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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. BS is all talk. No talk=no BS. Simple as that. There is no substance there.
  2. Veegs: No names needed. I understand. Well, if you read my post, number one priority on the list and the easiest one to satisfy is to "give the client what he wants". Then comes the other hard parts. And they are essential. Note that I list, as Evans calls it, the "ego" part last. "Ludwig, you think you are so hot. Why,,,you are just another composer full of ego." I know I can sound like an ass hole here but I don' give a fuck. I've done this. Over and over I have done this. Apparently I have done it well. I have had clients come back for second custom designs. I could play all Mr. Modest but why should I. I have my legacy in this business and I have my dog. Don't care about the rest. Now, I have to go feed my dog and then make dinner for my wife.
  3. Alu toe rail;? Not a Chris Craft.
  4. "One, in Scotty Bay, broke up under her own weight ,in an extremely sheltered location, on soft mud." Does BS really expect us to believe this BS? Ronin: Great story. My son Max was offered a swimming scholarship to the Coast Guard Academy. That would have been my dream. But he turned them down. We were talking about this a week ago and I asked him why he turned them down. He had quite a few scholarship offers but I did not remember the Coast Guard one. He said that he had been sailing and came in and watched some Coast Guard guys piddling around on a CG boat and he thought "That's not what I want to do." He now works for Lockheed-Martin in the flight simulator group doing 3D modelling. He swims in Masters swim meets now. He kicks ass.
  5. Expat: Correct. The fly bridge is primarily for docking or close quarters maneuvering.
  6. Oh, that George and that Dave. Anything with George sounds like fun. Don't think Ruby is a banned breed.
  7. Not really Veegs. I'm a simple man who understands simple talk. You are confusing me. It sounds lie you are working hard NOT to say things. I suggest a few cold nights with Jack London.
  8. The name of the yard is MUVOR.
  9. Not sure I can bring Ruby to Hawaii. But my son loves Hawaii so I think the time will come when we will show up on your doorstep, Australian style, with our bags. " We'll only stay a few weeks, fair dinkum."
  10. Sure Whisper, then what would you have, a BS boat. Your boat is a thing of beauty that can sail circles around anything BS ever touched. You have to have some pride.
  11. Rusty Rutherford, is the West Coast sales manager for Harken. I have known him forever. He is frequently in the PNW visiting clients. No, not boatbuilders, although he does stop by the Betts yard when he's here. Rusty visits logging companies and other manufacturing plants where they use Harken blocks and other Harken hardware.. So this BS from BS about flimsy yotty blocks is just more BS from BS. I am not logger but I suspect loggers are not inclined to trust their lives to flmsy blocks. The East Coast Harken rep, forget his name, the guy whop takes care of PSC, sells most of his Harken products to the logging industry. I had no idea.
  12. BS: You weaseled. If you had produced a good product Smack would have acknowledged it. But you build shit and you know it. You weaseled. Whisper: I have some great exchanges with owners of my boats over on Facebook. Lots of good natured ribbing and fun. But I really enjoy the daily stream of owner feedback I get. BS can't comprehend what it's even like to have the number of boats out cruising that I have. It's beyond his little weasel brain. I'll post those owner's comments here when they are interesting. Note I also post the name of the poster if you want to verify.
  13. Whisper: A guy on Cruisers Forum challenged BS to build some blocks for him so he could test them. It might have been Smackers. He was willing to pay. BS did his usual when cornered and weaseled out.
  14. Four? Wow, you really must have a lot of design experience! Nope, four very crude and amateurish, low performance boats that border on the dangerous. Your work speaks for itself BS, loud and clear. You are a hack.
  15. " All my designs" All three of them. The same ones that have never changed in 30 years. If you ever had an imagination, it stopped 30 years ago. Just as well. You were not good at it.