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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. Awesome. Thanks for the news. Koukel
  2. So much less poor white trash. Koukel
  3. I didn't take the shot, but I'm in the shot. Koukel
  4. Am I way out of touch, or with a one design rig, won't they try to make it survivable for a "gentle" capsize like the G4 just had? On another note, all those old threads about safety and soft landings seam pertinent again. Koukel
  5. You really feel this way? Koukel
  6. This is all pre-season right? Someone please let me know when the sailing starts so I can base my moral indignation on something more spicey than contract language and unrealized expectations. Koukel
  7. Nothing at all. I wish I could make money sailing. What I think is going on though is that rather than sailing to pay for travelling the world, there are a select group who sail to pay for fancy digs when they are done travelling. Koukel
  8. Is the real trickle down from the AC the whole generation of kiwis looking for "firm" paycheck rather than handwritten ones from a boat owner? Koukel
  9. Super light build and trickle down from NZ and other America's Cup design, methinks. Kind of conclusive evidence of your original point. Koukel
  10. Spectacular. My wife asked me why I was laughing. I didn't want to use the word titillated... but that's how I felt. One of those boat's got air. When is the hobie version going to come out for everybody?! By the way, Nav is such a putz. Not sure why. Koukel
  11. Finally weighed my boat. 775, dry, but with a lot of stuff that can come off, including a bottle of wine, two liters of water, 50' of 3/4" line and the straps holding her up. And motor mount. And, a wooden bench. Would it really make sense to take out an element that isn't structural, but makes the structure so stiff? Even if it's 30 pounds, which it probably isn't, wouldn't it make sense to drag that around always? Comments welcome. Koukel
  12. Getting one of these! Birthday money. Koukel
  13. Pictures no good, but sailing has been great. First hardware with the new boat. Well, actually software (really casual wear). In other news, my centerboard drum has broken in fresh, new, creative ways. We threaded a piece of Dyneema through the bolt hole (is that the right phrase?), ran it up through the sheave and out to the centerboard. In the meantime, the wooden drum, pictured on the left, managed to detach itself from the spindle and spin freely. It is just possible that the five or six freelance groundings we've done in the last month have contributed to that. Either way, if there is something to tighten the drum onto the axle, and the adjustment works, then we're golden. If not, then drum go bye bye and I'll rig blocks up to the stem like all those fancy modern boats. Koukel
  14. Two might be best. DOG match. 90' waterline, 1 mast. Run it off the coast of San Francisco Harbor. Finish her up in a weekend next year and then do over. Koukel