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    • UnderDawg

      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. No clean white folks at school need to be subjected to gimps! (likely hanson quote)
  2. audience

    GP18s went out on a massive high, the current OD18 crowd have taken 20 years to come up with footage, close to match the classic stuff many post youtube clips of. After the Olympic bid failed the newbie that took over the last year of GP18 never was able to get traction again , playing yots was a main distraction. The brains trust that create the GP18 is behind his sons 2017 adventure, being to stay away from class politics, and the first Superfoiler Series of International teams kicks off in December on TV!
  3. iview... i know it repeated on ABC2 the other night: She was putting the case forward for education, using slum"glish", wot like someone pre union war may have used, as they went to work at 9 years old.. like a true Queenslander!
  4. The 1st ep of Mad as hell Shaun showed, and explained for the dullards, exactly why we need education upgrades, using hanson video press bleats.
  5. Everyone should get into lasers and tow them around in cars with motorboat suspension, vacuum assist windscreen wipers and four wheel drum brakes, to equal the excitement of classic laser sailing.
  6. Dude what are you going to do when i change my screen name again and you have to engage a thought process against a post, rather than agree with mine, in simplton "glish"?
  7. Fucktard! Back in the day i would have been able to show you, just as today with "proof" how many credible surgeons, doctors and science studies did indeed show that in most cases any bad outcomes from patients with respiratory issues were from non tobbacco related causes! This fakenews shit and important credible folks, organisations and inividual world goverments all gave support for not only the right to smoke but to continue to deny associated health issues and any bull about powder puffs being forced to sniff second hand smoke should just get real and bugger off! How many decades later before passive smoking became recognised? The choice to still kill yourself via smoking is legal and higly taxed because??
  8. i just retweeted something that seemed relevant for those not in the us orf a, so got edumacated about a loon who gives away free money so Hillary can host emails about Obamas birth certificate.
  9. I am hoping smoking will become mainstream again! All those lefty types pretending the freedom to use tobbacco is evil, pffft i still have brochures proving those corrupt doctors & scientists were paid by shills, to say smoking is bad for you!
  10. I am being hounded by flat earthers who say a vote for Ossof is a vote for george soros's goons! Will the sky fall down as well?
  11. audience

    After the zzzzzzz fest of Emirates whomping team larry... how would the next weekends broadcasts be higher in ratings?
  12. Exactly Bob, the first set of lines i rejected and said i had already done that! With experimenting no point in doing a copy or exactly what we already know, as cheap rabbit holes are fun to explore. Then again the owner/ builder with too little smarts results in a situation, a mate had to endure with a court case, costing time and drama even though thrown out, as the clown dreamer had increased the overall weight of this steel (lolz) build by 30% with mods and junk... then got an ambulance chaser to initiate legal action as the thing did not float on designed plan lines "empty" (ffs!!!) Edit: A simple pilot house became a condo and almost a second mezzanine level cabin was added onto about 60% of the length.
  13. David Payne (son of Alan) did the basic hull lines, however the deck sheer & nod to Gretel II, in side profile and fairing that was my own lofting, the guy running the coarse was pissed as at me, i really regret not getting an extra 1 & 1/2 inches more underwater at the rear ( side profile rocker), especially when i went from 90-98kg haha! It also would have reproduced the original buttock lines better and less displacementy. ( edit: Note i had already lofted it and that was rubbed out before class and a bad but more teacher friendly version created for the lesson) ( it sticks a bit before jumping on the plane). David was quite taken by the surprize pintail & profile plus deck design, none on any of his plans... again to the tsk tsk of teacher and many lessons revolving around why one NEVER changes plans from a yacht designer, to the other six who did the build as part of a strip planking class. I told the six quiety that if they were to change things they should always check with the designer ... lying through my teeth haha!
  14. If the internet was around in 1971 i can imagine, as real Americans did in person, lamblasting and crapping on about liberty, freedom and governance, while in Australia when compulsory seat belt wearing was legislated. Similar rhetoric a few years later when motorcycle helmets and a few decades later helmets for bicycles. I also get the jollies as folks go apeshit saying climate change is crap, yet give me heaps for smoking ciggies, that all the magazines and editorials of the day claimed `that health scares about the legal pastime and right to smoke, was exaggerated garbabge by scientist - doctor types, trying to be sensationalist headliners hell bent on trying to stub out the personal freedom to Malboro up!`
  15. Bob it is already posted here earlier i think & being a skiff off topic, so i PM fast. Anyhoo And an active comment thread with links to the archived bits. One soon discovers that when changing or updating computers those good ol bookmarks are worth twice the price of a fakenews item three months after the reporter was struck down by a feather duster! Search function frustration... almost as much. -------->