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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

Black Sox

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  1. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    They also say that He looks after drunks and fools. So we got that going for us, which is nice, Meet your brothers.
  2. Irish Expedition Users

    Passed this on to parties who may be interested. A couple of points: Your price is in GBP. We use EUR. (It often comes as surprise to your compatriots to know that we haven't been part of the empire for quite a while now.) The location shown on the map, while it is near some fine drinking establishments, is not the Royal St. George Yacht Club.
  3. NETFLIX ??

    Just finished Manhunt: Unabomber. Worth a watch.
  4. Random PicThread

    You mean, drank your skull off and slept all day?
  5. Cervical spondylosis with radiculopathy

    Great to hear it. Mind yourself.
  6. Going Aloft

    Not in a million fucking years would you get me up there.
  7. Delta IV on the pad T minus 4 at Vandenburg

    And a Sherlock Holmes pipe?
  8. Archery Anarchy

    Pshaw. Way too easy. Now if he had to shot both sides, I'd be impressed. (Kidding, obviously, in case he's reading this.)
  9. Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Boom boom! (Basil Brush reference, not a gunshot.)
  10. Last post read?

    You're welcome. They don't call me an IT expert for nothing, you know. Or at all, in fact.
  11. HURRICANE WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT

    Friend has done a few transats on the QM2, usually on last-minute deals mid-winter. She also has a serious amount of offshore mileage on sailing yachts. On the QM2, she enjoys a good gale mid-Atlantic, looking out the window, knowing what it would be like down there on a sailing yacht and relishing that she's NOT.
  12. We old farts need to look out for one another. T'interwebs is a dangerous place for us.
  13. Walk away from that one Ed; Gus is a nice guy and all, but...
  14. Mike Peyton

    Gave this, framed, to my then GF for one of her teenage birthdays. I was crewing a mirror dinghy for her at the time. Just passed 29 years married to the same woman. Not saying there's a connection
  15. Favorite Holiday Song?

    Max Volume
  16. EL FARO sinking, NTSB animation

    That seems to me to be a useful tool for teaching; taking the known data and presenting it as is, without opinion or judgement. Very impressive. I felt that there may have been an element of get-home-itis in the decisions made early on. I would have bailed much sooner. But then I am, by nature, a chicken. Also, it was a commercial voyage with profits to maintain so what do I know. Disclaimer: I'm not a deep-sea mariner by any stretch. Not even a paddler in rock pools.
  17. Caption This!

    Renaming ceremony; henceforth shall she be known as "Maximum Entropy"
  18. Hug your teenager

    LB, I have no deep words of wisdom or experience, unlike so many here. Just know that onions are peeling here. You, your son and his pals have my condolences and best wishes. Kind regards
  19. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    And she could beforehand? Wow. (Sorry) Reminds me of the old joke I once got to use: "Doctor, will I be able to play the piano after the operation?" "Don't worry, of course you will." "That's fantastic, because I couldn't beforehand."
  20. Slightly Obscure But Very Helpful

    Edit: Marisca beat me to it.
  21. Teacher 'LGGBDTTTIQQAAP' Sensitivity Training

    If they're facing a barbed-wire fence, they push back and that can be taken as approval. Ehm, apparently. Or so I'm told.
  22. Last post read?

    Right-click on the bullet at the left of the topic title works for me.
  23. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    At an MOB talk given by one of the participants in one of the Clipper races, (details foggy), two things I remember: I would not have felt comfortable going to sea with the crew as he described them. Apparently the hank system is specifically to give the crew some work to do. Makes them feel all offshore and shit.