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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. Well that's helpful.
  2. For what its worth Stickie, I split a hard shell helmet open on a tree in a bike accident as a kid. Explains a lot, no? But your point is dead on.
  3. I'm not interested in mandating a thing! Don't wear a helmet or life jacket if you don't want to, unless you're on my boat, in which case your options are: wear the jacket or sail with someone else. But this thread started out about kids wearing helmets, not about mandating it.
  4. I don't understand the vehemence every time someone notices that someone else is doing something safe. If you don't want to wear a helmet, don't - but why do you care if someone else does? The same thing happens over lifejackets from time to time. On my boat, crew wear inflatables. You don't have to sail on my boat, so why do you care?
  5. Aren't they all in Maine and racing under one family?
  6. Don't you people have siblings or wives you can go fight with?
  7. I don't know what the X5 firmware is - haven't updated it myself yet. I'll try to get to the boat this PM to check it out. Per Raymarine's site a moment ago, I'm not going to be able to get the update file to use through C series plotter. Looking elsewhere on line.
  8. Patrese, I will try to rig it the way you describe. The issue issue is that from Raymarine's documentation and my fooling around with the system, I understand that the C80 does not output wind data. I'm looking into updating the firmware now. JWA
  9. Good evening, guys. I missed that were some posts after I last checked in. I appreciate your input, and apologize for not acknowledging it. Right now the network is a little convoluted, I think because of a set of uncoordinated upgrades. The i50/i60 instruments are networked over NG. That network also incorporates the Raystar GPS receiver. There are two five port devices in the network. One has its five ports configured as follows: Terminator. Power. i50 (speed). i50 (depth). Blue bus cable. The second is a NG to standard connector. It is configures: Bus cable. Raystar. ST Output to C80. Blanking plug. Bus cable. At the far end of that Bus cable is a T connector with a terminator on the throughput, and a spur to the i60. The pilot is not on the network directly, apparently. It is connected to the C80. What I tried was taking a spur from the blanking plug on the NG / ST converter to the X5. This had the effect of creating the loop you guys have described above. The data from the C80 is coming into the X5 on screw terminals. How about I disconnect the output from the C80 to the X5, and insert another NG / ST converter into the bus, with the ST output to the 6002, and the only data signal to the X5 from the 6002?
  10. Some old guy is impersonating KD.
  11. For me its Evo. He saved me once many years ago when I was lost in the mire of life, and he saved me again when he died, reminding me to get out there and do it. Cheers, Simon. Thank you.
  12. It took me a while to decide which thread to post this on, but in the end I decided I like this thing. Freighter Canoe
  13. A local one is LITIGATOR
  14. Good luck to you guys. I'm jealous beyond words. Have a safe and fast voyage tomorrow!
  15. What kind of program can't afford helo time anyway?