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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. All three hulls are in the water. The amas should be out of the water when flat so the boat can tack. My mistake, but same applies
  2. A corsair dash weighs less than many f82s, goes quicker and has more room. So I think your learned assessment based on a photo is crap. BTW I have sailed both the boats.
  3. Top effort TOP GUN. Really good performance.
  4. Never follow monos but I would have thought BlackJack would have cost much of that on its own?
  5. No Offence to Perro, but how slow are Catanas. Big Reputation which is consistently not justified. I recalll 8 or so years back a Catana Ocean 47 with a carbon rig full set of excellent sails and one of the worlds best sailors helming it (Phillipe Peche) beat us (seawind 1160 driven by average hacks and no spinnakers) by less than two hours in a 40 hour race. Recent Hammo and Airlie results have not been much more impressive for the Catanas. Like me they just got older and heavier I suspect.
  6. Oooooooooh, Has someone been "tickling the peter"? Do tell. Nothing to tell, Seawind did go into administration many many many years ago, every single customer was looked after, no customer lost anything. As a creditor I lost a bit, but no boat owner or customer lost anything, very very very old news, and incorrect. And possibly defamatory by Mr Hackett. Actually the member who refused to pay fees and refused to answer all communications is the one who started this. I was proudly ON the board when the action to get the monies for the club was started, and have let my position pass to a great bloke who will be in the country for longer than I will this year. Like I said, so far the court has rejected all QCYC arguments. Mid may should see the final picture on this.
  7. Dear me Pete, very nasty. I am just reporting what happened in Court, and I am doing so as a person who was a marina company board member for many years and an owner of a titled berth lease and thus has a strong interest in what is happening around leases along with many many others from my club and marina company who worked assiduously for many years to get the current arrangements in place. I suppose all will know the full story publicly in 5 weeks when the matter returns to court. I will be in attendance on that day to make sure that my asset like the thousands of affected wet berth owners is protected and not endangered by actions of a club whose very own board records indicate that they are in deep financial crisis. Perhaps you should attend and hear the reality not the filtered self serving information. Your board started this fight. No one else did.
  8. And it gets serious now. QCYC got spanked big time in court in Brisbane today. What was most worrying for them wasn't just that they got spanked on their spurious and illegal action, but rather that the PORT of BRISBANE turned up at the hearing to indicate to the court their concerns with QCYC, these people should learn to only pick fights they have at least a chance of winning. Upside is they are not taking B2G entry fees for multis. The fundamental remains, that QCYC's own records indiacte they have a serious cash issue and that they have attempted to assist in solving that by some really dodgy deals.
  9. Be thankful for that. Your entry fee will be safe.
  10. Yes - well done to Grand Large Yachting - for taking the BIG jump and having a go. Xavier and his team should be well proud of what they have achieved.
  11. Almost certainly compression pads
  12. And he didnt constantly run an engine like the S2H boats
  13. very serious, engine stopped on sail boat!!!
  14. No mate, I am concerned for the bigger picture of TMR lease issues, along with all other owners of a sub sub lease on a wet berth in Queensland including the approximately 2000 in the greater Brisbane area. I and other directors of my marina company worked hard along with other clubs etc to get good advances in our relationship with TMR. I would hate to see that affected by any sub lease holder hitting financial difficulty, but if that is going to happen we need a united "rest of us" to maintain the value in our individual assets. Its not a legal stoush I refer to - its your clubs records.
  15. Bit of a worry from what I have heard