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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'd sell you one of mine but it's in Annapolis at the moment, and the other one is in California. have you thought about a new rules IC ? in the west, Chris Maas can build you a most fabulous boat in varying degrees of completion to the SST design. same story from the eastern Brothers. a great thing with these new boats is that they are so much easier to manhandle (or with the help of the better half) for loading, storing ... the strangest thing is that the new boat beats me up so much less than the old boat, even though I seem to be capsizing much more at the moment. cheers, Kenny I have thought of one of the new rules IC? Just recently obtained the line drawings of USA244 "Mayhem" which is tempting. My thought with USA 212 or an older IC would be this is going to be my 1st venture in the IC realm and as such a sub-1000.00 boat seemed(s) a safer bet. As the expense of building a boat and then ironing out teething issues while learning how to sail one fast seemed unreasonable. -Make sense- Down the road the AC is what I'd really be after! First learn how to sail one. -So far I have to thank those for the amount of feedback and options here and elsewhere, its been helpful. Seems like a great class to get involved with.
  2. One of the hulls we infused in George's parents' basement was called Half Baked I think - he sold that to someone on the east coast with decks for finishing but I can't recall who bought it. It should have had a later sail number I think as Clockwork is US 232 I think, but that hull may have been finished well before mine. well, I'm way out of the loop, as to the east coast boys. I've only met Oliver Moore on a boat testing trip to the Bay area. also out of the loop being lost in the great white north. good luck chasing down your boat! Kenny It is on the east coast sail number 212 current owner is Paul Miller and I found out this evening is that it has been spoken for. So the search starts again, Im out of loop as well as I am in the now unfrozen mid west. Where there are no IC's.
  3. Don't want to hijack the thread but,...I am anxiously awaiting a reply on my inquiries on info and pictures of USA212 "half baked" that is or was for sale. Would like to know if any of you have any pictures of this boat? -Cheers