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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    hardly- one of the criticisms of Kirby is that there hasn't been a physical sale of a Kirby Torch yet, so anyone wanting one... even on protest for local sailing... can't buy one. This picture shows how easy that criticism can (and maybe soon, will) be addressed. Taking a global point of view I completely understand where you are coming from, and probably agree. Certainly PSA have made it very clear that they come down on Bruce Kirby's side of the dispute, and fair enough. However from a regional / local perspective, publishing photos taken in their factory of a Laser rebadged as a Kirby Torch only serves to raise questions about PSA's understanding of their local market and their strategic thinking. Bottom line is that given a choice most Kiwis and Aussies want to continue to sail boats called Lasers. My point was that it's surprising how readily PSA gave up the moral high ground in this dispute. Now they'll find it quite difficult to run the argument that they've been unwittingly drawn into the dispute while simultaneously promoting the introduction of the Torch class.
  2. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Where was that boat made? One of the new builders in Canada or Europe? Or is it just a PSA hull with a Torch logo stuck on it? Definitely PSA's factory on the east coast of Australia, for what it's worth.. I'm told the Scheidt sail has been on display there for some time and the black mainsheet and spliced yellow ropes on the vang have recently been added to PSA's website. So clearly a Laser with Torch sticker applied. Seems like a strange and unnecessarily provocative action from PSA.
  3. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Why are you doing this? Pushing your own boat at the demise of another is not constructive to the sport. I see it as a selfish act. Couldn't agree more. Find another way to promote your new boat and come back here when you've sold 200,000 of them