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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. Did you bother to read the article before posting this or is English not your first language? Would you like to continue being snotty, or was your original post enough?
  2. Cecil the lion's brother Jericho shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwean park http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182428/Cecil-s-brother-Jericho-shot-dead-poachers-Zimbabwean-park.html
  3. The Minnesota Fair opens at the end of August, and once again it's time for "Everything-On-A-Stick." I only go once every 2/3 years, and only to sample the food. However, I think I'll be stopping by for some Bacon-On-A-Stick, and other goodies this year. The Minnesota Fair website already has a web page for the NEW Food items for 2015. http://www.mnstatefair.org/fun/new_food/index.html Among the new items are the following:Deep Fried Ribs, Kimchi 'n' Curry Poutine, Indi Frites, Shanghaied Henri's International Tacos, Sriracha Dog, Tikka On-a-Stikka, Mac & Cheese Cupcake, and many other interesting items.
  4. I think we might have mocked this before but it deserves another. Has that guy ever looked at the deck on any kind of fishing boat? They don't look like that. AFAIK they don't have big fin keels, either. That curved pilot house looks cool, but I wonder if he contemplated how to actually put glass in it. FB- Doug I like the look of that pilothouse myself. But get a look at where this baby is located (Williams, California). If you buy it you'll need to add the cost of overland transportation.
  5. Those dastardly people on D F G are up to their old tricks again. They'll do anything to keep investigators from finding out the truth. An emergency evacuation is under way on the south-eastern side of La Reunion island, where the World Heritage-listed volcano, Le Piton de la Fournaise has recorded unusual seismic activity. Scientists at island’s volcanic observatory, the OVPF, warned an eruption was “imminent and probable”. Up to 10 Malaysian aviation experts reportedly arrived at La Reunion yesterday morning only to be evacuated almost immediately. The volcano is situated south of Saint-André, where the plane debris was located. It is unclear how an impending eruption could affect the probe. However, volcanic ash clouds would have the potential to cause future air searches to be delayed indefinitely. A spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss told News.com.au that the minister had not yet been briefed on the situation. http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/mh370-investigators-evacuated-as-reunion-island-volcano-set-to-erupt/story-fnizu68q-1227464754936
  6. A serial number on aircraft wreckage recovered on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion confirms it came from a Boeing 777 http://www.france24.com/en/20150731-part-number-shows-plane-debris-boeing-777-malaysia-airlines-flight-mh370-reunion
  7. That was an interesting read... Thanks!
  8. believe it or not even in hunting there are rules. this lion was in a protected zone. (park) means he was not to be hunted. he was baited out of that park. (another words they knew which lion it was) he was not an aggresive animal. is there a reason he paid a farmer with land right next to that park so much to hunt there? think maybe he was gunning for that specific lion? this was essentially like going hunting in a petting zoo. you want to pay your money and go lion hunting? more power to you. get your ass out in the jungle and get on even terms with the lion and see how you do. (not you, the hunter) I do hunt, I like hunters, I do not like those who break the rules of hunting and in so doing make me look like an azz to the uneducated who don't realize that in hunting there are rules. we are certainly not all like this POS Exactly!
  9. From the Daily Sail http://www.thedailysail.com/offshore/15/68273/0/gitanas-flying-mod70?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+thedailysail-all+%28The+Daily+Sail+Feed+-+All+Articles%29 Josse lists the positive points of this second test phase: “During the winter refit, we revised the T-foil rudders that I used in the Route du Rhum. Modifications made to the blades' profile led to some symmetry issues, the direct result of which was a tendency to cavitate at speeds in excess of 35 knots. Basically, an air bubble formed on the profile making it unusable. We identified this flaw on our initial sea trials, and that was what was happening in the Tour de Belle-Ile, but the team has since revised this element and everything’s back on track. "That’s one of the successes of our second phase of development. On top of that, the sea trials have given us a chance to check our theoretical data relating to the different behaviour if it is fitted with an L-foil or a C-foil. For the time being, we’re keen to continue our investigations along the L-foil route. The appendage currently fitted to the port float will be revised this autumn so we can quickly switch up to a V2.” (Ie he was trying a different foil in each float...) On 11 May, Cyril Dardashti, Gitana’s Director announced the construction of a maxi-multihull. At that point, observers had a better understanding of the team’s logic over recent months, ie a systematic ramping-up of its activities. The results from the tests carried out on the foiling MOD70 have enabled Gitana’s architects and design team to operate on a large scale to validate the appendage configuration and systems they wish to install on Gitana’s future maxi-multihull. This is a distinct ‘luxury’ Sébastien Josse points out: “Practice is still a lot more worthwhile than theory and we’re incredibly lucky to be able to carry out our tests on what is almost a 1:1 scale. Not only does that enable us to save time when developing Gitana’s maxi-multihull, but it will also be an appreciable asset during the fine-tuning of the new giant.
