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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.

Ozee Adventure

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  1. Agree with the clipping on culture some boats had it and others didn't. I also called Sir Robin on it a number of time he hated being clipped in (S2H 2013)
  2. MEDIA RELEASE: Australian Sailor Lisa Blair dismasted 895nm south of Cape Town 0300 AST Tuesday 4 April 2017 (1900 SAST) 048:38:384 S 022:31:430 E At approximately 0300 (AET) Australian sailor Lisa Blair issued a PAN PAN 895nm south of Cape Town when in 40 knot winds and seven (7) metre swell her boat Climate Action Now was dismasted after the port shroud broke in a knock down. Cape Town Search and Rescue have been notified and will provide assistance if required. Lisa is well and uninjured. Lisa Blair was on her 72nd day at sea attempting to be the first woman to circumnavigate Antarctica solo and unassisted. There is no further information at this stage. Updates will be provided when available. HHope shes taking big big yoga breaths, she'll be strong I have no doubt. Amazing we get to know 20 mins after the PAN PAN
  3. I'm REALLY late happy birthday - i didn't see it come up on FB but have been in UK on phone only & may have missed it xxx
  4. Thanks for the good wishes! Unfortunately i was talking RnR/modern jive or a quickstep! Much more fun than a gym!
  5. And so it begins... #newbienaviguesser #youcanendofstory
  6. This is the place I'm looking forward to being at - I'm lucky enough to have a mentor who is helping me get there with your first few suggestions, I can see that now. I think I have different pieces of the jigsaw in my head - its the putting them together that haven't been part of before. Exciting!
  7. So far so good, only 1 hiccup where i couldn't submit an exam, I asked for help & it was fixed within the hour & to make sure I submitted by email. I believe i have a good knowledge of 5 out of the 12 subjects.
  8. I've pressed the go button on the RYA Coastal Skipper Theory course (online) this morning! http://www.navathome.com.au/coastal_yachtmaster/coastal_theory_courses.aspx Got a patient mentor too. Cross everything - blonde on the way! Engage - make it so.
  9. I actually told someone I did this today! Came back to reminisce. Sweet dreams darling Catherine. Thanks to all for egging me on, it took soooo much to get those shots done in those days, I’m so much braver now.. xxx
  10. Still 3 boats out there until everyone is home safe, after that you can resume the fighting
  11. Older sails, 3 tacks 3 days
  12. Agree to survive an out of hospital arrest would be a miracle, never mind the complexities of a life limiting mental health condition. RIP beautiful lady & thank you
  13. Please please please
  14. LC60, HH42 & RP40