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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.

B.J. Porter

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  1. So you are suggesting modifying the app source code to develop the function? The issue is NOT writing the code to add the name history - that exists and works fine. In fact, it seems to have been re-added into the software in a recent patch. The issue is disposing of the history for the handful of people that shouldn't have it shown when the forum upgrade took place. When you have no name changes, you have no history records. When you change your name, a record is added. A small group of people had to changer their names when the upgrade happened because the board reverted everyone to their original login names instead of Display Names. Some people used personally identifiable login names, but never used them as Display Names. So the history for that small handful of people has a record that we don't ever want to show. If you delete the first name change history record for everyone that made their first Display Name change ever in the two weeks following the upgrade, that history we don't want to show won't be there. Take a close look at the profile page.
  2. Somebody has been picking up the wrong bottle again. Well yes, Thorazine is not spelled J-O-H-N-N-Y W-A-L-K-E-R. This is true. Really should check labels twice before self medicating.
  3. The SQL is trivial and could be written in minutes if I had a copy of the data diagram to refer to. Taking responsibility for running a DELETE query against a live database is a completely different kettle of fish.
  4. Please no. I think I need a tetanus booster just from looking at the pictures.
  5. Not too bright, are you? Bald, bitter and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
  6. Oooh...forgot the JB Weld. Pulled my ass out of the fire when the transmission oil cooler on the engine sprang a leak between Tahiti and New Zealand.
  7. I suspect someone with no sailing experience is much easier to relate to for the average shorebound dreamer than someone who is efficient and competent. They can see themselves there making the same mistakes and surviving with a shrug and a good laugh about it. Also...by the time you have lots of experience sailing, you're older. Hot twenty & early thirty-somethings sell better with skin than us old farts.
  8. Ew. Thank you for the image from your spank bank. We really don't want to know what you get up to alone in the dark.
  9. Not that I'm aware of.
  10. Oops. Teach him that water makes it worse--he must know that by now. It was all very sudden...but yeah, a nice hunk of baguette probably would have done him better.
  11. When my youngest lad (who you met BJ) was about 4 he picked up the tabasco bottle and had a good swig. I wish we had video in our phones back then. As I wish I'd had the video on when my son picked up one of those tiny peppers we got in the market in Noumea last summer and chewed on it before I had a chance to warn him not to. He was squeezing the sides of a 1.5L bottle of water into his mouth because gravity wasn't getting it done fast enough...
  12. Why you mods tolerate a sock puppet shit posting just amazes me. Who do you mean by "you", Kemosabe?
  13. I've got a bit of both. My boat is built in metric, but as soon as you start DOING things to a boat with non-Euro parts (toilets, pumps, etc.) that all metric goes out the window.
  14. Years ago when I was taking marine systems classes at a local vo-tech, I has access to DEEP discounts on Snap-On, Matco and a few other brands. Student pricing - sometimes 60-70% off or more as those companies were basically handing out quality tools like a crack dealer in front of a school getting the kids hooked on the good stuff. I deeply regret to this day not spending several thousand more dollars that I did on them back then. They also had all Snap-ons in the tool crib, which made you notice the difference.
  15. Our "Not Invented Here" syndrome is much too great, as I have to explain every time I SIGN a credit card receipt in Australia instead of "waving" it or using a PIN.
  16. Who was dropped, Trump or the Thorazine Special? Maybe both, but definitely Wanking Dud. One only hopes getting dropped on his head knocked some of the paint chips out of his mouth at least once or twice.
  17. That's a nice summary of what I've been pounding my head on the internet to learn over the last two weeks... I'm planning to keep a 12V AGM start & house battery BTW.
  18. I'd never see a Robertson screw until I got to NZ.
  19. I'm finally starting to understand how you became a Trump supporter. I believe he was dropped on his head as a child. Repeatedly. It would explain a lot.
  20. Screw Grab is basically "bottled friction". You put a drop on the head of the recalcitrant screw or the top of the screwdriver, and the screwdriver gets a whole lot more grip on the screw and it usually comes out. If you think it might strip, put a drop in there and it usually avoids it. If it's started to strip, it can still get a grip. It used to be something sold in airplane circles - the first time I ordered it I bought it from an aviation web site; I forget where I heard about it. Now you can get it on Amazon.
  21. And here I thought it was just sludge left over at the bottom of the tank when they emptied out all the beer that just finished fermenting.
  22. While quality screwdrivers are a must and do reduce head stripping...some times you need this stuff. It works.
  23. We are going to need some more detailed footage of the puppies. Right of passage. And trust me, this is not your audience mate. The proliferation of all these "Sailing XYZ" boob-teaser Vlogs is just stunning. I'm amazed how much the land bound will shell out to live vicariously. I fell I've sorely missed the boat there to help subsidize my Lithium habits, but I fear any sailing Vlog I'd make would end up looking like this Shakira Parody video.
  24. I know...I just have to take the time to special order one. We hardly ever used it do it's not a priority so it keeps getting forgotten...
  25. Propane torches are for the patient. I carry a MAP torch...WAY faster heating stuck things up. Heat gun is high on the list of things I use way more than expected.