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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. You could always go for a double strap set-up as opposed to a single to bypass attaching the strap to the centerline of the carriage. Any more pictures of how things are coming? TC
  2. A laser plug is the perfect thing. It's quick, it's easy, and it fits perfectly. Also, in the event that you do get some water in the seat, if your sneaky you can actually drain the seat out while on the water. I have done this when I've left my plug out on the way to the race course. Its very convenient. In other news, Nationals are going to be held at Bristol Yacht Club the weekend of July 12th. Hope to see lots of people there. In my excitement I accidentally added it to the calendar twice and cant remove the second one because we do not actually have the technology to remove events. So, just ignore the one that has the event running sunday and monday. The real one is saturday sunday. I'm going to send in the regatta application form tomorrow. Mark Rotsky has been kind enough to hold the weekend open while I get my act together. In other other news, The full 2009 racing schedule will be in the next addition of the newsletter. I'm a little behind schedule because of this pesky college business which for some reason actually requires work. Who knew? I am still looking for contributions and was hoping I could get a few write ups from some of the people doing cool winter projects. It doesn't have to be long, it doesn't have to be great. After all we're sailors first and critics second. People want to know about your boats not about how good your grammar is. Anyone with a submission to the Canoesletter please email me at wvc6@cornell.edu. Submissions are awesome because it's less writing that I have to do myself. Help me out [cough] Oliver [cough]. Later, Willy "I talk real good" Clark Out of interest...is there going to be a separate division for Nethercotts or are we all going to be together? I honestly don't mind racing with the IC's, in fact I enjoy watching them blow by, but I'm interested to see how many people will be showing up in Nethercotts as opposed to IC's and whether there will be enough to support a separate division. This also might be a good time to get new people out onto canoes and get the older boats sailing. Hopefully with a bunch of people sailing their new IC's there will be a large fleet of interested sailors in Nethercotts. Thanks. TC
  3. How big is that rudder? TC
  4. Willy: Sweet job on it!!! I dissected mine and loved every piece of it. Damn good work on your part and congratulations for finally tying it all together. Nice job to all those that contributed, each piece was definitely informative and I learned much for from reading it. Thanks again. TC
  5. Looks really good. One question to suit my mass confusion, it looks like the raked section of the bow is on the lower half of the knuckle, but in the other picture it's on the upper half... TC
  6. I agree with the fact that they are too close to the waterline. I may not be positioning my weight correctly upwind but I have noticed as soon as there's enough wind for chop, the boat goes through the waves with much of the wave going over the bow. If they spray rails were a bit higher, wouldn't it keep the boat from submerging the bow under the wave, therefore reducing much of the wetted surface that a boat would experience upwind? My arguments against it: It would lead to more weight in the bow. Also, there is currently more to be gained in terms of downwind speed than upwind speed. Rather than altering the bow to favor it upwind, it should be a balance between upwind and downwind efficiency, with a possible lean towards downwind efficiency. TC
  7. I tried it on the canoe forum but I figured I'd get more hits here... What do people think about using bow strakes/spray rails?
  8. How's Mike doing? TC
  9. Right on, thanks for the correction. TC
  10. Bummer...if I can still get the funds needed by fall/winter, hopefully I will still be able to work on a ply DC. While I think that it is a serious damper that the rule change wasn't passed, I think this thread and the people in it have the possibility to do wonders with the boats and promoting them enough to get new faces in the class. TC
  11. That's great news! Hopefully some of the AC guys decide to get involved with the development boats. TC
  12. Ok, I'll stop by his house today and let him know, next Saturday works better for me as well so I'll see you then! TC
  13. Alright, sounds good. I might come up this Saturday with Mike to pick the boat up with him, so we could probably talk about it more in depth then. Thanks. TC
  14. Quick Hijack: Steve, did you get my PM about the possible need for reinforcing? As you were... TC
  15. Andy, what's the hull shape like towards the stern on TT? TC