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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. stupid question - why is OTUSA included in the qualifier? Edit - skimmed the thread, I guess it was not a stupid question.
  2. Will the guy making the women's orgasm noises be pedaling?
  3. I guess I am jonesing for San Francisco. It was neither expensive or pointless. I don't think Bermuda will be pointless either. I have never been there but it does not look too bad logistically. The flights and accommodations (going fast) are expensive. I found a place on the little sound that is not extremely expensive. It seems close to the western end of the great sound and the AC village but probably not walking distance like I was in SF. I don't know anything about Bermuda as I've never been there.
  4. I am thinking about booking a trip. Where is the best place to stay to be close to viewing? I went to SF last time and stayed at Cow Hollow suites which was walking distance through the marina district to viewing near the Golden Gate Yacht Club. That was ideal and a lot of fun. Would like to be close to the AC village again and know what to expect. Maps appreciated...
  5. Check the measurement certificate. Someone smarter than me can say what to look for on the certificate.
  6. So for the audience here, what would you have done if you were the small sailboat with main up and several crew that the boat in the video passed ? Looking for a constructive response to what to do when you are caught unprepared (mainsail up) and need to ride out a major squall. e.g get sail down, point into the wind, how to keep the boat stable etc.
  7. I guess I don't get the controversy. When they raced 45s in the last go round, it was good sailing and there were good crowds watching the action. When they jumped up to 72s, SA got all over all in a lather about the lack of competition and the low number of teams involved. This change will result in many teams getting involved. I was in SF for the finals and witnessed the awesome size and power of the 72 and it was certainly a spectacle, but this will ensure that the selection process to get to the finals is not all about money. Personally I am not interested in a contest between billionaires.
  8. I saw a lot of happy Kiwis sitting in lawn chairs with picnics on the shoreline at Marina Green enjoying the free view. And of course the Chrissy Beach was free as always. There were no other beaches involved so don't get the above comments about beaches at all. Confused....
  9. Headed there tomorrow from Texas. I was just commenting to my wife that no one around here is even following the AC. Not surprised all the tourists there don't know of the regatta. It's stunning to me that LE with all his resources and experience did not pony up a strong marketing type to get this thing off the ground. It a shame for SF and for the AC.
  10. J/24s have the best price point for young sailors or newbs with limited budget wanting to start up a campaign. They are great PHRF boats and obviously great OD boats. You can buy one for $5K and fix it up for another $5K and still be way better off price-wise versus other Jboats or other boats in general. I think their staying power will stay strong for as long as limited budget sailors that want a good sailing boat exist. Which is a long time. It is not the boat for me, but I see its value.
  11. For me pot was neither an upper or a downer. It enhanced my regular state of calm introspection. Have not smoked in 25 years. I enjoyed it a lot at first until it became really strong. I was a Mexican, Columbian and Vermont homegrown fan. That Humbolt county stuff put me over the edge. Probably why I just stuck with beer and occasional Gin. Fucking light weight I am.
  12. What kills me is the crew cannot even open a beer for the skipper. Come on Keeldragger, get a bar wench...