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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. Mortica I think the smallest boat in the fleet is a Sea Cart 30 from Australia with new foils . They have gone all the way to the States to hopefully show their stuff .Get it on yellow brick
  2. I don't know about anyone else but I think it is a poor show from Oats .They can still sail as they are on there way home or to Eden .Why didn't they finish the same last year a blown mail and they have to retire .personally I think it is bad sportsmanship .I was taught to finish if you can not just give up if you can't win. What are these professional sports man teaching our young sailors .
  3. I have a foam sandwhich boat in my back yard .It was washed up in a storm and has a bit of damage on the aft deck and small repair needed on the top sides .Very easy work for sumone that knows glass work .I did intend to fix her but health problems got in the way .Have sails mast keel rudder etc. Located Airlie beach $1500
  4. The Qmyc are talking about buying a load cell that will be sent around so everyone can be weighed with the same equipment. Stand buy and see what happens .
  5. Tony Considine has asked for a resolution to Mad Max being deleted from the OMR rating and he and the committee have come up with this .Max will be reinstated with there old rating number and will not have redress for the extra weight they have added .As I said before maybe this would not have happened if Tony was in town and only proves he is the gentleman we thought he was . All the best for Mad Max and its crew for these two regattas very well sailed.
  6. Any load cell gets more accurate the closer it gets to its limits so weighing a 2 ton boat on a 40 ton truck scale is not on
  7. Tony, I'm sorry to say this as I have always had the greatest respect for you and the way you have supported the multis in so many ways, more than anyone I know .Maybe this would not have happened if you where in town but as this stands I just see Mad max as refusal to weigh against the OMR committee ruling and that to me is just cheating The qmyc officals asked you to reweigh and the Hamilton island race committee or Denis Tompson told you it would give you a rating anyway .I see this as not supporting the OMR rule and cheating .This is also protestable , this is in the notice of race.
  8. It is reasonably cheap to weigh a boat under 4ton we use a franer and price is between $250 -$150 if there are several boats to do at one time .Not a lot as a certifed weight is good for 4 years
  9. As I have said a single point lift is the most acurate way to weight heavy loads . This means a certified ( which means tested every year )load cell in between a lifting systm as in grane ect . NO a weigh bridge is not accurate and is no longer an option .A couple of boat weighed 150 kg heavier than our load cell . My belief in OMR is very high,as rating systems go it is better than any other rating system out there and the new changes have been made to make it as fair as possible for all competitors for this reason we need all involved with OMR to support it and that also means race committees with there own agender
  10. The following message was sent to all competitors and the boats that this rule change affected on the wed 17th .All boats complied except Max with a down right refusal leading to his OMR removal . The committee advises that the weighing protocol for the QMYC 3 point system has been shown to be faulty and boats under 4000k are likely to have inaccurate weights outside the required OMR limits .Such boats are advised to be re weighed by the single point method as soon as possible.
  11. I thought this is a regatta that will run under the OMR rating rule Or so it says on the notice of race .Why is mad max aloud to race as they are not recognized in OMR. ‚ÄčIt seems Hamilton Island have there own rating rule now .
  12. Mad Max has been removed off the OMR excel spread sheet as she no longer rates under the OMR rule . Mad Max was the only boat to refuse to re weigh after the Brisbane scales were declared inaccurate. All boats where given 5 days notice before Hamo with only one boat not complying.
  13. Apparently a farrier owner has been told that he can not use his foil boards over 10 knots . Another great Farrier design .Go Figer
  14. Tide is going to change at 2256 and start running out that will slow down some of the next boats . Topgun 3rd on OMR should be at the leads at the change so they will be going against it and Fantasia with the tide picking up 2-2.5 hours after that and they are 2nd on OMR at the moment Have a good night boys and good luck .
  15. forecast is very light overnight .Looks like they will be punching the surf zone all night