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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 am a bit stunned no one is calling OR... Xerox, a great name all about making copies of things.
  2. Ignoring the rabbid troll experts, a much lower tech "marginal" well illegal in normal racing was able to be carried out on a very small boat, Opti length, Moth lowrider volumeish, with a high aspect very roachy main & jib combo of approx 505 sail area size & 100kg of very moveable lard. At a local club in medium to high winds the locals were amused by the swimming antics, however in light wind with a mast height around the same as the mixed fleet of Hobie 16s Nacras etc, thing thing was rather fast. In drifting conditions by just having the right set up i could flap about 2/3 of the leech & air row with only about US 1/4 inch tweak on the main, with no ratchet on the control blocks noone would notice... until this one time at bland camp, when i started to lap the cats they got shitty & said i was cheating by ooching! ( oops!)
  3. It in reality is the perfect target for islamists. "the dangerous woman tour" fronted by a performer semi naked with a global reach to taint young minds to preach western affront to decency ( of the sharia kind). The choice to exploit the post concert time and area outside of the security cordon, allowed easy acces to targets. If this was yet another group of young children blown up in either or African , Islamic Nations, it would get the same inner page and mid news cast coverage, that regularly goes past many of us evermore dulled by crewelty based on Gods word to free the souls of innocents from exploitation, but they can be married off before they become teens, if they read the right book = aggggh!
  4. "Furl the whomper!!!!!!!!!
  5. Any dreams about "glossy smooth" are just that with tar epoxy troweled on, haha!
  6. OK that and the 83 decider, out of how many hours of plodding snooze fest processions?
  7. Not bad just sad, then again the good stuff is not nodding off on the street with an adams apple haha!
  8. Even George W had the guts to mention human rights and personal freedom, then again he was not looking to do condo & resort deals down the track.
  9. That pic above explains your question well, apart from the cost at the time of exotics. Look at the areas that you want to stretch and those you do not. See the flying shape of that main in the light air off wind.
  10. Any written comment, not crafted by quill and inked onto partchment, is a digital abomination and surely against civilisation and the world as we appreciate it?
  11. Back in the day (1981) we bought a then 3 year old 28footer known for bad osmosis, hauled out and stripped off antifoul & gelcoat, fixed a few small areas so lucky caught early! Applied a tar epoxy from under keel to bootline. Apart from initial fairing being hard work, the next 15 years all was awesome & it is still going strong with current owners. We used original VC17 & just missed the copper ban down the track, as a wipe down was fine and no shell growth to cause damage to the teflon film. Epoxy over paint or gelcoat ... ummmmmmmm
  12. Just watch out for all the roudy R&R folks jaunting around. P.S: 7 of those at least 8 girls will not be female...
  13. Trying out something new, before or while the signage gets organized?
  14. Ohh check out the rack! (s) Cheers [Young 780] some fun times on the wire with that on the odd twighlight/ wed race. Umm flared decks or a wing the same size with nets, is the same end result = sunlounge. Hanging off a trap wire an option on both = zero difference
  15. Who gets first dibs on building condos & resorts in the new utopia of the profit Mo?