TheUltimateSockPuppet

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  1. TheUltimateSockPuppet

    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    Ok so it’s time to come clean. Many people are wondering who I am, both on Sailing Anarchy and Facebook. Lately a few people have been taking wild guesses but the truth is they are all a long way from the truth. Given that some are courting libel against people who I’m not I thought the experiment has gone far enough. I’ve followed SA a bit in the past because I enjoyed sailing (not enough time and too expensive for uni students) but have not had a forum profile until now. my name is David and I am a university student writing a paper on trolls and how they can influence social media, I’m not a member of any yacht club although I did team race a few years ago and my father is. I picked a couple of threads on SA that I knew a little about, read them did some research and created what I though was the most obvious troll name in history - apparently not. as well as trolling sailing anarchy I set up a Facebook account and despite the fact Facebook made me change my name from theultimate sockpuppet to Jock McSock in under a month I picked up in excess of 500 friends - none of whom I actually know!!!!! i found a closed members group and asked to join - accepted so I tried numerous others - all accepted!!!!!! amongst my ‘friends’ are yacht club flag officers, high profile sailors, lawyers, accountants, politicians (let’s face it they friend anybody) and others from across the world. So what have I proved 1. Anybody with an axe to grind can have a voice on social media even if they aren’t directly involved 2. Many people will ‘friend’ someone even when they have no idea who they actually are 3. You only have to pretend you know someone for them to share information with you 4. Being a troll is actually harder than it looks 5. Now that my assignment is finished I’ve got better things to do with my time.... Sock OUT!!!!
  2. TheUltimateSockPuppet

    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    Slap slap for the sake of clarity only the flags and other board members are directors of the company therefore they are the only ones who can make decisions for the company @LB 15 could confirm this. Most yacht club committees provide advisory advice only through the chair to the board. I presume that @jack_sparrow is referring to the rumble in Rocky of which I’m not across exactly what happened or who exactly was involved so can’t comment.
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    LONQR

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    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    This is serious shit, the British government is just a joke
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    When Kangaroos attack

    https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/bikini-girls-in-kangaroo-attack-at-notorious-candy-shop-mansion-on-the-gold-coast/news-story/efe89757590e6293d8da30367729ed9a
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    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    Slap slap directors are not employees. for/at I think you refer to someone who owns their own business that is located on club grounds and is engaged by the club as a contractor - so no not an employee
  7. TheUltimateSockPuppet

    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    I guess the statement about lawyering up begs the question why?
  8. TheUltimateSockPuppet

    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    I agree with what you’re saying but it’s my contention that we have a set of rules for everybody, big club or small. The RRS clearly defines conflict of interest in the definitions. Maybe he should have stepped aside from the panel but it’s only an issue here because there was some perception / misinformation that he was on the panel. And no RQ isn’t a small club but irrespective it always seems to be a small group of people in any club that do the work.
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    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    Not sure why that becomes an automatic conflict of interest, unless he doesn’t excuse himself from hearings involving committee members. There has to be some consistency in this after all at smaller clubs I’ve been involved at it has not been unusual for committee members and flag officers to be on protest panels as there sometimes isn’t anybody else.
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    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    Ok I think I know why the confusion. The date on the published finding is a month out, the only hearing was 23 January. Pity that the IJ chair of the panel doesn’t correct that. Then again there are numerous typo’s etc right through the findings. I agree too that it’s normal practice to list Protestor, Protestee, witnesses and the panel members in any published finding. Noting that an IJ chaired the hearing and the other panel members were experienced sailors I think we can rule the Commodore out as a member of the panel.
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    Joke

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    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    Slap Slap Perhaps you can elaborate on what you heard as to why you think there were two hearings.
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    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    That’s what I thought. Is the confusion caused by incorrect dates on the findings or something else?
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    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    Oh I didn’t know there were two hearings.
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    What happened to the Queensland Catamaran collision thread

    I believe that the current Commodore is chair of the RQ protest panel but was NOT on the panel that heard the protest. Chair was one of 3 IJ’s at RQ, other panel members were experienced sailors.