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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. but as trolls go, BS is as good as it gets and anyhow, unless we ALL go SCHTUMM SCHTUMM SCHTUMM on this troll for the best of a year, the troll will not let go, and knowing this is SA and knowing -a bit- the plonkers onhere, going SCHTUMM SCHTUMM SCHTUMM for even a couple of days is certainly not going to happen. So dream on. On my plastic fantastic, zero, null, niets, nada, zip, zilch, keine bondo, built to perfection. eat that BS, and it's unsinkable to boot so the odd reef wouldn't even be lethal, but then avoiding reefs is far better.
  2. how come good ole' BS has not come up with his own very dedicated videochannel, featuring rusty tits, bottomworks going all over the place and mangy old rigs... jeez Brent, the possibilities to shake some more $$$ out of the pockets of the silly plonkers !!! get with the program man !!! we need a BS patreon account
  3. so one's man bondo is another man's epoxy, as long as you slap enough of it on the hull ... which one comes cheaper ?
  4. [pedantic mode ]as for the pronounciation, was once on a container carrier where most of the deck crew were from Kiribatch, that's how they pronounced it themselves. [/pedantic mode]
  5. thank god/allah/zoroaster and the flying spagetti monster we're not at court, that's where your reasoning and verbiage belong, here in a dirty back street alley named SA, the way he tries to present matters can be held as a good old whopper, a lie by suggestion, a mindfuck... how could one hate such a guy ? disdain perhaps and a load of bewilderment on how a seemingly intelligent person can get to such depths, but hate ? nope. true story, but needs the right font. when the question came up what to do after secondary school, one of my teachers suggested me to go for lawyer, the man was rather taken back with my answer "who do you respect most, the hooker that sells her body or the lawyer that sells his mind ? " p.s. am sure the late ( and missed ) Jon E. would also have put DT high on his list.
  6. hmm, to keep this bonafide thread going we might need to come up with some "pi├Ęce de conviction" for our candidates. little ole' moi was doubting between BS and DT, for BS you just have to go to the BS thread. But when it gets down to DT, driven from this here lofty forum since a number of years, check out this latest entry on his blog, look at one of the utimate whoppers ! what a worthy candidate, if ever. for newbs and recent joiners this might look like nothing, but for the ones having sparred with this master of lies and deception, they will know that the master has not lost any of his streaks, way to go Daniel, good to see you're still at it. ok, for the non-DT-illuminati ... DT was the one bragging for some years about his almighty Halberg Rassy 4something with the cello, the o-silly-scope and lots of fabulous thad-pai recepis and he was going worldwide. reality was he never got more than a couple hundred miles away from his usual bobbing about grounds, Friday Harbour, stealing wifi wherever he could, and at the end selling the whole deal up. Now read this snippet, all hail to the man, it's a gem, an absolute gem, anybody not knowing the background might have thunk he was decades worldgirdling. at least this blatant lie is more gentle than the anchor chain around his neck. grin, DT for president
  7. pulled by a German Mercedes, the horror.
  8. another confirmation, from the horse's mouth, and looking at what he did furtheron, not a fluke http://www.touchcad.com/ludesign_about.html
  9. another little obvious one, if by accident you would have same configuration as what we have here, pontoon, catways, 2 yachts in a box each one having a catway on its side and the other yacht on the other side, we come in nose first, then it is very useful to have a rope between the 2 yachts at the stern pulling both off their respective catways so that none of the two, depending on wind direction, can be pushed on top of the catway
  10. for those that don't know what this means, in snagg-u-lese this one means that the man has emptied his bowels, made sure not too much of paper want to waste, did not stick his finger through said paper and at the end he had on hell of a wank, not sure however what went on with the paper related to that one though. ye gods, them newbs
  11. subtly put, raises some questions on patents and stuff, but strikes me also, certainly on first pages that a lot that a certain person has been spouting here umpteen times seems to be a copy from that article, or at least highly inspired by it. grin, of course we'll be told it's all the other way around.
  12. haiku anyone ? Vogon poetry move over, here's Rimass poetry, lethal in minor portions, not for the fainthearted.
  13. is Rimass imitating our very own Snaggletooth ? can't have that, can we ? there can only be one !
  14. makes me think of a contraption that came along with my previous yacht (Contessa 26, ye olde classic), tested it once and never used it again. was a triangular piece of wood with two straps to put your foot in and a clam cleat to hold the main halyard, idea was to use it to go in the mast. failed bigly because the halyard was constantly jumping out of the cleat and I think you would have same problem. even when adding a couple of semi-circular rings on both sides of the cleat to stick the halyard to the cleat it did not work well, it started snagging. these rope clamps might be the solution, don't know, always fun experimenting
  15. just for the fun of it, and as a bit of added thread drift, here is BP's review on my boat with some of my own comments, I own the number one boat of this design, had this neat deal with Etap that for first year I would still play demo boat, so went out with several prospect clients and some journalists, funniest moment at that was going out in F5/6 with a couple German journalists, and in their final writeup they mentioned "we were somewhat concerned going out in these conditions but this turned out to be such a fun ride" Bob, I'd give you at least a 90% on it all in all, you made a pretty good assessment certainly if going only from little pix, I call it an assessment, it's not a review as you could only have done that after sailing it, and at that point the comments usually go like : fun boat, handles and sails like an oversized dinghy. Not a yacht to cross oceans but for local fun just the thing, horses4courses