the little person. Buddhist theology handles this issue nicely but you need to be a 10th degree black belt Dali lama not to feel the pain. Another of my 2 cents worth during a highly inflationary period.
  9. Gutted, condolences to Connolly family and to all MSG's friends both physical and virtual. I'd like to think we all helped her ride out a little more comfrotable. Fair winds Catherine, save a spot on the rail for me up there.
  10. Dear God, the one who gives us the shift when it looks like we aren't laying the mark, you know what to do! Bless you Cathrine hang in there!
  11. Just read this thread. MSG I'm gutted hearing the news. I seem to know more people getting cancer these days than tatoos. I can't give much advice other than to say attitude makes a huge difference. I enjoyed your tale of woe from the Down the Bay Race, and felt your pain on that one, I can't imagine how you feel now. I wish you the best for tomorrow. Regroup after surgery then HTFU. Another anarchist pulling for you. Denis
  12. Glad to hear he's doing bettter.
  13. Some of my friends chipped in and got me a sweater for Christmas. I'd have preferred a moaner or a screamer, but the sweater was OK.
  14. Forgive me if previously posted. The following is supposedly an actual question given on a University of Washington chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well. Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic (absorbs heat)? Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some variant. One student, however, wrote the following: First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at the different Religions that exist in the world today. Most of these religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you will go to Hell. Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially. Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand proportionately as souls are added. This gives two possibilities: 1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase until all Hell breaks loose. 2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure will drop until Hell freezes over. So which is it? If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman year that, "it will be a cold day in Hell before I go out with you", and take into account the fact that I went out with her last night, then number 2 must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any more souls and is therefore, extinct . . . leaving only Heaven, thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why, last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God." THIS STUDENT RECEIVED THE ONLY "A."
  15. I beleive that Legacy and her sistership C-MOS were the next iteration of Soverells Locura 43' design, built in Trinidad by Formula 111. RIP Douggy.