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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. Problem solves itself. http://abcnews.go.com/US/tampa-man-arrested-allegedly-killing-neo-nazi-roommates/story?id=47564558
  2. Well... to stop creep in UHMWPE line, it's heat treated, albeit IIRC under load. And you have informed me that HN is heat set, so...
  3. Makes sense. What occurs to me upon reading your explanation is that there would be some shape loss up to the point that the UHMWPE then takes up the load, then the loss would effectively stop, which is still less than a pure Dacron would offer, yes?
  4. KDH, I'm not sure why: --given UHMWPE's well known characteristics, one of which is lack of stretch; --given that HN cloth uses UHMWPE fibre in the warp; that the UHMWPE would do nothing to counter cloth stretch, especially as opposed to polyester (Dacron)?
  5. Snags, I just commented/replied on your comment; I just didn't agree with your assertion, but I stand by your right to make it. Don't retract on my account...
  6. BJP: wonder whether the maker could stitch the clews with PTFE? Might solve the stitching failure. And of course UV covers are designed to be sacrificial, you surely can't complain about that? My understanding of Dacron vs Hydranet is that the longevity overall is similar, but whereas Dacron stretches in a year, HN holds shape for most of its life.
  7. I'm yet to hear anything bad about Hydranet. Would you cite or share the details? My sails are elliptical head, so square ish?
  8. as Mr sparrow's friend Mr Barbossa would say, "Them's only guidelines..."
  9. I don't agree, Snags. ATTEMPTED suicide, along with a note or such: that's to get attention. It appears that Cornell's last tweet was a positive one, and he quietly did himself in. He meant it, if you ask me
  10. Search function just too difficult for ya, is it?
  11. I'm gonna second the suggestion re: Hydranet. I have triradial jib and main and three years into them, including some racing, they are doing very well.
  12. SD: as you gain experience, you will learn that in some areas, within a space of a couple miles or even less, holding can vary greatly...
  13. I don't particularly like Siegel, but in my experience from the Ches through the central Gulf, however outdated in some cases...there are FAR more anchorages/data points listed in AC than in WG. By a large margin. Had I been using WG I'd have missed all sorts of anchorage possibilities. But my POV is that both products' value is in finding anchorage, not in navigating per se.
  14. Pearls and swine, bereft of me...
  15. Back to the discussion, and I'd like to hear from Siegel if he'd be so kind: what happens to the 'free' aspect, ergo the AC website? Alternatively, what is this going to mean for those of us using Navionics products to access the AC database?