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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. sadly this boat is missing off the coast of NZ http://www.3news.co.nz/Fears-for-7-missing-on-schooner/tabid/423/articleID/302985/Default.aspx
  2. I love you Kiwi's that are so self-assured you have it 100% correct, and no one else can have an original way to try something. It is called protecting the assets. Why risk breaking a wing when you don't have to? If they are going to sail with soft sails, I think it is a rather brilliant way to test the platform and foils, without risking a wing at all. Just wait until something goes wrong with ETNZ, and it will. Are you saying the performance of a soft sail on a platform is no different than the performace of a wing sail on that same platform? Or you just having a dig at us kiwis again?
  3. It`s possible there is lead in the white shaded area and including in front of centre case. Certainly not as much as mine which stretched across to either side locker. Guess they weighed them at end of full construction and adjusted to suit.... The oldman built "Flat Tack" (Hoopwood supplied Hull and Deck), there was lead glassed in around centre case frames, Also added steal shot to bring to class weight in the "hollowed" out space around either side of the centre case as shown in photo. Flat Tack, had a great nationals/easter regatta record with several wins overall...then again Brad Butterworth at the age of about 23 drove it, Kevin Shoebridge trimed and Warwick Fluery did main! Those regatta though the 780's had some class sailors racing!
  4. That took me a while Grumps....
  5. This has got to be the best and most inspirational thread to every on SA. I hope Ed can somehow save this, so it does not fall from the first page, and become a search item. Next time I’m having a bad day, due to someone cutting me off in traffic, or a report not being on my desk in time, or maybe I win a Weds night race series! ….I can come back and read this, and realise that really I have never been challanged and as such I have achieved nothing! Thanks to all those that have posted their stories.
  6. Speaking of such challanges...what is the lattest on Gary Jobson.
  7. That is a shocker Grumpy
  8. Mick and Paul fancied a pint or two but didn't have a lot of money,all together they came to a staggering 50 pence. Mick said 'Hang on I have got an idea' - went to the next butchers shop and came out with one large Cumberland Sausage. Paul 'Are you crazy? Now we haven't got any money left at all' Mick 'Don't worry - just follow me' and went into the next pub where he immediately ordered two pints and two large Jack Daniel's' Paul 'Now you have lost it - do you know how much trouble we will be in -we haven't got any money!!' Mick 'Don't' worry - I have got a plan - Cheers' They had their drinks and Mick said 'OK, I will now stick the sausage through my zip - you will go on your knees and put it in your mouth' Said and done - the landlord noticed it - went berserk and threw them out. They continued this, pub after pub, getting more and more drunk all for free. At the 10th pub Paul said ' Mate - I don't think I can continue this any longer - I am pissed and my knees are killing me' Mick 'How do you think I feel - I lost the sausage in the 3rd pub!!
  9. JACKSON JOKES! Q: Why are Michael Jackson's pants so small? A: Because they aren't his! Q: What did the man on the beach say to Michael Jackson? A: Get out of my sun! Q: What do you do if Michael Jackson is drowning? A: Throw him a buoy! Q: Why did Michael Jackson place a phone call to Boyz-2-Men?? A: He thought it was a delivery service. Q: What's the difference between Michael Jackson and Casper? A: One is pale and scares kids and the other is a friendly ghost. Q: How do we know Michael is guilty? A: Several children have fingered him. Q: Why did Michael Jackson rush over to Wal-Mart? A: He heard that boys' pants were 1/2 off. Q: What's the difference between a supermarket bag and Michael Jackson? A: One is white, made of plastic, and should be kept away from small children. The other is used to hold groceries. Q: How do you know when it's bedtime at the Neverland Ranch? A: When the big hand touches the little hand. Q: What's brown and often found in children's underpants? A: Michael Jackson's hand. Q: What is blonde, has six legs, and roams Michael Jackson's dreams every night? A: Hanson. Q: What the difference between Michael Jackson and acne? A: Acne doesn't come on your face until you're about fifteen. Q: Why can you always win a race with Michael Jackson? A: Because he always likes to come in a little behind. Q: What did Michael Jackson say to Gary Glitter? A: I'll swap you a 10 for two fives Q: Who does Michael Jackson consider a perfect "10"? A: Two 5 year olds. Janet and Michael Jackson were at home one night... Janet: Shall we get a pizza and video tonight? Michael: Yeah, ok, can we get Aladdin? Janet: No, just a pizza and video Q: What famous celebrity had the most children over the last 10 years? A: Michael Jackson Q: What's the difference between Michael Jackson and greyhound racing? A: The greyhounds wait for the hares to come out. Q: What do Michael and homework have in common? A: Both are a pain in the a$$ to kids FBI have raided Michael Jackson's house... They found class A drugs in his kitchen, Class B drugs in his living room and Class 5C in his bedroom. Michael Jackson and his wife are in the recovery room with their new baby son. The doctor walks in and Michael asks, "Doctor, how long before we can have sex?" "I'd wait until he's at least 14," the doctor replies.
