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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. I like the Zhik's. I slipped and broke my ankle on an offshore race, and was determined to get the grippiest boat shoe when I got back on the boat. Sat in a shop and tried on a good selection of shoes before settling on the Zhiks. I think that they would be a cold shoe when damp though so it might depend on the climate you're sailing in.
  2. So I had a look at it, and can't figure out what it does. I'd read the manual, but there isn't one.
  3. Hi Bob. When you see Laurie Davidson, tell him that we are loving one of his designs. My 'new to sailing' crew wanted to try offshore racing so I bought a Cavalier 350SL (Davidson 35). I love this boat. :-) She's comfy at sea, and we have pushed her as hard as you can push a 20yo boat, but we always feel safe and have a ball. Love his work. Sorry for being off topic but, when someone has achieved I think that we should take every chance to pat them on the back. Back to normal programming ,,,,,,
  4. Wasn't Strider a dog? Good name for a dog of a boat I s'pose.
  5. My first Fireball was called 'Dazed and Confused'(Led Zeppelin). It fitted! Still does to be honest. Then my sportsboat was 'No Quarter'. Zeppelin made great songs for boat names.
  6. Yes the site is up. We can make more purchases. Just not check on the status of our orders or get a response to enquiries about pending delivery. If there is an issue with the business, communicate it to customers. I ended up having the bank refund my card. Still no communication from Yachtworks. I feel,,,,,,,, violated! My trust in shopping on line has been broken. Wait. I'm over it already! But I won't be going back to Yachtworks, or anybody I know is affiliated with them. FS
  7. Yes the site is up. We can make more purchases. Just not check on the status of our orders or get a response to enquiries about pending delivery. If there is an issue with the business, communicate it to customers.
  8. Thanks for everyone's replies. Facebook post left on the yachtworks page. I noticed there that their mission statement reads 'Established in September 2010, the team at Yachtworks are determined to provide quality products and advice, all in a timely manner.' Good intentions. I wonder where it all went wrong. Hopefully I'll be able to post with good news soon. FS
  9. So it's just the way that they do business?!!! How long do I wait before taking action through a third party? Maybe I'll give them another week, A single response to my enquiries, stating that delivery has been delayed, would go a long way. FS
  10. I'm also having a bit of an issue with Yachtworks. I purchased a pair of deck shoes on Feb 14th. Payment was taken from my credit card on 17th February but the purchase still hasn't arrived. I have made several attempts to contact Yachtworks: 3-4 attempts of return emails to the address the invoice/receipt was sent from. No reply, but their website was down for some time, so maybe the email was too; Numerous phone calls that were not answered. I left a message each time asking them to call me regarding my purchase. One phone call was answered about 2 weeks ago, with the person telling me to text my order number to him and he would get back to me. I did that and received no response. Every other call, and many following text messages have gone unanswered; The website came back up last week, and I used the 'Contact Us' page to email them again, about my purchase, and lack of delivery. Still no response after 2-3 days. It's not just the very late delivery, from a 'store' only 5-60km away, but the complete lack of communication effort on Yachtworks part. Strangely, my daughter bought something from the store at the same time as me. Her purchase arrived 3 days later. Apart from 'Next Level', has anyone else done business with Yachtworks in the last month? I am beginning to wonder if I will ever see my purchase, or money back. Perhaps someone has some inside information that I'm not aware of? FS
  11. You should be ok, but will probably bump the bottom in places. We went in and out on the weekend before Australia Day and skipped over a few high spots on the way out (middle of the tide in the channel). We draw 2.15m. One the way back in though, the boat bottomed out enough to knock over one of the crew and crack a couple of ribs. His hands were full of tinnys at the time though! The worst spot was, again, just past the marina/Marine Rescue at the entrance to Swan Bay. The bottom of the channel seemed to be made of waves of sand 0.6m high, so the depth would go from 0.6 to 0 in a second. That was just after dredging though so it should have flattened out by now. High tide will be your friend (the channel's about 2.5 hrs after Swansea). You should be ok then unless it's changed much in the last couple of weeks.
  12. scoz, did you dns the old? I'm ashamed to say I did. I called it off at 5.30 that morning, and spent the rest of the weekend sulking, giving everyone around me the shits, and vowing never to do it again. I have a soft penis I know Ashamed.
  13. If you're going to allow off the beach boats, include them in the NOR & SI. The comittee left itself wide open for protest this year, and if there was an accident .......... Its all very well to say that they had their own support boat, but there were 3 dinghys all a bit of a distance apart eh? That said, it would be an epic 'off the beach' race if you could organise it. But not just for a select few. Agree with BS too, it would be nice to have approx co-ords of the marks at the briefing. More advertising, starting now, but word is spreading .....
  14. Excellent HCW. That'll add to the colour of the event. But do skiffs make Cat 7? Or can off the beach boats race too?