  10. The ultimate Around the world single-handed in is taking place in 2019 http://www.letelegramme.fr/voile/ultimes-le-tour-du-monde-en-solitaire-en-2019-31-07-2015-10725160.php Created in December 2013, collective Ultim, formed Banque Populaire, Macif and Sodebo, shipowners continues its advances. A program loaded Program of races, between 2015 and 2020 looks intense. Some boats (Sodebo and Macif) will start the next Transat Jacques Vabre in 2015. The year 2016 should be that of all records for the entire fleet (Route de la Découverte, the North Atlantic Record, Marseilles - Carthage, Record around the Tower) In 2017, a transatlantic in the spring will precede a Solo trophy - in record mode - around the world by the three headlands at the start would be given in fleet. The year 2018 will be colored a major objective: that of the Route du Rhum to which the number of boats arrive at maturity. The vintage 2018 will also mark the official launch of the League Ultim, over four years. Finally, in 2019 will be launched the first round of the world, in the race and in fleet. This round the world, awaited by all of the players in the offshore race, raises number of ambitions and projects. The collective conducted multiple exchanges with territorial communities and promoters for 16 months. The final selection of the community who would host the first edition of this world tour will be announced next fall, in Paris. Note: Team Gitana is also planning a new G-Class trimaran http://www.gitana-team.com/en/event.news.aspx?eventid=97&newsid=1118
  11. Zimbabwe calls Twin Cities man a poacher, wants him extradited http://www.startribune.com/zimbabwe-calls-twin-cities-man-a-poacher-wants-him-extradited/320287001/ There is also an embeded video in the link with Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe's Environment, Water and Climate Minister.
  12. Fixed it for you Paul. As for your statement on his guides. All three of them saw and destroyed the GPS collar that was on the lion to try and cover their tracks. The knew quite well what they were doing. Dr. Palmer is in no way innocent in this event. Actually, this is the second time in two years he's been involved in poaching. The first time was in 2013 in Wisconsin. I can't stand this guy and I'm a former hunter.
  13. A comment from a reader on the Minneapolis Star Tribune website on this story
  14. The MACIF Ultime trimaran is being launched on August 18th. "August 18, the #trimaranMACIF will leave the shipyard CDK Keroman (Lorient) to discover its natural element." "After more than 18 months of meticulous preparation, it is with emotion that François Gabart and his team will proceed with the launching of this 100-foot trimaran built for the greatest ocean challenges." http://www.macifcourseaularge.com/actualites/mise-%C3%A0-leau-du-trimaranmacif-tenez-vous-pr%C3%AAts
  15. U.S. wildlife authorities announced an investigation Thursday into the killing of a Cecil, a prized lion in Zimbabwe, and also revealed that they have been unable to contact Dr. Walter Palmer, the Twin Cities big-game hunter and dentist who participated in the fatal hunt. “The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the killing of ‘Cecil the lion,’ ” said Edward Grace, the agency’s deputy chief of law enforcement. “That investigation will take us wherever the facts lead.” Grace also acknowledged that “at this point in time … multiple efforts to contact Dr. Walter Palmer have been unsuccessful. We ask that Dr. Palmer or his representative contact us immediately.” The Star Tribune reached Palmer by telephone Wednesday and requested an interview. He said he was “meeting with my team” and declined to say more. Until this announcement, the USFWS and the U.S. Justice Department had said they would merely be assisting Zimbabwe authorities in their investigation into Cecil’s death. http://www.startribune.com/u-s-now-investigating-cecil-s-killing-is-looking-for-twin-cities-dentist/320076361