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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. It's all Sailing Anarchy's fault!... They jinxed him: http://sailinganarchy.com/2016/12/13/politically-correct/ They claimed that Acciona was dismasted, but in reality the keel fell off... Oh well, either way Conrad made it a few miles closer than Bubi, but not by much... If he can set a jury rig he still has a chance to finish, something Bubi didn't have! I wish him luck, and looking at the forecast he's going to need a fair bit of it!
  2. His accomplishment is impressive, but it wasn't a circumnavigation.
  3. Chichester is the first person to complete a solo circumnavigation via the great capes (defined as the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin, and Cape Horn). Dumas didn't sail a circumnavigation, so it doesn't count! Brian is correct.
  4. How do you get down below?... through the forehatch only?... Or is it through that flush hatch in the cockpit sole?
  5. Not sure that one is a centerboard boat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R0yto9Xalhk#t=768 See how to lose your ride above..... He didn't ask what boat the centerboard came from, he asked what was the boat in the photo... the boat in the photo is Indio and the boatyard is STP Palma.
  6. Boat: Indio, Wally 100 Location: STP boatyard in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  7. You're not searching in the right place... just go here: http://www.passageweather.com/
  8. I don't have direct experience using Iridium Go, but I've done some weather routing for boats that use Iridium Go and it doesn't appear to be very dependable... It's a bit hit or miss from what I've seen. I certainly wouldn't depend on it as a boat's primary communication device.
  9. Hey jack_sparrow, I have a question for you: Were you born an asshole?... or is it something that you've just picked up recently? Either way, you're quite good at being an asshole... you must be proud!
  10. With a rating like that he must be taking the piss!
  11. What did I say that was stupid? The guy comes on and starts shouting that all Swan 57s have structural problems, which is untrue... His particular Swan 57 had a structural problem because it hit the bricks... and then it wasn't repaired properly. Swan 57s themselves do not have any inherent structural problems... in fact they (most Swans of that era) are some of the best built yachts around. Buying a secondhand boat without getting a survey done, especially a 30-40 year old boat, isn't a very good idea (for very obvious reasons). Every thing I said is true. You, ProaSailor, need to sit down and shut the fuck up.
  12. You need to rephrase what you are saying. It should say "structural issues about one particular Swan 57 that was damaged after running aground", not all Swan 57s. And buying a boat without having a survey done is pretty stupid.
  13. Pete M: I assume you are from California - but your AI - "Arrogance and Ignorance" is a hindrance here. Why didn't you reply to him in Swedish then?
  14. Just unlucky I guess...
  15. Poor old Lucky hit the Shingles... Looks like it could be there a while.