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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. Kimi was not maintaining the gap in front of Seb and normal practice is leading car pits first. Seb then laid down some blistering laps once he had clear air. Sucks for Kimi but drive faster Same as what happened to Max.
  2. Car value is a lot more age than mileage so a low mileage older car can be a great buy. Accord V-6 is a lot of car for St Kilda but sounds like a good purchase.
  3. Were some interesting and valuable folks and still a few but the S/N is much lower and those who used to be high value have either sunk into the abyss or no longer bother. Unfortunately, I see some moving out or PA to try to be cute in other forums. My posting across the entire board is way down due to that. More things on my mind and other places, "self moderated" with a bit of mutual respect to debate health care, politics, etc. plenty of interesting things still in GA, SA, CA and Fix it/Gear but I'm a lot pickerier about engaging.
  4. Wet exhaust, I presume? Is there a bleed hose /siphon break in the line possibly plugged? Is it a plastic or metal waterlift muffler. a s,all crack will "breathe" out a bit of exhaust, more if you are reversing and putting more "back pressure" into the muffler to through hull line. If it's coming from the wet side, you should see evidence using the mirror, borescope option.
  5. As you say, Indy often doesn't reward the fastest, but Dixon's quality was wickedly quick. Alonso had to feel good sitting P1 on the board for a while at least. Wish him luck in the lottery and I'll be watching(via DVR)
  6. K8, as a 33 year vet with more than one command, give her my congratulations on selection to command. May she lead with wisdom, earn the respect of her troops and NCOs and grow greatly from the experience. Those troops deserve 110% from her and will, in turn, enable her growth as a leader. IB
  7. Try WHL for some advice. Big help to me but I pulled out all the old stuff and went all 2000 triton/Vulcan with a RM Evo pilot. B&G Dealer in Tracy's landing was also some help and knows a bit about installs.
  8. 2010 timeframe, the regatta sails only came out for OD events. The local races for the older sails or delivery sails of the ex was going to be shitty.
  9. Now we miss the days of Kevlar sails that "only lasted one season" when competitive Grand Prix sails today have competitive lives measured in tacks. Yeah. I know. They are great sails out of the bag and will last a club racer several seasons, but .....
  10. Well, the could be worse like a few others, you may have slid into the abyss of PA.
  11. I can see the lawsuit now. Without legal authority Amtrak personnel made a decision to confine Mr. Klein aboard the train and forcibly detained him when he chose to exit. When did we authorize train conductors to detain people acting strangely? Is that somewhere in the Patriot Act?
  12. http://class.somd.com/Motors/ad/43368/Johnson-20hp-4-stroke-for-sale-$1,200.html a bit light on the HP but not too far away.
  13. Great stuff.
  14. One of my favorite places to visit to stand in awe of nature. Coming in from the south side, you literally come around a bend and see the blow down and destruction and then drive up to windy ridge. Nature is quietly and definitively taking that land back but the destruction was immense.
  15. I can't fault him for that.