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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Yes, the Sliver team has already discussed flexible caulk around the chainplates. No lifelines so no stanchion bases to worry about. There are two sources of water that ends up going down a chainplate: flowing across the deck and coming down the shroud above. You can make it uphill from the deck to the seam, and I would. A little bump around it or something. The shroud is always going to be uphill. I haven't figured a way around that one. Wrap a piece of vinyl tape around the shroud a few inches above the turnbuckle with a tail pointing down at the deck. Water coming down the shroud will run off the tape tail inboard of the chainplate.
  2. I want to see video of the PT Dinghy Classic, match racing PT11s between Bob and kimb. That should generate an interesting review article. I am just about settled that one of those kits will be in my garage for a winter project. Need to wrap up Firefly's project list first though.
  3. Want. Want want want want want. I want. Would that fit in the back of your my Jetta wagon? I could tool around in that with a rattletrap on 4 pound test, some PBJs, peaches and a 6 pack all day long. I really can't tell because my Jetta TDI Wagon lives in Seattle at the other end of my water commute. I take my Sprinter Van to the boat shop and several Nesters would fit in the back of it at the same time (like about ten of them.) Well that sounds awfully generous of you, and I just can't bring myself to refuse.
  4. I spotted this Sliver Mini-Me tied up at the guest dock in our marina yesterday:
  5. You're just hoping to divert us from remembering that it's Monday...
  6. At what point do you say to yourself "I should stop talking to myself" and start addressing your commentary to Ruby?
  7. I think the most effective means of offsetting the weight of the ports is to suggest to SWMBO that she should lose a few pounds. That way, she won't be on the boat at all!
  8. The brass one would add a nice touch of class to go with the rest of the design.
  9. kimb, please tell me the cannon will be added to the weight study. I bet the extra batteries, well aft, could offset a bow chaser.
  10. Everybody knows the French don't cut their hair, anyway. So that shouldn't be an issue.
  11. I'm also moving Firefly to her slip tonight (fired up the engine last night for the first time in three years... only took twenty minutes of tinkering and fussing and grinding the start motor.) I ran a temporary signal halyard to the spreader last night just to make sure Spike could go along and keep me company.
  12. We have the original 20 gallon tank under the starboard settee, and no plans to change it at this time. Of course, we also use square juice bottles of ice in the icebox and cooler, and those turn into drinking water as we go, so that helps. We went 12 days on three tanks as a family of four - but we also replenished the cooler ice once or twice.
  13. Kim, if you host the photos somewhere else you don't need to reduce the size. Photobucket, Picasa, and Imgur.com all do it well and for free. Or send them to me and I'll put them on my server. Less convenient service but more personal 'cause I'll take them by email. I won't even hold them as an exclusive... unless it's while I'm working on the boat or commuting.
  14. The sail-by's in a few weeks, and we have liquor stores locally. Cash is easy to pack.
  15. Gee Tom, one or two more of these questions and we'll have to fly you up to cater the memorial sail-by.