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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 disagree. Besides people bringing his name up the whole time he was gone, I feel the thread was better off. If his absence was given a few more weeks, his name would have likely been vented out completely as it has been with other unmentionables in the past. He's the biggest distraction from any real discussion or exchange of ideas I've ever seen on SA. It's already chaos in here without him. Just my opinion.
  2. I hope they're being shipped to Hawaii for the delivery back, presuming Comanche is not being shipped.
  3. Fast. At 150+ feet it would be extremely fast.
  4. +1 Incredible job by Loick and the Mighty Merloe team. Fantastic!
  5. Arkema came in 150-200 kg overweight. That's a lot.
  6. Looks like he's having fun out there. Protection is fast.
  7. Christ, is Andrea Mura going to take the Gulf of St. Lawrence route! This is pretty fun to watch.
  8. "Flame Suit" is actually a really good name for a Proa. Start there.
  9. <blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="hobot" data-cid="5719443" data-time="1492881119"><p><blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="SCANAS" data-cid="5719027" data-time="1492836128"><p>
  10. Dfl1010, thank you so much for posting those links.
  11. According to your 2 ponds 1 pebble web site on the top of the left banner there is the kickstarter logo and it says "Kickstarter campaign begins in late Summer ’16". Hopefully you are more attentive to your sailing than you are to the truth or your own website. So sorry your estimated transit time is a state secret. That embarrassing is it? It is a simple question you are ducking though. Would a monohull beat your proa? Would an IMOCA be faster? You seem to be saying the only reason you picked a proa is that they are cheap, and not because they are faster or safer. Reid Stowe would be proud. So I take it you won't be supporting my sailing project?
  12. LMI, you're a troll, but here we go: Please share my Kickstarter page if there is one, because I've never seen it. Gitana 13 is a catamaran. The mainsail for an Imoca costs more than my entire boat, and going Imoca was never even kind of in my budget. Doing a lot with a little is a theme of my project and I'm proud of it. I've sailed jzerro 1,400 miles at an average of 10.5 knots ranging from a day of heavy air upwind to a day of light air reaching and the rest, medium winds reaching and running. It was a nice little cross section and I'm hoping will be useful for my upcoming voyage. I'd never tell your ass what I my record estimation is though. The F32 is a fantastic boat, but based on your observations I'm guessing you don't race on one. It would be fun to hear why you think it's safer than jzerro though especially since you've probably never sailed either boat. So here you are, an anonymous , presumably sober, sailor who's attacking myself and others who post here using their real names. Not a great way to be taken seriously. At least try to be funnier if all your doing is taking the piss out of us. Better yet, post your resume. Based on the balls it takes to post like you have, it must be amazing!
  13. Rob, I sent you a Skype request yesterday, on Skype, not email.
  14. Well I'm not doing it for no return. I don't even have a crowd sourcing page up. I will, but only for people who want to see a show. Why should I put on a show for free? It's hard enough as is. Truthfully, I'm surprised to see more than five people actually read this stupid thread. But basically LMI, yeah you're right.
  15. Juggleandhope, nice post and great link. Pretty much sums it up.