  10. GRUMPY... "Darwin's a friendly town. Long way to anywhere, no locked doors, we pride ourselves on helping out in virtually any circumstance".. . Two words mate:...The Tampa
  11. Man walks into a sex shop and asks for a rubber doll. "Normal or Muslim?" asks the assistant. "What's the difference?" asks the bloke. "The Muslim one blows itself up... "
  12. Two couples were playing poker one evening. John accidentally dropped some cards on the floor. When he bent down under the table to pick them up, he noticed Bill's wife Sue wasn't wearing any underwear under her dress! Shocked by this, John upon trying to sit back up again, hit his head on the table and emerged red-faced. Later, John went to the kitchen to get some refreshments. Bill's wife followed and asked, "Did you see anything that you liked under there?" Surprised by her boldness, John courageously admitted that, well indeed he did. She said, " Well, you can have it but it will cost you $500." After taking a minute or two to assess the financial and moral costs of this offer, John confirms that he is interested. She tells him that since her husband Bill works Friday afternoons and John doesn't, John should be at her house around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon. When Friday rolled around, John showed up at Bill's house at 2 p.m. sharp and after paying Sue the agreed sum of $500 they went to the bedroom and closed their transaction, as agreed. John quickly dressed and left. As usual, Bill came home from work at 6 p.m. and upon entering the house, asked his wife abruptly. "Did John come by the house this afternoon?" With a lump in her throat Sue answered "Why yes, he did stop by for a few minutes this afternoon." Her heart nearly skipped a beat when her husband curtly asked, "And did he give you $500?" In terror she assumed that somehow he had found out and after mustering her best poker face, replied, "Well, yes, in fact he did give me $500." Bill, with a satisfied look on his face, surprised his wife by saying, "Good, I was hoping he did. John came by the office this morning and borrowed $500 from me. He promised me he'd stop by our house this afternoon on his way home and pay me back." Now THAT, is a poker player.....
  13. A cardiac specialist died. At his funeral the coffin was placed in front of a huge mock-up of a heart made of flowers. When the pastor finished with the sermon & eulogy, and after everyone said their goodbyes, the heart opened , the coffin rolled inside and the heart closed Just then one of the mourners burst out laughing. The guy next to him asked "Why are you laughing?" "I was thinking about my own funeral" he said "So what's funny?" "I'm a gynecologist"
  14. Two elderly women were out driving in a large car – both could barely see over the dashboard. As they were cruising along, they came to an intersection. The stoplight was red, but they just sailed on through. The woman in the passenger seat thought to herself, "I must be losing it. I could have sworn we just went through a red light." A few minutes later, they came to another intersection and the light was red again. Again, they went right through without stopping. The woman in the passenger seat was almost sure that the light had been red but was really concerned that she was losing it. She was getting nervous and decided to pay very close attention to the road and the next intersection. At the next intersection, sure enough, the light was red and they travelled on through. So, she turned to the other woman and said, "Maud, did you know that we just ran through three red lights in a row? You could have killed us both!" Maud turned to her and said, "Shit, is it me who’s driving?"
  15. A woman was in a coma, she had been in it for months. Nurses were in her room giving her a blanket bath. One of them was washing her private area and noticed that there was a slight response on the monitor when she touched her. They tried it again and sure enough there was a small, recognisable movement. They went to her husband and explained what happened, telling him, "crazy as this sounds, maybe a little oral sex will do the trick and bring her out of the coma." The husband was sceptical, but they assured that they'd close the curtains for privacy. The husband finally agreed and went into his wife's room. After a few minutes the woman's monitor flat lined, no pulse, no heart rate. The nurses run back into the room. "What happened!!!!?" they cried. The husband said, "I'm not sure, maybe she choked".