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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. And yet when cruising boats arrive here on the east coast that are from ports far away they are Bob boats, Davidson boats, Oysters, Amels, Bieker boats... haven't spotted a BrentBoat from any port yet...
  2. Brent is the ugly by-catch in Canada's safety net. What'cha gonna do???
  3. Must get wet feet when some doofus flies by making a big wake...
  4. OK, given that Brent claims one can not be an expert at anything without full immersion in living that experience for 20+ years, how about a list of jobs that would suck under Brent's criteria... - airplane crash expert - STD expert (credit to HFC) - Ebola researcher - proctologist (actually almost any medical field) - garbage can designer - sewage treatment plant designer
  5. Shit, I wouldn't want to be the expert on airplane crashes...
  6. But then you need Thing and his cousin Lefty to work it...
  7. Carbon fiber dog food bowl has been done, about 2/3rds down the page...
  8. That is nonsense. Bob designs in AutoCAD, which means the steel can be cut out quite accurately, and one knows what the hull will look like before it goes together. Whereas with your methods it is a waiting game to see if the stem lines up...
  9. Damn, stereo gear was my second guess - I initially thought turntable stand, it is too small for that though. Brent can only identify steel alloys from the rust patterns on them. Hence the challenge between brushed stainless and carbon...
  10. I think it is a stand for his computer monitor, get it a few inches higher. Carbon fiber because why the hell not!
  11. It isn't my keel. I do have a 35-III, and put in a garboard plug - but thank god it looks a hell of a lot better than that!!!
  12. I owned a boat with a Volvo saildrive installed in it, for years 25-30 of the saildrive's life - and it left my care still looking great and running great. Change the oil, change the anode, no problemo. Hey Brent, doesn't your rant count as uninformed advice from someone with no practical experience in the subject he is talking about? As someone with years of experience I say you are a charlatan...
  13. What I wonder is this - if Brent is such a craftsman and master designer, how come his boat is not the queen of the fleet? It should be the showcase boat, but it is not...
  14. When we are talking about design why would this be a real factor, Brent? Seriously. When I'm looking for an expert I don't need some renaissance man who does it all, I need the expert. The engineer who designed the engine in your boat sure as hell didn't put it together, and doesn't likely live with one. The pilot who flew your airplane to Cuba sure as hell didn't build the plane. If I need a cardiologist I don't care if s/he has had a heart attack, I care if they are well trained experts. If I hired a yacht designer to design me a boat I wouldn't give a rat's ass if they knew how to weld, paint, mix gelcoat, or any other building skills. I'd be looking for an expert in the activity of design. If I happen to be trapped on an island with a pile of sheet steel, welding gear, and you - then we might talk. I suspect I'd just wing it on my own though. So give it a rest. If you can't talk knowledgeably about your design then you are a poor excuse for a designer.
  15. Just curious, when you make up these "client" quotes do you put a sock puppet on your hand and pretend, or is it just in your head???