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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. I'm an Optician and I've seen very mixed results with ordering online. Single vision, distance, intermediate, or near, not many problems. When it comes to bifocals, trifocals and progressive lenses it is important to have them fit properly. It is going to depend on your needs and tolerance. Otherwise you are going to trying to adapt to something that's not quite perfect. Eyeglasses are custom made. Like dental work.
  2. I'm redoing my outhaul while my boat's on the hard. currently set up with 3:1 external block system and I plan on adding an internal 3:1 or 4:1. The boat is a Cal25. Opinions on which would be better? Thanks!!
  3. The headlight restore process. 600-1000-1200 wet-or-dry. Then a ball polisher with Presta Ultra Cutting Creme. Then Meguiars headlight protectant. Or make new ones.
  4. ZZ Top when they were a warm up band for James Gang. Also screwed the same girl Charlie Daniels did. Me first.
  5. Cabot or Mckloskey Man o' War. Or whatever spar varnish that's at you local Lowe's or Home Depot. Not urethane. light sand between coats. Keep it covered when you're not sailing. Mine is going on 11 years. Might revarnish when I get around to the rest next year just to match the shine. Lots of coats good Kevin
  6. Does anybody have any experience with this little meter? Looking to get a little more instrumentation and this caught my attention. https://calypsoinstruments.com/ Thanks for your input!
  7. wow - I like that one! Very simple stopper(s). I think I prefer at least some bury in the noose, though The link is broken now any other links? PM me with your email address. I have the PDF file for the improved soft shackle.
  8. The only problem with that is the cow hitch reduces the strength of the line significantly. Don't remember how much but it think there was some testing on L-36.com site.
  9. I do the same thing except splice a simple locking brummel and use a cheap captive pin shackle cow hitched/luggage tagged on so the shackle stays with the halyard.
  10. The sinle braid to double braid splice is easy and I use a toggle to attach to the sails. Cheap insurance to prevent the halyard from skying is a loop of light line to go around your wrist while fastening the toggle. http://l-36.com/halyard_splice.php http://l-36.com/halyard_toggle.php
  11. Lanocote. Essence of sheep.
  12. Like everything, the threads outlive their usefulness. Except for Random Pic thread, National Cleavage Day,and the Joke thread.
  13. Steppenwolf Monster
  14. Call your county LEO for advice. Keep it locked up until then. Local gun shops may give you some insight on possession and value. Gunbroker is a good spot to get an idea on values. Sell and give her the money.