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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. In see you out didn't see it, check that he Facebook page. Looks like somebody's shipped!
  2. I am too lazy to go look, but I know I'm always a fan of it. We are definite maybe. It sure is a long way on a little boat though.
  3. We've never gotten an ok on camping there. They aren't really set up for it. We are a maybe on seabrook. Anyone else thinking about doing turnback?
  4. Friend and I decided tonight to book for June 24/25. Not ideal but whatever, we are going. Spectator boats and grandstands and Stormy's are sold out. Any non-official spectator boats or other ideas? Is just watching from the village good? Thanks!
  5. I think poor jib trimming is a pretty good trade off for sailing with your son and daughter! So awesome. And ya, we ordered a UFO. Will see if it ever comes. =-) Sweet news on new sails! Sorry I assumed they were old like most of us had. Lately we've been classing it up with better sails in the circuit.
  6. Derek- I got a talking to from a sunfish for "screaming" into the finish line. I was going 10.3 kts so hardly screaming. I thought I gave him plenty of space and I could have turned down gently at any moment and been the leeward boat so not my people but I suspect I underestimated the intimidation factor of my pole. Note to self. The pole on my Johnson is intimidating.
  7. Also on a j22 forestay tension has everything to do with pointing ability in light air. And depowering in heavy air. But once it's set it is controlled with shroud tension settings. You don't adjust forestay until your played the shrouds to death and are getting out pointed. The north and quantum tuning guides for J22s and J24s are excellent learning tools even if you aren't sailing one of them. I miss one design keelboats. Sigh. If this UFO sucks maybe we will buy a J70. I was so stoked to see their circuit turnout at Austin
  8. Well I know nothing about your boat, but in that wind I had almost zero vang and zero Cunningham. On the Johnson and I think all other boats I've sailing helm is almost purely a function of jib trim vs main trim. Maybe yours is different but I would start there. Blown out sails slow you down but I wouldn't think the effect helm much except in some crazy cases. If you cute kiddo was trimming your jib that's most likely it.
  9. Turns out I owe Mike time. So that makes sense. Happy with how I sailed upwind mostly. Banged that right corner too hard a few times. Never could get the boat going like I wanted it to downwind.
  10. Great meeting you and the cuties too. I sorta wish I had other to report but the wind got almost perfect after you left and we have three super awesome races. About as good as it gets. Maybe slightly light for my tastes but super blast.
  11. Forgot!  Does someone has Niles info?

    1. curifin


      Having hard time with navigating forum Niles info is Niles.hooper@gmail.com on Facebook etc.... Just got on here 

    2. TwoGray


      Great!  Thank you.  The day was great.  Hope to see you guys soon. 

  12. Great Weekend at Rush Creek Yacht Club.  Great meeting everyone.  Thanks to PRO and RC.  CLeWLEsS 

  13. Had an excellent time at rush creek. Rc did a good job and once the wind came in things were great. So fun seeing everyone and sailing.
  14. Thanks for the offer. We like camping though. Nice and quiet!