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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. The Wobbly Club in Antigua is my favorite. The "facilities" include one table with uneven legs. There are no members, only commodores. Buy a round and you just became the commodore. Elections held every night starting at 5ish...
  2. A Mark Ellis designed Catamaran. Double Nonsuch 60?
  3. I am in! Maybe on a faster boat this time!!!
  4. Did you sell the 90 yet? On the market? I have not sold her. She is listed for sale but I will only sell if someone really wants to buy her. Most people have called thinking they could get her for a song. Not the case. Instead I am converting her to original specs for a J/90. She should be in the water next week with her new rig up and tuned. It will be another month until we have the new sails and then we are going to play with her for a while. I hate to steal from the 88 thread. Anyone with any other questions about it can post in the j/90 thread that is on here somewhere.
  5. I agree! The boat will make my wife and son alot happier. Plus, it fits better with the area and boats I sail against on a regular basis. i am sure they will release more details soon. Otherwise, there won't be anything for the forums to bitch about!
  6. Don't be too surprised. It takes awhile to build a boat! Your dealer will get more info to you shortly. I am pretty psyched about getting ours. I worked on my 90 for a few hours yesterday and will be happy to have a boat with an interior!
  7. I have number 8 coming. Going to just do a simple setup. VHF and wind , depth and speed from Raymarine. We don't really need much more than that.
  8. So... $68,000 for the boat $7,000 for shipping a container $1,000 for import duty $76,000 base price on the East Coast
  9. Anyone know what a SSC27 costs?
  10. That would be a nice ride but it is not going to happen unless you want to spend top dollar on a custom project. If you do, call me!
  11. Nice try! I am getting #8...
  12. I would much rather have a marine head vs. a porta pottie. Most ports in the Northeast have pumpout boats that are readily available. I never have to carry poo around with me or touch it! With a porta pottie, you have to take a brief case of poo off the boat and find an approved place to dump it. if you use the blue chemicals, so your $160k boat doesn't smell like poo, you are not allowed to dump them down a regular toilet. You have to go to a pumpout facility. Never underestimate the power of a newbie! I have twice seen them screw up a porta pottie and dump poo in the bilge of a boat.
  13. Ours comes in September! Can't wait!
  14. I think you hit the nail on the head there. The lifting keel will eat up what interior accommodations you can get on a boat of this size. Anybody ever been aboard a Hinckley 42DS? The lifting keel took over the cabin and made it worthless.
  15. Isn't that the J/100?