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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. Working now in Kiwiland feed coming thru
  2. Anyone getting live video feed from the app ?
  3. You might also note the date of publication... I had previously read this and assumed it was true.. is it a hoax or not ? http://www.wavetrain.net/news-a-views/190-charter-boat-loses-keel-and-no-one-noticed http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/news/yachting-monthlys-2010-news-review-5646
  4. Re post of mine ref SF Harbour and Flotsam and Jetsam....
  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22476320
  6. We have one too... could perhaps exchange a few key words... and voila.. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6098268/Deadly-hovercraft-was-flimsy-rushed Deadly hovercraft was flimsy, rushed A coroner's investigation into the death of a hovercraft enthusiast has found the failure of the craft was inevitable due to its flimsy nature, rushed construction and lack of testing. Alistair Senior, 40, died when he was struck in the head with the blade of his hovercraft while testing it at Muriwai Beach on July 31. The engineer with a PhD in mechanical engineering built the hovercraft at home over several years to his own design and specifications, without any formal training. In a report released today, coroner JP Ryan said the structure of the hovercraft was light "and that structural failures were inevitable". Inspections by a marine engineer and ship surveyor found "the construction lacked cohesion of rigidity and strength in areas where these attributes were required," including where the propulsion unit was mounted to the hull, he said. "The report also notes that the overall condition of the craft creates an impression of urgency by the owner to make the hovercraft functional, well before it was viable or safe to do so." Ryan said the steering mechanism was not completed before the accident while there was no seat or seatbelt for the pilot or a safety grill for the lift fan. There should have been a static trial run before taking it to the beach that day, Ryan said. "If such a trial had been performed, then the structural failure which occurred may not have had serious, let alone fatal, consequences." There was no evidence that Senior was careless or reckless when building the hovercraft. Senior's partner and daughter were at the beach at the time of the accident.
  7. Presumably it complies with the Jones act being constructed in the USA.... That should make it safe... This might be a destination for them to aim for in NZ... http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/Incident/location.asp