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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. I too try to provide it. Don't have the fancy Excel colouring though! Appreciate you posting it here.
  2. Anyone got a recomendation for a place to get a shipping quote from Aus to the US? Any past experience out there? Aus East coast. 50 footer.
  3. Exactly as JBSF says - you nneed something with a keyboard. You can do work on the iPad in an emergency - but that is all.
  4. Great, thanks all.
  5. Hi all, I wil lbe in NYC this weekend with a couple of colleagues - we are on a work trip frrom Oz. We are thinking of seeing Brooklyn Mets vs NY Knicks in Brooklyn on Friday night. Tickets online look pretty expensive. What is the story with rocking up and buying tickets from scalpers? More expensive? Cheaper? What should we watch out for? Silly idea? Thanks
  6. I reckon 8 years under President Trump will sort it out nicely.
  7. And / or possibly they get hammered under IRC for DSS? Middle Sea race with DSS: 1.902 Hobart without DSS: 1.826 They got 5th of 7 in div 0 in Hobart (of 13 starters). They took 68 hours for a corrected time of 124 hours. To achieve that with the "+DSS IRC*" number, they would have needed to finish the race in 65 hours. I wonder if they would have been 3 hours quicker with DSS? (*assuming that there were no other significant mods between these races) Anyone have info on how IRC treats DSS-style foils? Or Dali foils for that matter.
  8. Awesome. Gets pretty intense at 3:30 onwards. Looks like averages in the high 20's. Pretty awesome for a mono. Was that heading in towards the bottom half of Tassie?
  9. What was the forecast when they left Coffs?
  10. Kialoa iii and Windward Passage IIRC Here you go: at 16:26
  11. Use the www.youtube.com URL rather than www.youtu.be
  12. The setup is this: B&G FFDs WTP1 processor Deckman Expedition as primary nav software We have data flowing from the WTP to Expedition via Deckman - no problems. What we would like to do is take data from Expedition and make it available to the FFDs (obviously via Deckman and the WTP). The data we are looking at is BTW and DTW. obviously the simplest solution would to just pop a waypoint into Deckman and be done with it - but it starts to get a little more complex when we feed in MOB waypoints to Expedition - and it is a PITA to have two complete waypoint (and waypoint advance) systems in play. I am assuming that we need to add something to j_vars to tell it to pickup the remote1/2 data. I cannot seem to find a [section] that would be appropriate. Does the Expedition data come in as [NMEA]? Any ideas on how to get the data into Deckman and then how to push it to the displays? Thanks.
  13. Hi Grokh - have you got a link to your article? It would be interesting reading. What do you think happened?
  14. it would appear that the Ichi team are going with the 52 (just checked the cyca website) hope its a northeast pattern!!! What has happened to the C60? Heard they were going to do a new rig and sail plan. Should go well with the new deck, keel and hull.
  15. Like the Sydney to Hobart tracker?? Competes with the VOR for worse tracker ever - with the added insult that it used to be good.