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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. + a trilion!!!!!
  2. +1 This is a GP26 thread!!!!! Please post all other maters to another thread NOT in this one.......
  3. Some very dodgy rigging going on there could of at least used a spreader bar for the lift. pretty cool boat btw Boat & cradle weighs very little - very little compression load on those straps Glad you like the boat :)/> Jim I love your boat it looks awesome I am now based in southernwest if Norway and I plan to go to the expo to see the little beast face to face! Please allow me to say that the slings are always in tension.... (It is the structural engineer inside me that talks ...) but I might be wrong in what you meant!
  4. Nice I can put these days into my calender and pop up to the expo....
  5. Windseeker are you gonna have sailing demo's in Olso? Now I am based in the southern Norway (Kristiansand) and I would like to exploit the possibility of having a GP26 here in Norway. So when your coming to Oslo can we have meeting?
  6. Jim are there any updates on the state of the little boat......Is it finished????
  7. Guys in my opinion I think that glass/foam is the optimum solution for the amateur builder and for the richer ones the carbon/foam construction. Why not take andantage of the todays tech and the experience of Jim.....(I am following this thread from the start and I think that Jim demostrated to all of us most of the boat costruction in detail and all the possible points that must have the extra care) I am sure that his drawings and the construction guidelines will create no problem at all for the ammateur builder.... Jim can you give us an update on the status of your boat, have you managed to progress with it at all?
  8. You are correct, and I have always planned to have a large pin at the aft extent of the "base" that will take all the compressive and bending loads. I want to be able to pull this pin easily so I can remove the sprit without too much drama. Ok I thought it was going to be a permenant fixed sprit....I really like your project I check it every day for new posts and I think everybody that reads your this topic apreciates all the effort in educating us on boatbuilding technics.....
  9. Jim I have been following the costruction of the little fella since it had started and the boat is really impressive but as a Structural-Bridge Engineer I am a bit worried about the loads and the bending moments that your sprit has to withstand and the resulting compressive-tensile loads on the stem. Why didn't you go for a pinned sprit solution (the sprint is fixed at the bow with one or two pins and a bobstay)as they do it on the TP52????