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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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    Tim Fordi550-#87
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  1. I want, but same with Ryley....wifeless....and probably homeless. Best of luck, Mike, this needs to get snatched up soon! Hmm...maybe as a live-aboard? :-)
  2. I don't know what you mean by "your sails," Rajinder. If you mean the exquisite suite of sails masterfully built by Ullman, with the Asymm design personally approved by none other than "Yoda" himself, they are locked away in a storage facility somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere. You'll never find them, which means I'll probably get a few more seasons out of them. Besides, they will not fit on a Laser. Not even close. Now, back to that whacky gulfstream in the next 10 days...looks like a crap shoot.
  3. trend toward a conveyor belt seems to be lessening. (precipitation colors are not in sync with the GS models in terms of time and date) Best of luck to Bermuda 1-2'ers!
  4. That might've been my comment. My UV protection lasted about 2 seasons. The thing is though, the rig is so easy to put up/take down, re-applying is a fairly minor job. If I had it to do all over again, I'd probably Awlgrip it white.
  5. Paging Mr. Couchsurfer. Mr. Couchsurfer, white courtesy phone please. Paging Mr. Couchsurfer..... I'm fond of my carbon rig, Europa, but do not have a comparison for you.
  6. I am keeping an eye on the Ncom High Res current model runs (I think they reload every 3 days). Looks like the escalator down to Bermuda is setting up. That helps folks get to Bermuda. The bad news is: you're in the stream for 3 days and it does get a little bumpy.
  7. Hey thanks, Mark! 2015 was spirited and a great race. If you can dial up something like that again, have at it! Definitely keep us posted!
  8. On ignore now. Thanks, have a wonderful life.
  9. here's one from the late 80, kites are probably a few years old on some of these boats. Credit is Baltimore Sun, I think....hope they don't sue us.
  10. I was able to change my screen name but it took some rummaging, like Innocent says, and I have no idea what steps I took and in which order. Now WyTF is this in all itals.????
  11. Book isn't too shabby, either. (A Voyage for Madmen)
  12. Not to be a disagreeable SOB, but I've had nothing but the best of service from Ullman. They built my entire suite. Even ran the design for my Asymm past Yoda himself. I just hate to see a business trashed based on some rather uncertain criteria (such as the tune on your rig, for example, and your design brief for flat-water only usage) If this is their written response: "If not possible, we will go sailing. take pics of the sail, give you a plan and do a recut of the sail so it measures in." how in the world does that constitute "worst customer service?" Do what Wess says, take them up on their offer to go out on the boat with you, Or not. what evah....
  13. I think I'm going to go with Cruisin's suggestion of using gold leaf. It's cheap, it's light weight and it's flashy. I have heard that "chicks dig it." So yeah. Good call, CL.
  14. I need to apply new UV protection for my carbon fibre mast and boom and prod. Anyone have any recommendations for white paint? I'm too lazy and burnt out to think about it. I used a clear-coat last year and it didn't last. कील कि स्लाइड आसान मुझे गर्म बनाने के लिए
  15. Mr. Rajinder doesn't have a "racist" bone in his body. OK, maybe his one of his Phalanges once made a comment that could be considered anti-muslim (political joke - those of you in the PNW who probably won't understand it). At any rate, the man can break some boats. I have seen him do it. And yeah, Couch, a race during an total goddam eclipse. You got a prob with that? (I think the eclipse is later in the day toward the evening in SC, 'smatter of fact) स्क्रॉल, हमें उन्हें विनियमित करना होगा