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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.

A Boy Named Stu

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  1. And another edition goes by that I will not be doing. See you all in Halifax!
  2. Mobile version does not track where I left a thread like the old one. Having to start on page one of a 40 page thread is not very convenient.
  3. On another note what would be the benefit of having a halyard lock without the wire at the end?
  4. -Remove boom -Disconnect all electronics, ensure they will run freely from the boat -Go up and grab windex, vhf and other wind gear if possible (can get broken / bent by crane) -remove all halyards except one from the jammers -de tape all pins and ring dings -wind down shrouds, uppers last... ... Then pay a professional to do the rest. Don't damage your boat, electronics, mast or some civilian / Crew member who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Things do not fall up. Don't waste hours trying to organize a team to show up I'm a little biased because I have worked for a guy who pulls masts but a lot of things can go wrong. Too many to describe in a single forum post. Observe, let someone who does this for a living handle it. They also know what they are looking at as far as wear and tear goes once the rig is down on horses Bonus points for bringing coffee
  5. i wonder if you would be able to build a hook and ramp situation that would be able to hook with an eye splice. maybe a more gradual ramp than the normal one for your boat. i think locking the halyard would be harder than unlocking it. what type of boat?
  6. Sounds lovely... Hoping to do it this year
  7. +1 Bonus points for having a rigging kit on you / in your car.
  8. "custom bow seating"
  9. At least the end result looks good and looks to be good workmanship. We've all seen far worse, but damn, wouldn't it have been cheaper to just build a new boat? $150k boat + $300k in mods? could have found a boat without a rig, or trashed bottom. Its not like they need any of the old J120 stuff. still doesn't make any sense to me.
  10. Instantly thought of this photo... you beat me to it
  11. Stu,Why don't you name the navigator? This is what is wrong. I've never seen such bad info punted around. The latest forecasts from professional weather forecasters have the system moderating. You are talking out of your ass adding panic. Call us whenStan Honey tells you what he thinks. EB +1. Not trying to add panic or talking out of my ass. Just saying what I have heard around newport.
  12. Quote from a navigator off of a TP52 "This thing will have a name by Saturday" Also all of the kings point boats have dropped out as well.
  13. http://www.amazon.com/Iroda-MJ-300-MICRO-JET-Cordless-Refillable/dp/B005GYRN3W This guy has been in my box for 3 years, Watch your fingers.
  14. So tomorrow augie needs to beat negri by two points or ruin his race and make sure that negri comes in 6th or worse. If they both have their drop races tomorrow augie will have 14 points and negri will have 16 points. Going to be tight and they are both very deserving to win this event (augie said that about negri in his interview today). No matter what happens Ledbetter/Revkin are in third, even if they pack up tonight, they aren't moving up or down. 4th and 5th are still up for grabs, vessella/trinter have been really inconsistent this week which is weird after how well they have been sailing all winter. Go Augie go.
  15. Go augie and Bruno. I hope they keep it up, negri and Ledbetter are close.