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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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  2. What part of "Obviously it was a road-rage incident" are you ignoring? When they interview the witnesses they will learn that the motorcycle driver started out kicking the passenger side then slowed pulled up on the drivers side and continued to rage" and yes the first charge will be hit and run
  3. I expect he will get a FB nanny tow, as last time he muffed his approach badly. How hard can it be to drift in downwind? https://www.ventusky.com/?p=-14.34;-170.95;8&l=wind
  4. Where did that thread go?
  5. Probably true. But now all the European teams are gone, I am hoping for an ETNZ win. Wussell-vision has just squeezed all the eccentric joy out of it.
  6. Sometimes it is best to get kids using safety equipment in low risk situations so the behavior becomes automatic as they advance to higher risk stuff. Soon there is no inhibition about its use and young minds do not have to do complex safety analysis every time. Some parents at my marina have there kids put on pfds as they exit the car, seems silly at first but does make sense.
  7. Does Obama run the Justice department? No? Why won't Trump prosecute?
  8. In California, any driver involved in an accident is required to stop. That's interpreted as a hit and run right there.
  9. Supposedly, Aus2 could go lower & faster downwind. Their weakness was starts. If only Dennis had covered on that last upwind leg!! FB- Doug
  10. I may be mixing up his conspiracy theories a bit, I think his cgi theory is the one that says the planes never actually hit the buildings. That one doesn't fit with the A and E conclusions though. Hey RandumbFuckApple, how do you reconcile that?
  11. Thanks MN now I see what you are saying my response is Having worked with youtube for so many years I did know that google owns them.... however, I think it unlikely that the Russians would be doing something so obvious as buying places for the films from Shydux, jon snow, etc etc etc I assume that their involvement in the politics of the United states would be a bit more sophisticated than buying places at the top of the google or youtube search results. -which would be counterproductive. I have been running a website for ten years and most weeks I get offers from people who will push me up the search engines - I think that promoting films up the youtube search results would require a fair bit of guile. More than the average seo spammer could deliver Dylan
  12. Bouwe just told me "you know i love you but if you post that you will look like an idiot" In other words, it is not the Bouwe and Meg show. Damn! If I wasn't so balls deep in this AC right now I'd start digging
  13. Re Freya being solo, nor did I.... And losing your anchor is a bummer.... I wonder how he parked last night? It looks like he is still resting, meanwhile HOG is on the move. With a bit of luck, he might finish this evening.....
  14. I'm with you. I would also love to hear Percy's take on matters but as he's about to be a father he's focusing on the important stuff.
  15. Nacra 20 for sale, KTN.Nacra Inter 20 - boats - by owner - marine sale
  16. We did it for 25 years. not all the trips were that much. Except for the last 4 years, we fished on out own, without a guide because: 1. We were cheap 2. We preferred to fish on our own We generally did as well, & at times, better than the guided boats. However, as I got older, & the best fishing evolved into a 50 mile run, crossing Hakai Pass, which could get very rough on the way back, & the Lodge owner required a guide to go there, we had a guide the last 4 years. "Man's got to know his limitations" There isn't enough money available to pay me to go to a rock concert, or a mall. As mentioned, "To each his own"
  17. yeah can you go live?
  18. I did. Very cool. There's a stretch of highway outside of Milan, I recall, with an imperious Cimbali factory on one side, staring down the Faema equivalent on the other side of the road. I hope Italy joins the next Cup.
  19. I agree that it was stability. The big problem with a 'light' 12M was that the scantlings meant the hulls were already at minimum weight...lightening the boat meant the weight reduction had to come from reduced ballast, thus less stability, Australia II's keel design compensated for that with a lower CG. The lighter weight also was a bit of an advantage in maneuvering. IIRC, Liberty did OK in upwind speed... not much off the pace....seems to indicate there wasn't a big hydrodynamic advantage to A2's keel.
  20. Randy, i have some good friends who have done this route, as well as R2AK in reverse, as as part of their pacific rim circuit from Tasmania, including Cape Horn and up the east coast to Panama and them back across to Tasmania...... From what they tell me, it is very much as Norse Horse has described. Also hard to get spare parts and the squalls off the mountains can be more severe than BC so you would be lucky to do it non stop. My youngest son's partner and In laws are Chilean, so you never know, if I ever do R2AK, I may as well sail down and do your race as well if it gets off the ground. Rob
  21. Not exactly: “Obviously it was a road-rage incident. He was seen kicking the vehicle,” CHP Officer Josh Greengard told KNBC-TV.
  22. Seems so. This is a rather difficult "bar" to walk into right off the "sidewalk", and start having a conversation.
  23. Let me remind you that without high-minded principles,, WE are the bad guys. FB- Doug
  24. Google owns youtube, just as in the old media days one bought a size of page on a masthead or 10-60 second slots on tv, google can provide for a fee "SEO (search engine optimisation) to anyone or organisations for specific geographical zones.
  25. Kocher: Yes, I would agree. It's not a shape that would use. Even in a relatively heavy design, say D/L around 300, I try to keep the butts as flat as possible and push volume into the ends to control Cp. But I start with target numbers and play with hull form until I get them. My hull shapes are not artifacts of a geometry process. Each hull is an attempt not to leave any potential performance on the table, relative to the type obviously and make each hull better than the last. There is a clear line of evolution that runs through my work despite the wide variety of hull shapes I have produced. While the Estonian build 45' DE shares some features with the old Valiant 40 hull, it is a very different hull shape. You do learn a thing or two in 40 years.
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