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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.  

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  1. I'm reading Moby Dick for the first time. It is not going very fast. The only book I have never finished in 4 or 5 attempts was Umberto Eco's The Name Of The Rose. It made a wonderful film, but it is an unreadable book. Next on the list is My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell. I studied it for O Level back when the world was young and want to retread it now. Most read is The Lord of the Rings, I'm not sure but I expect I've read them all 7 times!!
  2. Good news. That must make you very happy. I hope you do many more miles together.
  3. I think NORBowGirl may be referring to the famous American Ellen.
  4. If I was sitting on a protest committee you would have difficulty convincing me that your proper course changed only after you became overlapped with the windward boat. You would need to give some very clear reasons why you didn't tack prior to the overlap developing.
  5. Two marks on the topping lift would help.
  6. Thanks for 15 yrs of putting toys back in cots.
  7. I flag, Z flag, U flag or black flag start - you can't do this -RRS 30.1 to 30.4. Other than that, no rules restriction. However the boat that got their kite up and accelerated to hit the line at full speed going in the correct direction is likely to end up quite a way ahead of your theoretical boat.
  8. Wow - he's moving fast. 36.1nm in one day on a light unloaded board would kill me, doing it for over a week on a board loaded with kit is not realistic for normal humans! Thanks for the info, Banjo5.
  9. It looks like Heart of Gold has pulled into Bella Bella. Unbelievable feat so far from him. I can't find if he is ahead of Mike's Kayak's time from 2015.
  10. That sucks. Hope it is cosmetic damage only and they can get back out quickly.
  11. Classic
  12. Damn, that is horrible news. Very glad to hear Roleur is OK.
  13. Hallelujah. I don't think I would have the discipline to make a report like that. I would either be asleep or compulsively tending the autopilot.
  14. Let's face it. If you were still 20, you would have vaulted off, landed cleanly still holding the bike vertical and backed it off the ramp while laughing loudly. Getting older does have some advantages, reaction time, strength and a love of adrenaline are not the highest on the list