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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. He specializes in senseless random acts. Period.
  2. Thank you for this, SWL. I also prefer the button knot and Allene's noose.
  3. I agree that scrubbing the tank is the best option if you have access to the tank. That is what I do. Good professional fuel polishers use high pressure nozzles to knock loose stuff off the tank sides/bottom. Depending on access and baffle configuration, that can be effective, but only second best. An onboard polishing system can be run when seas are rough and crap is being suspended in the fuel. That can remove much of it before the primary and secondary filters clog. Third best. Worst: All the suspended crap shuts off your fuel supply in Seymour Narrows/Wrangle Narrows/Sergius Narrows.
  4. If it's an 80's boat, the HIN should be on the starboard side of the transom. First three letters are the manufacturer's code. Look it up.
  5. Rick Booze is busy paddling and peddling his douche canoes around fb. The fact that this thread even exists pretty much validates the Origami and other Brent correction threads. "Ignore Brent" is the mantra, yet nobody seems able to ignore those who choose to engage in the Whack-a-Mole tournaments. It's just another layer of silliness adorning the swarm of flies buzzing the turd on the mudflat.
  6. Tell me more. Never heard of it!
  7. I'll be greeting the Transpac fleet in a few weeks. I'll be sure to take selfies on every Brent Boat as they arrive. Hopefully I can get that out of the way before those slow multis arrive--I need my sleep.
  8. Those are BS's prey. Someone needs to do the public service to ward them off.
  9. Maaan, that's one beautiful boat! I would LOVE to have that boat. In a smelter.
  10. Sorry, I almost thought you were serious. My sarcasm detector is on the fritz today.
  11. Hecate Strait is nothing like an ocean crossing--not even close. Initial weather forecasts/windows cover the entire jaunt. Rescue peeps are minutes away. VHF will hail anyone on both sides. It *can* get nasty, but usually not. All nastiness can be avoided by listening to the radio. A real ocean crossing is vastly different.
  12. Funny, last time I called you on your ocean crossings, you said "that was only since 1982," and claimed many more before that. Yet this 1984 article references the only two I referred to . Please reconcile your pre-1982 crossings with your new post 1984 crossings.
  13. Not godawful. No squinty pilot house windows and obviously you did not shape it.
  14. Nice article. It referenced only two crossings.
  15. To use your words, that's dumb. The idea is to avoid clogging your filters underway. Off a lee shore or in a tight channel with tide and wind, you don't want to starve an engine. An onboard polisher makes good sense if you don't use the boat often and if you lack access to scrub the tanks by hand.