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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. I wonder if the author has heard of the Chix Only team race, or knows how many female college sailors there are, or knows how many schools recruit women regardless of sailing ability, and how many of those women have gone on to become all-american collegiate sailors... you're either ignorant or blind if you don't see the trend in youth sailing
  2. bought the mavic. will report back.
  3. Yeah I'm usually close enough to land so that I could theoretically set the "home" to the roof or the boat yard without much issue. i am so not a fan of your venue. especially when its blowing 25. like right now? 20 with puffs in the 30s currently. air temp 45.
  4. Yeah I'm usually close enough to land so that I could theoretically set the "home" to the roof or the boat yard without much issue.
  5. You hit on what I was going to say to Celphtaught in response to his "some coaching" use. I've got a Mavic Pro and love it, but it doesn't lend itself to hand catching the way the Phantom does. For boat use, I'd definitely go P3. The portability of the Mavic is pretty nice though! Some coaching means until I smoke batteries almost 300 days a year. Wouldn't use every day but most days. I'm not worried about hand catching, it would be nice to be able to set the home location to a point on land so I didn't have to do that. Would be nice to travel with the mavic but from what I'm hearing the P3 would be just fine. I like the price better too.
  6. Been looking at buying a drone for personal and some coaching use. My question at its most basic form: Do I need a mavic pro or could I get away with a phantom 3 pro? I love the portability of the mavic but do the new features make up the almost 50% price difference?
  7. I know you're doing what you think is right and all, and I respect that decision, I just absolutely refuse to believe even 2/3 of those schools are even remotely realistic for her from a location, program, cost or size standpoint and that you're wasting your time visiting so many in person. You work at GTown, correct? You must have some idea that this is a ludicrous number. I work daily with current and incoming freshman and I know this is a ludicrous number.
  8. Assuming this is the mark by the houseboats, your right to mark room applies until you are around the mark. Assuming he hailed for room from a continuing obstruction (steak and seafood), you would then be obligated to give him adequate room to avoid the restaurant. If its a southerly and the mark was down by CGI, same deal. He doesn't have to hail for room you have to give room even if he is silent. does 20.1 not apply? Maybe you should take another look at the picture. I'm pretty sure you know the answer, but just in case think about whether anyone actually needs to tack, or for that matter if anyone is on a close hauled course...... TBH i didn't even know there was a picture, looking now
  9. Assuming this is the mark by the houseboats, your right to mark room applies until you are around the mark. Assuming he hailed for room from a continuing obstruction (steak and seafood), you would then be obligated to give him adequate room to avoid the restaurant. If its a southerly and the mark was down by CGI, same deal. He doesn't have to hail for room you have to give room even if he is silent. does 20.1 not apply?
  10. Assuming this is the mark by the houseboats, your right to mark room applies until you are around the mark. Assuming he hailed for room from a continuing obstruction (steak and seafood), you would then be obligated to give him adequate room to avoid the restaurant. If its a southerly and the mark was down by CGI, same deal.
  11. Again, if you're going to Hampton, you should look at ODU, nursing program and EVMS is right down the road for her masters.
  12. Just wanted to make sure she knew the reverse diversity. There are some international kids from italy there who were recruited for sports and had NO idea what they were getting themselves into.
  13. Roger. ODU Nursing is good, and EVMS is right here as well. She does know that HU is, as BD would put it, traditionally high melanin count, college, right?
  14. Understood, digging your own grave though I think. I applied to 9 schools, visited 4 on my own and 3 that recruited me. Should have only visited 4 total.
  15. If you're going to be at Hampton, why not stop by at Old Dominion while you're at it? Also, this just might be me, but that is an absolutely PSYCHOTIC list of schools. At least half of those have got to be not even remotely on her radar for size, programs or location. I'd cut at least half if not more out to save yourself one hell of a trip. Does she sail?