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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. This thread has reminded me I need to install those dual carbon monoxide/smoke alarms I bought ages ago for the aft cabins.
  2. NCYC are dreaming. Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club has been and will always be behind a go north race in the New Year...jared you are now in the running for the most nonsensical post of the year award....post more shit like this one and you may even nudge ahead of Brent Swain as a odds on favourite.
  3. Thanks Nick for clarifying...and good to see you VOR guys at the coal face follow the shit here...then again there are some pearls posted here though.
  4. Pretty good actually Mad..like I haven't ever woken up with a condom hanging out of my arse...how about you???
  5. Rup that is a very cool workaround. I did something similiar with a fold out transom platform so I could remotely close it up from the dingy before taking off and opening it on return. Leaving it open when boat was unattended I figured was a bit too inviting to the unscrupulous. You can do similiar things like taking anchor switches back to the wheel without the pain of wiring though the length of the boat etc. Your workaround made me think of Raymarine's old wired AP remotes. They were pretty sophisticated in that they tapped straight into the data backbone to communicate with the course computer. Your workaround wouldn't work with this setup.
  6. Terry I'm starting to think that maybe you are as lost as they all were in their canoes ...but your the one with the GPS...I'm confused...some sheep speak Spanish in NZ and some only Cantonese...and then some sheep speak both. Very weird....like who taught them things like Rugby and and to pray on the alter of Grant Dalton, or to sit at home, watch TV and get paid? I detect holes in your theory.
  7. That is a proprietary Brent Swain fitting...only he knows how it works and what it is made of ...but be assured it will crush reefs, glaciers, mountains etc before it fails.
  8. Clean what is the colour of the sky in your world???
  9. Fuck off SailLightMiller & ITakeItUp theArseBeerGuy..how dare you take the piss out of the Wood.. decrepit as he is....you need to find your station here and then take a big breath before even posting on this forum..my current observation is you don't understand that protocol, let alone having the smarts to say anything meaningful ...you are on thin ice son.
  10. You the OP and the idiots who have contributed to this useless thread here may actually learn something if you venture further afield and actually learn. For instance this recent thread on SA and many preceding it.
  11. LB that's not his tie...you seen a uncircumsised tie as good as that for god's sake??? get with the program LB.
  12. Mmmm..LB is on to it.... the world has changed..why wasn't I told..I'm still chasing skinny ones who smoke and drink, can cook up a storm and hate condoms...maybe thats why I ended up in Asia...and it wasn't the cheap beer, grand anchorages, interesting culture and diving??
  13. Dick & Dunc (your guys thought about having a TV show) please correct me if I'm wrong but JK's V70's didn't have that tilt..yet current owners of V70's have toyed around with that to keep up with modern canter thinking???
  14. Truly sorry Joak...but I've religiously replied to your go everywhere posts and given you a lot of slack in your understanding of the insurance issue attached to Sails example, but unfortunately you are now a "Cliffy"...sorry about that, I'm sure you meant well with what intelligence you have. PS LB has the patent on one being classified a "Cliffy" so please don't blame me for the tag.
  15. Woody has some out of date girl issues happening..so please don't encourage him, even though Trumpy has appointed him Chief of Staff to Find Randy Pussy. Yeah new West Wing nameplate on the door.. COSTFRP. I think America may have a few problems in the leadership department.