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    • UnderDawg

      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. BP Shife MSG
  2. Just took 32 kg off 4 hives last week. Packing them down for winter now so that the last we will probably take. Been a poor season on the East Coast of Aust for honey
  3. After the latest weather up there is she still in the paddock? In one piece? Spoke to the guy yesterday and she is on her side. Limited damage as far as he can see now, but may put an end to the project. Will wait and see what boat owner says. Madelein's Daughter is no more..............Damage from Debbie was too much and she will be scrapped. Guess it was always a borderline fix from the beginning, but the cyclone damage tipped the scales.
  4. After the latest weather up there is she still in the paddock? In one piece? Spoke to the guy yesterday and she is on her side. Limited damage as far as he can see now, but may put an end to the project. Will wait and see what boat owner says.
  5. Airlie under eye now.
  6. News reporting yacht damage in Airlie. No further advice.
  7. Just talking (texting) to friends in Airlie. Bit windy and now reporting 120 knots at Hamilton. Agree it will be interesting to see Able Pt marina tomorrow. Hope everyone is OK. 1 death being reported due to storm already. Eye forecast to cross early afternoon.
  8. As per above post, some pics of Madeliens Daughter.
  9. Seen Madelein's Daughter today. Labor of love for sure. Can't work out how to post pics from my IPhone. Will post later when have better access next week. In a paddock in Whitsundays. Plan is to get her back to race trim.
  10. Anyone need crew for the 24hr race?? Keen to do this race, and have a leave pass!!!! Looked at Toronto Yacht Club on the weekend but couldn't see anything about crew needed.
  11. We don't have Varoa mite in Aust (as yet). We do have AFB though and some other dramas, but hoping we can keep Varoa mite out for a while yet. My biggest issue is a very poor season. Cant find enough for the girls to eat. Hoping for a better 2nd half of summer than the first.
  12. Funny, we found the exact opposite when we cruised Croatia. On 2 separate occasions and we never had a bad experience anywhere. Guess Port guy was having a bad day??
  13. Done a few. Good fun, not much money. Best way to get a pencilled in spot for next year though if the stars align!!!.
  14. That is an impressive guest list. I wonder what they would all say if they were asked for their 'best' design? RH - Condor? Mirabella? Imp? or many earlier ones before? LD - Pendragon?, Cavaliers? NZL32? BP - Stated a few time Frankie? Night Runner? Icon? FT? Would make for an interesting conversation, but maybe they like them all and find it hard to find a favourite? Seem humble given their talents. I'm with Black, would pay for a Legends dinner ticket!!!
  15. Autonomous driving is definitely the future. We are seeing the last generation that can drive a manual, and that includes heavy transport. I still own a manual 4WD and love driving it, but I am not the new generation. The amount of lives this technology will save will be worth it alone, as well as many other benefits. The Insurance industry will be changed forever, and I will not be sad about that. Just so long as they leave some areas for 'real' drivers for a while yet, I'll be OK. Agree with the above, re: other drivers texting, doing makeup ect and trying to still drive at 100KPH. Would rather trust a computer.