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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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dacapo

RIP Sal

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you may not have known know Sal. but I'm sure you knew someone like him. Sal was a real competitor....the twinkle in his eye as he herded you to the wrong side of the course, to get stuck in a wind hole that only he knew was developing as he tacked back into pressure. The loud crazy Italian who's arms flailed as he prodded his crew to work harder, faster as they win the start, and never look back at the rest of the fleet. The Fountain of knowledge who would pull me aside and call me foolish for tacking too soon...as he sailed to the layline and made the perfect tack to the mark....Sal won in whatever boat he owned....
Sal won in whatever boat he owned at the time.In the 1960-70's he raced a lightning with his family. Then for a short time in the 70's he regularly won in the Ensign Fleet As Sal got older, he bought a Catalina 25....and encouraged 6 other to do the same. They raced in a O/D fleet until they all decided to go bigger...and they all traded up to Catalina 30's....Mother Goose has won more races on the Hudson than any other club owned boat that I know.....correcting over the big boys with race boats was his favorite challenge....his boat sailed above it's handicap...he could nudge out that extra 1/10 of a knot , when everyone else couldn;t seem to find it....
Sal was the first person to call you a chooch if you fucked up, but he was also the first guy to lend you a hand if you needed anything.(except for extra crew ;-) Sal treated his crew like family. Making dinner for them every Wednesday evening before racing and bringing wine and cheese after every weekend race.
Her knew the race results before the scorekeeper did. He knew the standings and what it took to win a series or regatta...his mind was always sharp.
Sal won his final race of the 2016 season 3 weeks ago, making him our 2016 overall club champion by percentage points and today he passed away from cancer.
I will miss Sal very much on and off the water

8 Bells my dear friend

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A winner right to the end. Didn't know the man but respect is due. RIP Sal.

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Sorry for your loss, fair winds Sal.

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Some people are just good from scratch...we gonna need lots of Sals in coming years...

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What a lovely eulogy, may his sailing spirit live on through those who knew him.

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going to his wake this evening. Bring our Club's Overall Championship trophy to him personally.

 

I was looking at a list of all his accomplishments....there are too many at our Yacht Club. Thanks I'm sure he's smiling from above

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