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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Classic photo Smackers.
  2. Jon: The amount of Bondo on a boat is very hard to measure. So much of the Bondo that get applied during the build ends up on the shop floor after the long boards go over it. I would never be glib about how much Bondo went on a boat. But having watched the carbon cutters go through the fairing phase there is no way in hell that there is 30 gallons on the faired hull. I think I got a number from Jim Betts estimating the Bondo amount. I would have posted ithe were obviously. Bondo left on the hull would be close to 3 gallons max at least at the level we are building.
  3. I keep a small supply of Marmite just to separate the men from the boys.
  4. Blitz: That's just my office supply. I have more in the pantry and more in the fridge. Daniele took a whiff of it. I think that look is the same in any language. No Vegemite for Daniele.
  5. Apparently producing a set of lines for some people is impossible. Not in this case. In two days I coached Daniele and he produced a finished hand drawn set of lines, first hand drawing he had ever done. His lettering is atrocious and on top of that he's a lefty. But he most certainly understood the lines fairing process. This morning we took a set of "master curve" offsets from the hand drawing and input them into Autoship to get a digital model of the boat. With that done Daniele was able to do four revisions to the original hand drawn hull until we arrived at a place where the shape looked good and the numbers were on target. Then we went for sushi! Now Daniele is working on a layout to my specs. Not bad progress for almost four days. Tonight? PASTA PUTANESCA with Daniele doing the coaching.
  6. Yes, that is what I was getting at. It's there but there is not much there.
  7. Yes, but displ remains the same and the change in the curve will be minimal. I have never done a stab curve for twin keels but I believe this to be so.
  8. I will go with 12 metre on this. I like the idea of thinking of "stability" as being subjective. It's like saying "How stiff is the boat?"
  9. My friend Mark ON FREYA only started racing this spring. He started sailing about a year and a half ago. He is a newbie by any definition. This is quite a challenge for him. But he's a big strong man. Highland Games type, and not a quitter.
  10. I would not even step on deck, let alone go below. I bet you can smell BS coming from a block away.
  11. Daniele holds up his completed hand drawn set of lines for a 48' chine powerboat. Not bad for a young man who had never done any hand drafting before. Tomorrow we transfer that shape to the computer and have some more fun with it.
  12. BS does not know what "reasonably good looking" is. If he did he sure as hell could not draw it.
  13. Don't feel bad about typos to me Yigael. I am a miserable typist and a lousy speller. I can out typo you any day.