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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. The needs of what "Majority"? People who own a boat? People who want to own a boat? People who race a boat? People who want to race a boat? People who own a sailboat? People who want to own a sailboat? People who race a sailboat? People who want to race a sailboat around buoys? People who want to distance race sailboats? How about the entire population of the country? I want my money going to the things that interest me.
  2. I see the Great White Google Monster did it again. Lake Pee politely explained to DumbLardass that Stereolithography does not build with metal at 4:06. SL has always been plastic parts formed on a platform in a vat of light sensitive liquid polymer. The process was invented, named, patented and a company formed, 3D Systems, in 1986. Chris O followed up with additional details about the lack of experience, education and intelligence of The Doug Beast at 4:28. Then DumbLoser made one of his infamous mad dash Google searches to "prove" his point. AS USUAL, DirigibleLump found a website with matching search terms, his idea of "research", which he immediately posted a link to. Had DistopianLouse actually read the result of his search, he would have found that the page was simply a listing of several machine shops and proto makers. Had he actually looked at just one of the COMPANY website he would have seen that some of them do Stereolithogray AND several types of metalwork. This groundbreaking revelation was posting at 4:45!!!!!!!!! It took only 39 minutes for this scathing rebuttal to be posted. Only 39 minutes to post a link to a website which proves that DL is the one who "don't know what (he is) talking about". AS USUAL, the DL made a fool of himself by citing websites about things he has no education, experience, or knowledge of any kind. ONLY 39 MINUTES TO MAKE A FOOL OF HIMSELF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A NEW RECORD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. What video are you people looking at? All I have seen is a massively overpowered, half-length ama, non-performing, RC trimaran, that heels too far back and would flip over in a slight breeze if it weren't excessively wide. Doogie constantly refers to the main hull foiling, but all that I can see is HEELING. ANY model tri can "fly" the main hull with enough wind. A Hobie 14 can "fly" a hull, but it certainly isn't foiling. There is no evidence of foiling by the main hull. The blow-up by L.O.T. shows the ridiculous amount of rearward heel which causes the leeward "foil" to acquire about a 30degree angle of attack. This might cause a momentary lift until the A.O.A. returns to normal. This "DOES NOT" constitute flying. It is sad that ChubbyDougie would post a video of his failure and then try to convince this crowd that it was doing something that his own video clearly shows it isn't. He should read the story of the Emperors New Clothes, and realize that he is nekkid.