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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. Sosoomii and monkeyman, I've got a D Zero and live/work in the Bath/Bristol area, currently a member of South Cerney SC. I'd be keen to sail D Zeros together too....
  2. sounds like he needs to start smoking and join the cool kids.... at the back of the bus. as I said, I've not sailed it on the salt, so it's just supposition, but I would love to give it go somewhere like Lyme Regis or something. He said you could sit almost off the back of the dzero and it still went nose in! Good luck trying it at Lyme - you will be on your own after half a season. Oh and he is way cooler and better sailor than the cool kids :-/ I test sailed the zero in very strong wind at Queen Mary SC (photos on Suntouched website). In a big gust while sailing downwind the nose was pushed down but the boat remained stable, kept moving and didn't submarine, unlike the RS300 I used to sail ;-). I have no experience of the Zero on the sea in waves though......
  3. ChuckLinn, re 'Probably best to let the topic drop - just trying to provide things for the developer / community to think about. ' in your last post. The D Zero is now in production (I have one :-)) and is a 'one design' so, apart from minor changes that the class rules might permit when published, 'development' is not something that I am expecting. If grab rails can offer a competitive advantage then I would be concerned about their introduction ;-) Btw I never used the grab rails when I sailed lasers and I haven't noticed their absence on the D zero (but I haven't capsized mine yet).
  4. Extra 1cm for droopy bum sounds good :-)
  5. Jimbo (I think), re your comment "production boat is going to have the boom raised slightly (3cm- so not much) and there will be a bit more freeboard- I guess a bot more volume too by association. I hope not too much though, it sits so nicely in the water as it is.". Are you sure about this? I sailed the boat last weekend and understood that the hull design is frozen for production?! The boom height was fine for me but I'm only 77kg and 1.8m.