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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. Had 22 for the naptown noods with teams from canada and bermuda. Looked pretty healthy to me.
  2. what he said
  3. Looks like we have some nice breeze forecast. Who else besides me is going ?
  4. Enough already. If you want to sail phrf, fine. I think I speak for all OD sailors when I say that no OD sailor cares what you sail. What we hate is that you PHRFers continually bitch about your ratings. If you're unhappy with your rating, go do something about it. Hint : bitching on a sailing website doesn't qualify. Have you tried to get on your local PHRF committee ? Have you tried anything else other than whining ? I understand that bitching about ratings is the biggest part of PHRF sailing. I have no problem with that. However, i think it should be limited to your local yacht club bar. That way you can get all drunked up and hopefully can get in a slap fight with your local phrf committee member or another phrf sailor whom you believe has a gift rating due to certain unnatural acts performed by said gift rating dude on local phrf committee member ( note double entendre ). But please stop whining to the world, no one cares. Hey Nazi, in case you didn't notice the title of the thread, it contains the words PHRF. Since you're so happy in your OD world, wtf are you doing here? I forgot how perfect OD sailing is, what with disguised carbon rudders, mis-placed delrins, corrector weights missing or in the wrong place, painting bottoms so you can fair them in... carrying enough "drinking" water to lengthen a waterline by a few inches, hidden lead in the sumps.... Yeah.. OD is totally where it's at but thank god nobody bitches on a sailing website about that shit. Oh wait: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=90176 http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=160240 http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=82661 I particularly like this quote: but whatever, man. of course you know best. p.s. in case you weren't paying attention, this thread isn't really about bad ratings, it's about bad rating practices, closed boards and processes, and lack of transparency that passes for fairness. And thank you for the instructive method of how we should deal with it - your opinion matters! so have you tried to get on the phrf committee to work on solving these issues ? Also, I've never said od is perfect or anything like that. Competition can bring out the worst in some people ( sorry if that hits close to home ) and the best in others. I prefer od sailing but I don't worry about what other people do, I try to sail each race the best i can and then let the results happen. Anyway, good luck with whining, you are sailing in the right fleet.
  5. PHRF problems don't bother me, PHRF sailors who whine about ratings do. I've sailed phrf before ( don't tell anyone ) and have won and lost and never whined about the ratings. I know when I've sailed well and when I have sailed poorly. That is the only thing you can control. sometimes in sailing you get unlucky and lose or get lucky and win. The problem with the whiners is that they don't know the difference. They think they always sail great so if they lose it must be due to the unfair ratings. Just try to sail well, have fun and let the results fall where they may. The other thing that bothers me is that these whiners never try to get on the phrf committee . Unless you've tried to become part of the solution, you are part of the problem. People that don't try to give back to the sport bother me. Clear enough ?
  6. Enough already. If you want to sail phrf, fine. I think I speak for all OD sailors when I say that no OD sailor cares what you sail. What we hate is that you PHRFers continually bitch about your ratings. If you're unhappy with your rating, go do something about it. Hint : bitching on a sailing website doesn't qualify. Have you tried to get on your local PHRF committee ? Have you tried anything else other than whining ? I understand that bitching about ratings is the biggest part of PHRF sailing. I have no problem with that. However, i think it should be limited to your local yacht club bar. That way you can get all drunked up and hopefully can get in a slap fight with your local phrf committee member or another phrf sailor whom you believe has a gift rating due to certain unnatural acts performed by said gift rating dude on local phrf committee member ( note double entendre ). But please stop whining to the world, no one cares.
  7. It's all about the current and not hitting the rock pile
  8. Finn. There is a very active fleet in Mobile , Al ( located very close to pensacola Fl on the gulf coast ) and boats all around the southeast. At 220, you are perfect size. Feel free to pm me for more info
  9. Agreed. Way to go Kevin !!
  10. cause they haven't improved shoes since the 50's ( note sarcasm ) love the zhik's, very grippy
  11. + 1. These are what almost everyone in the finn fleet wears, and they know about hiking. That said, I like the SEA waistlock ( no suspenders ).
  12. There are all kinds of "modern" singlehanders out there but only one true classic, the finn.
  13. Treadmaster will last longer but your skin and gear won't. Hydroturf is the way to go. You can go barefoot and it has just that little bit of cushion to prevent injury. It will last years.
  14. The is how I learned in the bahamas back in the day. Although we just got a regular mop and cut it down. Best lobstering i ever did was in the marina hemingway in Havana. The marina is basically cut out of the coral so it has shear coral walls. We docked and i looked down and there were spinies everywhere . Also went out with the dive boat operators in the marina and got some more. Lot of lobster in Havana, or at least there were 10 years ago
  15. ,maybe what they meant was that port boat was ducking ( not tacking ) and that stbd can't tack while port is ducking