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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. You cast aspersions freely without a shred of truth, claiming to be here only to discuss boats (another lie), while spending more time and energy than anyone else speculating disparagingly about the personal issues and motivations of people you've never met. To hell with you.
  2. You are drooling again, Brutal Bob. Spewing pics of your boats in a contest with Brent Swain, both of you pissing to windward with the usual consequences, looking like fools. It's not that I object to confronting assholes, I'm all for that. Repeating yourself almost every day for years, though, in a futile effort to assert your absolute dominance over someone else's life...? That is truly fucking wacko, man. Your own words and actions in this style, to Brent or to anyone else, have already damaged your reputation far more than BS's ravings ever will. Get a clue.
  3. I don't accept your premise that his outbursts require any response at all. This place is full of obnoxious fools spouting malicious crap. They aren't all worthy of a reply or even the time to read them. Many of the most vicious are the same jerks who claim to be saving the world from Brent Swain. In actual fact, as they readily admit, they do it for pleasure. That is a defective and violent world view, mentally, morally and spiritually. Disappointed that you even have to ask this question.
  4. Aye, Russell, very well said. I heartily agree. This cowardly, self-righteous bullshit is nothing more than bloodsport, and not confined to this thread. Off the deep end dude!? So far the mark, take it to PA. If that were the gold standard around here, Perry himself would be long gone.
  5. Untwist your knickers, B.J., it was phrased as a question with a missing "?". If you're going to start acting like a righteous moderator, you better apply the same standards all around this mud hole, where the shit flies in all directions, including slander from you. Try a little harder to maintain the pretense of objectivity, though it's tough when you are part of the fracas yourself. For more than a year now, Perry and so many others, including you, have been coming here for the "sport" of relentlessly mocking and provoking Brent Swain. Yeah, he swings wildly sometimes defending himself, what do you expect? Whisper called this one correctly:
  6. Answer: the fool who competes with him.
  7. Not that narrow. 53.5' / 12.5' = 4.28 L/B ratio P.S. That's 1000 HP per engine - 2000 HP total! http://www.cat.com/en_US/products/new/power-systems/marine-power-systems/high-performance-propulsion-engines/1000015300.html
  8. Bullshit Whisper, there is nothing funny at all about being a target of Perry's hostility. His world view needs a lightning rod, through which he can discharge whatever the fuck is truly, deeply at the root of his insecurity and defensiveness. I will not miss him.
  9. Perry is the reason that people follow that thread, not Brent Swain. If Perry stopped, the thread would die. The issue of defending family and character was settled long ago. I've never seen "bloodthirsty" from you, valis, no. By the way, Perry is very adept and inclined toward personal attacks himself. I don't know how I got in his crosshairs, other than not paying him sufficient homage, but once I did, my enjoyment of this forum dropped substantially. I tried to make peace with an email but Perry didn't respond and then lied about it later, which shocked me. He doesn't seem to realize that part of his legacy will be the way he has behaved on Internet forums, including his bizarre self-comparisons to Beethoven and Wagner. So clueless and weird...
  10. How about trying to tow the boat with the boards up? And then with the rudder removed?
  11. The only reason the ridiculous Origami thread has continued (10,000+ posts) is Bob Perry. His defensive (yet vicious) grandiosity is so very weird. To participate at this point requires the same bloodthirsty enthusiasm as the sick fucks who enjoy MMA.
  12. That book is one of my all time favorite sailing stories. I happened to watch the 1946 movie version w/ Alan Ladd on YouTube the other day and was severely disappointed. It is absolutely nothing like the book, with its rich detail of early California life. Skip the old movie! The story really deserves a remake.
  13. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4277
  14. http://www.yachtcontroller.com/dual-band http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/features/tech/joystick-systems/joystick-simplicity-for-regular-boats/