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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. What are the Howe's views of the situation. Do they really give a tinkers cuss about winning a beer can race? FFS every boat out there knows who won. Pickle dishes end up in a box in the shed anyway.
  2. Remembering meathooks with blood everywhere, every week!
  3. Bud from Married with Children when caught by Al drilling a spy hole in Kelly's bedroom wall. "I'm drilling a home entertainment system"
  4. Sorry mate, hope the keyboard survived
  5. OK, I hear you but if its not rude question: Spit or swallow?
  6. Probably better to get rid of the wife and get another, younger one who appreciates and takes better care of her sunglasses. Those things can be expensive!
  7. Lots of money in Melbourne for sure but there aren't that many sailors in that category. Those that are are more inclined to spend vast sums on their Couta boats at Sorrento than chase pickle dishes under a flawed rating system that renders their expensive toys obsolete in no time flat. Correct re Marinas, the one on which you park your own boat was more than 40 years in gestation due to council intransigence and yacht club inefficiencies. Statistically, sailing is of interest to less than 5% of the population so who gives a shit about the views of the landlubbers. More marinas wont help, believe it or not there's already a glut of marinas in this town with lots of empty berths - you're on one of them. They built marinas at Docklands to entice investors to buy apartments with the promise of free or low cost berths. Guess what? Most of them have no interest in the marina berths or boating so they remain unused.The new and much touted Wyndham Harbour is a ghost town so far and will need deep pockets to survive on the cash flow they are generating. As for your view that Melbourne is not a sailing city, sorry pal, but that's complete and utter horseshit. You need to get out more often
  8. Absolutely agree re high heels, wouldn't want to damage the headliner.
  9. I think its more to do with the rapidly diminishing depth of the owners bank accounts when they run those bigger boats. I would guess that Rob Date is having more fun with his modified Adams Ten at significantly lower running costs and management logistics compared to those of his old RP52 Scarlet Runner. At least he stayed in the game whereas most ex Div Zero owners seem to have moved on and aren't seen out there sailing.
  10. Maybe get those pointed teeth filed down?
  11. Definitely Royal Navy kit.
  12. Terra Firma, Cookson 50 and Simply Fun, Coombsy's HH42 at Sandy,. Fuck all to get excited about at Royals, Hobbos or Brighton. PC out of the Squaddy is fast by grace of its size compared to what it has to race against but that's about all that can be said about it. The once celebrated Division Zero for bigger, faster boats is long extinct as they have gone the way of the DoDo and the Dinosaur
  13. I hear Wicked Weasel do a nice line in ladies crew wear.
  14. One size fits all? Many would prefer a road less travelled