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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Last I Heard of Tobacco Road was she went to Tassie and re named Thunderstruck?
  2. No I believe its another Juan K creation
  3. Rumor has it there will be a foiling 100' mono on the start line this year....That is all imallowed to say
  4. Didnt Windward Passage 2 become " Il Moro De Venezia" ? What happened to Cookson 12 No Fearr? I have fond memories of her... We won everything in 1996 except the Sydney - Hobart that i missed because my misses (ex misses) at the time wouldnt let me go!!!!! Was a rocketship!!! Last i heard she had a sweptback rig and used for shorthanded racing. Was arguably the best C12 ever.
  5. What happened to Great News the ior Farr 50? Flying Colours Steinman 52 last I heard she was in a paddock....? And the last Bumblebee that won the hobart race...Ian Murray Skippered? BTW Didnt Hollywood buy the Hobart winner Rosebud a few years ago...What happened to her? Did she even leave the USA?
  6. What would be fantastic is if all the dinosaurs at jurrasic park ie Airlie Beach once a year had a race or 2 say a passge race and a big windward leeward to decide who shall have bragging rights for 12 months as the best and fastest maxi in the area...i would go to just see the old girls go hard again !
  7. Drumbeat is in the Whitsundays as Spank Me. One of four ex Bondy's boats there. Oh is it......i thought Spank me was an ex whitbread maxi renamed? Are steak n kidney and australia 1 still in Airlie for sale too? As far as I know the only ex Whitbread maxi is British Defender. Steak & Kidney & Aus 1 still here. Boomerang was Ondine VII. Is'nt THE CARD there also...she was a whitbread maxi!
  8. Drumbeat is in the Whitsundays as Spank Me. One of four ex Bondy's boats there. Oh is it......i thought Spank me was an ex whitbread maxi renamed? Are steak n kidney and australia 1 still in Airlie for sale too?
  9. What ever happened to Bondy's last maxi "drumbeat"? Last time i ever heard of it,it crossed the finish line with line honors in the Syd/Hobart yacht race.....bondy stepped off and basically went straight to to court and i never heard what happened to the boat? If memory serves me correctly she was a Pedrick design and had the revolutionary "whale tail keel and rudder" well it was at that time "revolutionary"! Also what happened to "Sovereign" she was a beautiful maxi ?
  10. looks like it goes alright downwind in the videos but how does it go against similar sized boats on a regular race track? dont get me wrong it looks the shit just wondering if it is actually competetive?
  11. Thanks for the feed back guys i shall let him know!I think if he buys the spider he will still build the i550 anyway as a work promo...he has a lasercutting buisness and it would be a great example! Do you guys know much about the boat he is looking at? its called SPYDERMAN?
  12. I was wondering and TTB you would probably know........... Is a or "your i550 quicker than or competetive with the spider 22's? the reason i ask is a mate of mine has the i550 plans but is also looking at a spider22 to sail now Keen to hear yor reply
  13. MOJO if you are keen i think some sporties are short on crew ,you should try and get a ride!we are driving down friday arvo before hand food for thought
  14. nice one mojo if that were the case(scotty could get the cad conversions)i would seriously consider building a i550 also! by the way TTB how is the "green" one coming along? will it be at the qld sporty titles in june too? are you still coming? and how much do you think your boat has cost you so far?
  15. we would race yer if you would let us come and play there are tigers lurking