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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. A place to discuss the technical aspects of their design and construction, as well as the exploits of origami boats directly with their builders/owners.
  2. Your boat's ass looks a lot narrower at 45 degrees.
  3. If you really want to see some hard core Ugly American shit, check out the latest ep of Sailing Zatara.
  4. There are lots of good reasons why you wouldn't want corrections done at the transducer. It's a feature, not a bug.
  5. Does that smiley mean it starts with 77 too?
  6. Might be a good idea to get your wife and kids out on a planing boat under planing conditions before buying a planing boat.
  7. One of the greats. RIP.
  8. The penny dropped for me when he said C&C 61. There should be a user name glossary.
  9. As a clueless diving noob, can someone fill me in on why low volume masks are better? I can see how if it's a mask you're breathing into you wouldn't want a lot of dead volume reducing your oxygen exchange with each breath but what if it's a conventional mask that you're not breathing through?
  10. Yeah, but it's authentic hipster crap.
  11. The Kiwis are way ahead of you.
  12. TMI, Snaggs.
  13. A worn timing chain is a Bad Thing on a gas engine but at least it'll run okay for a long time, albeit with reduced power. The same amount of wear will fuck a diesel far more thoroughly and far faster.
  14. Yup, great flick. It was a bit of a sleeper when it came out and hasn't gotten it's due since.
  15. She looks like fun.
  16. Yes, but not as nasty as the ones on a new boat.
  17. You have to accept talking apes before you buy the ticket. After that it's game-on.
  18. I think that rhythm is a lot like a three hour watch schedule on passage.
  19. Reviews: Apes - needed a good editor, would've been much stronger if 45 minutes shorter. Also, 400lb Gorillas on galloping horses? Nope. Spiders - entertaining. One of the better Marvels I've seen. NB - The trailer for Black Panther was interesting and didn't give the story away, I'll probably see that with the kids too. Disclaimer - I tend to sleep through most superhero/blockbuster movies.
  20. To Dab's point, miles made good matters point to point. If you're choosing between multiple routes between two points, flatter will get you there with fewer road miles. The most efficient mile is no mile at all.
  21. For a given speed, rolling resistance will be the same going up and down as going flat. Likewise, air resistance will be the same up and down as going flat. After that it's all engine efficiency. Most engines are less efficient under a heavy load than a low load and the curve is nonlinear, so you'll likely give up net efficiency working it hard on the way up and then letting it idle on the way down. Another factor: miles/gallon of road is different than miles made good per gallon. Going over a hill decreases miles made good.
  22. Mildew notwithstanding, you're obviously taking great care of her. I've admired the C&C61 Koh I Noor up close in Roche harbor, she's beautiful from every angle.
  23. We're in full blockbuster mode today. Apes at 1:10pm, spiders at 7pm.