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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. See you're all dumb as pigshit as far as His Lordship is concerned. I told you DoUgiE would be here and put you right. Come on DouGiE we want more red type and some RED printed caps. You know you really want too.
  2. You're all WRONG, When dOuGiE LoRd gets here he'll put you all right. He's an expert at Veal Heal. DoUgIe - come on down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. G'day Guy's I have a question - Why do these boats sail so bow down? Bas
  4. Turpintine as the first poster suggests. Soak a rag and lay on top of the stickyback numbers. Once you can peel them off just use turps on a rag and soak again. you can use a putty type knife to scrape the glue off
  5. So the same shit goes on and on and on. Is there no end to this neverending regurgitated crap? For Christ sakes Dougie get some new material/photos. I come here to read about new and interesting stuff about foils, not what heppened to the pond toy 2 or 3 years ago. Please be a good man and move on.
  6. G'day Honestjohn, I'm on the Gold Coast in the middle of Woods Strike 16 build. Modded and stretched to 5.6 metres. Am looking at a Mike Waters W17 wingmast build. Hope to meet up at next years Heaven Can Wait regatta. Yeah I agree the S22 is a very cool boat and for somebdy is the US a good buy when taking the exchange rate into account. Those bow foils are interesting I would have thought they might encourage an endo once the bows started to dig in. Bas
  7. Maybe this would do the trick. Doesn't self right though. I thought that was the reason we sail multis - we love the sour taste in our mouths when we scare the shit out of ourselves. http://www.s-boat.com.au/
  8. Doug, Your 15 foot foiler will never happen - you spend so much time on these forums you'll never get out of the house. And if you're basing your new boat on the "Fire Arrow's" hops and jumps its not a very definitive reason to move on to the next model is it? Seriously, wouldn't you need to have had the "Fire Arrow" sailing all over the shop in all wind strengths before moving on? Bas
  9. Now that looks fairly interesting. It does look vaguely familiar though.
  10. Guy's please cease any further discussion on the subject otherwise he who shall not be named will launch into another tirade and you (or me) will be told YoUr'E WrONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  11. Come on Alcatraz, what about a few pictures???
  12. FFS Russell, Get over it!
  13. Hi Gary, Any chance of an update on Frog? Tony
  14. No input other than the Grainger is probably a 20 years newer design than the Crowther.
  15. The little pencil drawing done by Foiley King with the 3 T foils was already done in real life around 1981 by an inventive Kiwi by the name of David Knaggs. So sorry DoUgiE you're too late to claim this one as a world first. This whole book is worth a read http://www.coolmobility.com.au/Yacht/LightBrigade.pdf - but check out page 133 re - the Knaggs foiler