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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. 90 fter was - new hull and deck off the 80 fter http://www.gettyimages.com.au/detail/news-photo/workers-at-the-woolwich-dock-position-the-deck-of-the-old-news-photo/539485483#workers-at-the-woolwich-dock-position-the-deck-of-the-old-nicorette-picture-id539485483
  2. Hey Ed-C, whats the link to that sat photo?
  3. Hey Wethog, can you add GiddyUp_1 to the list. have fun all
  4. Hmm. When is it heading to Asia flat bag ?
  5. Heads up pal; you won't get more than two Bundies for a lobster ($20) You can buy a slab of Bundy at Dan Murphys today for $65.00 = $2.70 per can. Think of that when you're 'enjoying' a gold plated cold one in G-Town. well....just goes to show " you're doing it wrong !"
  6. I Influence everyone...come to think of it I should sue !!!
  7. Really Clean? beau Geste is born in AKL Spain and racing in AUS as a shakedown before taking on the real mini-maxi fleet in the Med. Fixed it for you Gybeset.
  8. thats funny...I dont remember sitting beside you on the rail the year it was commisioned! nor 2 other years I raced on it! anyway...I dont give a rats....I was only stating that 97 and BG were 2 diff boats commisioned by 2 different people
  9. wrong twice?? just because i quoted Bribon's design number ( 97s successor) doesnt make me wrong. oh and by the way, I think you will find that it was named 97 as Strachan had bussiness dealings in HK...doesnt mean that kwok had anything to do with it ....as you were implying that Strachan may had purchased it from him...so stop twisting the story to try and make yourself right ! and Gybe. stop editing your posts anfter others reply... btw giddy mr. wrong (twice) you are about to come undone again "In the lead was Ninetyseven, the new 47ft IMS yacht owned by a syndicate of Australian and Hong Kong businessmen" _______________________________________________-- actually this 'research' caper is a right bugger! Except for Hong Kongs Ciel III in 1973, thats the lexcen predecessor of larger Gingko/Apollo ad cuppers So i'm thinking Beau Geste has the right 'bloodlines' to win in 2013
  10. good to see you finally did some research on the matter it was early 90s the boat (changed hands) went on to win Line Honours design #304 !
  11. 97 was commisioned by an Australian , the yacht has nothing to do with Karl what so ever
  12. Beau Geste - Farr 49 built in 1997 design # 420 97 - farr IMS 47 built in 1993 by "boat speed" ? design # 313 it was early 90s the boat (changed hands) went on to win Line Honours
  13. Can anyone fill us inn on what happened to the Sydney 38 Zen on her delivery home ? Early reports say she lost her rudder and half her keel somewhere around point Hicks
  14. yeah the old boy thought I was tugging his middle stump ...classic...though your version of events makes for better journalism !!!!
  15. geee..you guys are awesome !!! contributing much to the sport are we???? Plenty Nudge, but no longer contributing to the upkeep of the ridiculous infrastructure that surrounds Skandia/Audi/No Sponsor/FOS. The murmur has become a roar but sadly, no one in Geelong can hear it. well come on flat bag...tell us what how you've contributed to the sport lately..