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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. hmmm my wife's business takes her to Italy from time to time. let me see what I can swing. Though Lake Garda in July is a option as well. i asked because we are just starting to plan summer holidays
  2. ITA - where are you based? I ask for a very self-serving reason. Because I might be able to arrange our summer holidays to go near you and would love to try it out in return for writing up an article for one of the regional USA sailing mags
  3. Whatcha folks in CA whining about plenty of snow in the mountains http://winter.mtbaker.us/snow-report/
  4. Thiis from a clown who thinks that Gaffs are a better altternative to tapered battens.... ITA I would distance myself from any compliments from this idiot
  5. So what am I missing? I saw the seascape at the Salon Nautic in Paris... meh - I found nothing impressive
  6. Hell I'll trim the blooper anytime they need crew.
  7. Thanks Blunted - that's what I was asking about...
  8. There ya go! What's the thinking behind the amount of prismatic you have in the center hull?
  9. Doug has been building this thing for 4 years. and is nowhere near finishing. He not only has no plans - he doesn't even have a project task list. Most of the tricky bits like painting, Mast, Sails etc. He's outsourced.
  10. it guarantees more stability and less work for the crew , when the boat accelerate in light winds the sail loses thrust overturning so the crew weight is not supported by the thrusts from sail but from the foil windward , this can also be seen in some videos of cat with 3 foil down, This makes the boat safer, because the crew does not risk bump into the water at high speeds, this can be dangerous. So you have two main foils each with a wand? Sounds like the same basic system as the Osprey/Rave. The independent wands will allow the windward foil to create downforce if necessary, right? That can create a huge amount of righting moment-are you counting on that? only if you have a joint that can articulate above neutral. That has some mechanical issues - which if you paid attention to Michel's questions about such joints - is an issue for him. But then again if you had built some working full scale foilers, you would understand this...
  11. 15,600 Euro? Dracmas? Rubles? Pounds sterling?
  12. 5 different yachts, all skinny compared to LOYAL, have won line honours in the last 11 races. Loyal and Beau Geste are built to be excellent yachts downwind but that hasn't proven to be the formula for Hobart so far. Now watch it be 30 knots on the beam the whole way and prove me wrong :-) I'm surprised no one has gone for the Scow Bow approach of the very succesful Mini of David Raison.
  13. Yes Lohring, that is why it was so surprising to see them let Doug get away with personal attacks on a regular basis. I suspect its why Doug has now been sanctioned by them twice in less than 3 weeks, hopefully it will be a learning experience for him
  14. I only see lace, not a cross bar...
  15. here's Doug's response from when he was allowed back in http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?app=blog&module=display&section=blog&blogid=36&showentry=34