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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

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. app is fucked for me too... what a bunch of idiot cunts these people are. i fucking paid up... i went with the legit way they asked me to watch for my country (Canada) and they've fucked me over.
  2. In a world where flight time is king, an easy to understand penalty could be you gotta dunk both hulls.
  3. I'ma say estarzinger for the work and detail put into the incredible Rope/knot/splice load testing thread
  4. not so fast. paid by credit card. the card company will charge back the vendor if the cardholder says the product is not as represented and the onus is on the vendor to prove otherwise. if they dont get their shit together before the finals ill be getting my money back... not worried about that. just wish the fucking thing would work. i'm their dream client... someone who's both interested in the cup and who's not interested in pissing around with torrents or some geo-fake workaround, etc. i just want to pay and watch. i pay for my World Superbike and MotoGP subscriptions, but their websites actually let me watch the race! the inability to create a functional app, or to successfully provide service for a fee to a warm market is shocking in this day and age... whoever is running the revenue and technology parts of the AC business are a bunch of ass clowns.
  5. was anyone who paid for the content able to watch today? i was down at my boat today and came back after racing assuming i'd be able to stream the days races but apparently not. did the live part work?
  6. does anyone know if you can watch races after they're completed on the stupid fucking useless piece of shit app? or did i pay only to be able to access the content live (ie. when i'm busy doing other stuff like sailing)...
  7. another way would be to flip the script... get a snatch block with a fixed head and shackle it onto the tack of the sail and then introduce the tack line into the block when you want to use it. then when the sail is put away you don't have a block flopping around on your pole.
  8. i think he's suggesting that if you used a tapered tack line with a bare dyneema eye splice in the end that it would be able to flow through some of the other non twising solutions such as the wichard 2:1 halyard shackle shown a few posts back.
  9. are you getting the 2:1 by using the hole in the block as a becket? or does the tackline dead end somewhere else...
  10. a guy I knew's wife wanted to try sailing...he ran a line from the cockpit over the deck, into the foredeck hatch, back through the cabin and tied it to itself so it was an endless loop. took the wife sailing and periodically told her to 'pull the line as fast as you can'... eventually she figured it out he's no longer married
  11. See you down there!
  12. ya a bunch of us chartered a J120 called Sunset... we did the 2013 edition also, but thought the 50th anniversary would be a good time to come back! Antigua isn't as technical as you might hope so cash will definitely help... market vendors won't have credit card machines for instance, plus a lot of the events associated with the week are 'pop up' type things that are pretty casual. obviously sit down restaurants and hotels and whatnot will take plastic, but that's often not where the fun is
  13. bring sunscreen... drink lots of water... local beer is Wadadli Pigeon beach is worth the walk to get to, then if you go even further there's another beach with better snorkeling USD works, but East Caribbean Dollars are more convenient... there's an ATM at Nelson's Dockyard that spits out EC. see you down there!
  14. if the spacing magically happens to be the same as Harken/Ronstan cam cleats then you could just put one of their spacers in, either angled or not... http://www.harken.com/productdetail.aspx?id=4362&taxid=392
  15. well if it's just an issue of fiber discontinuity then maybe it'll be ok given that the holes more or less line up vertically... i don't think i'm actually going to interrupt the skin much more than it already is in that plane... What do all y'all think?