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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. Thanks Ish, I always throughly enjoyed CA as well and yep the cross forum aggro is a bit sad really. Nonetheless I stand by what I said in previous post. Neither Snaggletooth nor Bigpowr were ever banned from SailNet nor was Perry ever threatened with same. Such it is and I fully realise I'm never likely to win a PR war with the guy, so as far as this is concerned I simply give up.
  2. What you guys think of Sailnet and it's moderators/moderation is entirely up to you but for fucks sake can you possibly stick with the truth. Last year I had to cope with Mr Perry lying through his teeth about being threatened with a ban from SailNet. Supposedly it was me doing the threatening. Never happened. He was never threatened, never even warned but somehow bullshit seems to have a life of its own. Now, we get the Snaggletooth crap. He is not banned from SailNet, he has never been banned from Sailnet and as far as I am aware has never been threathened with being banned from SailNet. Same goes for Bigrpwr. Crock of shit. You know it really is paranoia when they are only out to get you in your dreams. Of course Sailnet is not everyone's cup of tea and after the recent site update (nothing to do with the moderators btw) it has been something of a shitfight but compared to CF it is positively under moderated. A thread was removed tis true (moderator) and to be honest I'm not sure why though I could find out, also there is some kind of inane banned words, insert astericks, list (nothing to do with moderators) and personally I wish it was not there. Other than that I doubt very much that in recent times any of you who also post over there have been subject to moderation. Oh well ... never let the truth get in the way of a good story what ? ps - Dabnis did get a temporary ban that has now expired. His posts are already appearing. BrentSwain went for a holiday as well, he is also back and posting.
  3. Looks to me like a Van de Stadt .... maybe a 34 but more likely a Carribean 40 albeit much bastadised.
  4. Go on with you ... leave the shit on board and join the sluggards at the rear of the field. or at least wave as you go by Wrinkly. I hate to think what we should have taken off but at least we got rid of the towed generator and spare impellors. Guess the outboard and the zodiac can be left on the dock, liferaft, maybe even the spare propellors but other than that, nah bugger it. We'll just slip along in quiet desperation. Must say though I am looking forward to this. Should be a bit of fun but a bit embarassing if we finish behind Windchaser.
  5. and so , in the middle of all this the Catherine herself contributes to our Heaven Can Wait campaign ...... How good is that ? Sod it , this is pretty much a duplicate of post over at CA but what the fuck. I'm seriously blown away by such an act. :) Again, thanks MSG. http://www.heavencanwait.com.au/
  6. Speaking from the blunt end of the field ... Sail changes ? What da ya mean sail changes ? Shoot, I'm still bummed out to find that we can't use the auto pilot. Piss and Wind promised me the HCW was just a long dark twilight. Is it at all obvious that this is my first race ?
  7. Irrelevent really but she is a beauty. Guy who built her actually took the lines off the real thing. She even has a working ships bell that he cast from a tiny block of brass. Radio controlled of course. His party trick is to play tug to the various full size boats at the Tasmanian Wooden Boat Festival.
  8. we could always do an homage to Phil Bolger ....A Folding Toot ....
  9. Absolutely no idea whether she was IOR or not but does anyone know what happened to Jack Rooklyn's old Ballyhoo ? I know she was sold (USA ??) and renamed Mistress Quickly but that was years ago. I remember years back being passed by her and one of the Apollos on Sydney Harbour as they headed up past the old wedding cake, was a lovely sight. The Apollo in question was the (Adams ??) designed Apollo that Muir bought prior to Windward Passage and which was wrecked up near Newcastle.
  10. and I can guarantee that if we had been able to make it then there probably would have been one more to tow. Windchaser might well have had some sisterly company.
  11. A myriad of congratulations to those sterling folk from Tiger Town on winning the Club Challenge. A certain former capitane of the BSC cruising division tells me it was a long tiring haul but worth the doing. As for the tosser who put the lovely Windchaser aground. Tsk Tsk. Thank Christ it wasn't a rig failure. Look forward to seeing the pics. Well done all.
  12. I should explain. Every time the Cruising Div of the BSC organise anything as a group the Heavens do not so much Wait as Open.
  13. Going on past experience that simply means the weather is going to be appalling.