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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. Response times could be figured fairly accurately by most people with a bit of time. What hasn't been considered here is what do you do with that response time. And whom this election is going to make those choices. Drumph will not believe his buddy would bomb him, unless he bilks the friends of Putin of the millions he owes. Maybe this is the real reason drumph is seeking the office. He needs protection.
  2. I have never followed an American election in such depth. I have been lurking in pa for more than a year, sometimes laughing out loud, but mostly with a grim foreboding of what may come, until just a few days ago. One of these two unworthy people will be your next leader, I'm afraid, I despise both of them. For Clinton, the Canadian blood scandal. Trump for being a wreched human being.
  3. I will be the end user, not programing. Will I be able to survey data points directly after the files are produced, in other words, use as a means to check embed plates, bolt patterns,ect? Will this be a tool I can check lay out points?
  4. Anybody used one of these? I may need one for an up coming job, and would like to know if they are difficult to use.
  5. Not according to the yard guy, a local boat, just a moment of inatention. Not drunk either. Hit the island.
  6. Was he trying to cut between the big rocks and the shore when he hit?
  7. Saw a 45 ft power boat hauled up at race rocks 2 years ago to repair a grounding at speed, just outside the entrance, his twin props had this weird clear rubberized coating on bronze, anyone know what it is?
  8. This reminds me of a true crime novel I read years ago, same author of the Manson murders, the woman figured out how to use a sextant to reach an anchorage in the middle of the south pacific so her husband could murder a cruising couple. Creeeepeeee
  9. Her tits are deflated?Rimas can't be picky. I don't see a woman spending more than 10 minutes on that boat without saying get me the hell outta here.The only woman that can stand being on that boat is Rimas's female counterpart....homeless, panhandler, simple-minded, and completely lacking any seamanship skills. Such a female would probably find it a lifestyle upgrade, like Rimas.I checked out Maria's fb profile. Lots of pictures of her sailing on 24 to 30 ft boats. I suspect she has more skilz than the admiral. She lives in buenos aries. Not sure if she could go to hawaii. No public reply to her on fb, but im sure hes sending her private messages. Hey , shes offered to share expenses. Rimas has a gf whos got some $$!She likely undrrestimates the state of the boat, perhaps thinking it just needs a cleaning. If she has any experience at all, she'll take one look and realize the boat needs a significant amount of repairs and refitting to be reasonably comfortable and seaworthy. She'll have to do all the work, and pay all the bills naturally. At sea, she'll quickly tire of Rimas's lazy ass Kon-Tiki drifting, so the bulk of the sailing and navigation will fall on her....plus cooking, cleaning, and maintenance. IOW, she'll quickly figure out Rimas is a lazy freeloader.
  10. I take it you're reading comprehension skills are sub standard ncl. I did, in fact, tell this man, to his face, I was not happy. Twice. With tact, as well, hence the much better service when returning a few items. Not on an anonymous forum, such as yourself. It is you that needs to grow a pair.
  11. So some of the stuff I purchased in the first post needed to be returned, so back to the store I go. The counter man saw me standing at the check out, and came over to help me, and acknowledged and apologized. Asked what was I looking for the first time, got that for me and gave me a discount to boot. Not bad at all.
  12. I had decent service from the other guys, its just this prick that irks me....
  13. So I go into this store and buy a few hundred bucks of shit, snap shackles ect. I also want an extension on an airmar transducer, another hundred bucks or so I figure. This prick behind the electronics counter tells me AGAIN, LIKE THE LAST TIME, he is too busy to help me. He has no one else in front of him. I think he is the owners son, or some sort of relative, for whatever that means. I have been interested in buying other electronics several times before from this store, only to be rebuffed by this guy. After I paid for the other crap I wanted I said to this prick 'you lost my sale again'. Fuck me, I should have dumped it all on his desk and walked out. Third time this dink has done this. I wish there was another place to spend my money. Vancouver store. Asshole.
  14. Have the top cut to desired size, then rout from the bottom, just shy of the top veneer, and them edge. Otherwise you will see the edge, even using thin veneer tape.