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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. Is Awlgrip really so much better than awlgcraft? I need to choose between the 2...
  2. Thanks for the precise response NoSurrender
  3. I am upgrading my instruments and was wondering if a Vulcan 9 (which has Ethernet) can replay radar and forwardscan from sensors connected to the Zeus 2 at the navstation below...... No one seems to know the answer..... Thanks for your help NoSurrender
  4. Make sure you have the latest cpu software. And enable HLINK. You need performance level. Regards
  5. Probably yes. They are much nicer looking than the new ones. Check lighting modes work properly
  6. Thanks ltsabimmerthing. My question was on outputting the H Link protocol from the H5000 via Ethernet directly to the computer running expedition...Any news on that? Happy Christmas day NoSurrender
  7. Does anybody know if it's possible get the HLINK data out of the H 5000 via Ethernet directly to my boat network and my PC running expedition? Thank you
  8. Problem solved. The sensor in itself is exactly the same. And so is the software inside the box. I finally got mine working but I ended up buying an original B&G cable. It seems that the compass sensor has more than one type of physical output, in different pins of the connector. When trying to use the cable that came with the KVh interface box, I didn't get any color combination to work.... Good that the H5000 is compatible with the gyro compass as well. Thanks Moondster for your help! NoSurrender
  9. In the end, the H5000 is all NMEA 2k, including the 20/20s. That means that somehow the proc sends all data to the displays using N2k. If the way the H5000 encapsulates its own data within the N2k protocol was found, it would be very simple to have expedition send all data to the new 20/20s...
  10. I have spoken with KVH and they claim that the sensor they deliver to B&G is the same as the one in their standard KVH compasses. Same software even. So it may be that B&G changes something in the sensor or forces to output a specific message type somehow....I am at a loss.. Help much appreciated as I would really like to use my KVH sensor with a B&G H3000 system..
  11. Invaluable. Thanks! NoSurrender
  12. Thank you very much Moonduster I have the MEMS version so I need the software upgraded. Will try KVH. Meanwhile, do you have the cable details? That would be great Thank you
  13. Hi, Moonduster Where you able to finally interface a KVH Gyro to a B&G system in the end? I have one which I got on ebay, but I am having some problems...as the Gyro is not being recognised. I know ithe gyro works because when connected to the KVH head end, it works well Does it need a software update perhaps? Thanks a lot NoSurrender
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