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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. The comparison to fish, birds and windsurfers is valid minus one important element, you can clearly SEE them pumping. We are not seeing obvious pumping w ETNZ or any of the other teams. I think to have any meaningful effect, the pumping would be pretty dramatic and clearly visible. Watch ETNZ go through various maneuver and straight lining it, aside from some subtle wing trimming, there is no evidence of dramatic flapping or pumping of the wing...
  2. the problem w launching unhooked is that the chicken loop is always at the bar, meaning full power. In gusty conditions i always launch hooked in, full depower on my lines and one hand on or near my quick release. lack of Proper QR training and practice was most likely the culprit here.
  3. I've been kicking my ole 40 yr old TTen around the course for decades now, best bang for your buck on the great lakes! 33' is a great length for almost anything, easy to solo, comfortably race 7 up, big enough below to weekend cruise. Have fun w her Ed...
  4. not a replacement, they bought a euro m32 last fall. anyone know where Anarchy is going?
  5. That doesn't sound right. I have placed charter business through the Gowrie program, and it's specifically designed for non owned boats. (you can't charter your own boat to yourself) it may be the nature of the longer time frame, as the ones I've done are single event type affairs. Another option i have seen done is a short term contractual partnership w the owner instead of a charter. That way you could have your name added to his policy as an addl named insured. Obviously the owner would have to be agreeable to this. You should offer to pay the 8 mo premium for the policy or something to that extent... good luck.
  6. Still no facts, just like all the alarmist shills, fear mongering at its best. Simple fact is Green energy DOESN'T SCALE! Every scientist and economist working on this issue knows that. The UN IPCC crowd want to levy trillions of carbon tax mandates, yet have NO idea what to do with it. If all the carbon fuel sources dried up today, 3/4 of the worlds population would be dead in a year. The remaining quarter already live in grass huts in the dark. Do you really believe the science is settled? Settled as in laws of gravity, thermo dynamics, motion? if so, Why are there 100+ lines of temp on the IPCC's models? wouldn't they only need one? Why are All the 100 + model lines well above the actual data for the last few decades? Why if CO2 is a forcing agent, is the global temp stagnant over the last 2 decades with rising CO2? These are just a few of the unanswered questions brought up by many sceptic climate scientist. The alarmist won't even or are afraid to debate it. it's a HOAX
  7. I'm sure you have evidence to refute that. Unfortunately if the postulations hold true the proof will be in the pudding tout sweet. Keep drinking the IPCC coolaid.
  8. More food for thought. The chilling irony of reality (if you believe history is a strong fortune teller)
  9. Insert tits into any thread... Check!
  10. ^ did we lose go to last read post option??
  11. count me in on the donation! Great work ! You could also just do a PAYPAL direct hit. If Jason has an acct he could just provide the email address tagged to the acct and anyone can send $$ straight to him. obviously you would need a PP acct as well...
  12. Al Gore, but that would only be to get him hammered and pound some sense into him...
  13. what's the material??
  14. Don't forget the pentatonic scales. Much faster bang for your buck on practice converting to putting together cool sounding licks and solo's. Just youtube minor pentatonic scales you'll get many, many great tutorials...
  15. WTF are they gonna do to that lawn ornament for $40 large?? ! So the library / museum sits on 10 acres of Boston waterfront property with a IM Pei structure on it and they can't muster up the coin to put a couple coats of varnish on that thing?? something doesn't add up...