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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. never ceases to amaze me what 1 phone call and a slab can achieve.
  2. One reason springs to mind. Tiny Elf was thinking of it. Mafioso!
  3. Was away for the weekend so didn't get to ask anybody what Living Doll was doing out last Thursday night into Friday morning. Private overniter? Very stealthy.
  4. Serious fracture of the mast foot on Living Doll. Apparently went with a big bang. More teething problems, or just way too light? Hearing rumors that the laminate schedule for the hull frames was stuffed up and she's just a daysailer. A lot of lead up/shakedown time lost before Hobart. Hope they can get it sorted in time. Old Doll on the Hard at Royals too. Also saw Cougar in the yard at Sandy with rig out , stays and spreaders off. Last couple of Div zero races have been pretty bruising, i wonder if they've got issues or just programmed maintenance. Nothing obvious wrong with mast or hull. Good to see Flirt on or near the pace lately and Georgia clearly improving with each race.
  5. "Seem to remember a Melbourne crew of amateur part time weekend warriors was good enough to hand the panties back to the "All Star" fleet at Hammo this year." their tactician last sturday was a Sydneysider who put them OCS at the first start. but Malato wouldn't have seen that from a div2 boat would he?
  6. if you're inferring that SHITE sailing does'nt happen in Sydney, you've never been there.
  7. re: pig rooters testy lot are'nt ya! mind you dont' pull a heartstring. anybody notice a few boys from Cookson's making expensive noises downstairs on Living Doll? less than a week in country and out of the water getting serious work before first race. wonder if it will be playing this w'end and with whom? i seem to recall some stinky breath didn't share my view on this either fuck it
  8. so i'm an idiot because i reckon 38's are pig rooters? mate, we've both done enuf miles on the things to know it's the case. masthead kites wont change what goes on underneath now will they? no more than prodders on 47's though eh? might get them going earlier but they'll still trip over themselves at the same speed they always have.
  9. masthead kites on 38's = lipstick on pig still most fractional 38's appeared faster than SC on sat
  10. ha! that's bloody ripe coming you breath of 10,000 cocks.
  11. if you mean we'll see it in the slings a lot. i don't expect it will set the world on fire immediatley. i may be proved wrong, but it may take till after hobart or SGW before we see it's true potential. if iam wrong it will be due to the hiring of some heavier hitters than are currentlyon the personnel list. don't get me wrong now! i'm not having a crack at one of the best crews in the country,( see airlie and hammo results) but to get this boat on the money straight away, they'll probly have to get some help. it will definitley look hornbag full on evil robot chubby fast, but it may get lost in the pack of slightly larger boats of the same generation at christmas. at least it shouldn't howl at the moon like the latest batch from Rachel Pweeughw. can't wait to see it lit up in the flesh, and all the best to mike and the guys.