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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. It's the heart of the matter. Today, nationality simply does not carry the same importance that it did 150 years ago, since people do not hesitate to move around the globe to work with a community, or a business, or a team, in which they believe. Should we criticise, for example, Artemis who manage to create a close-knit family out of multiple nationalities? I admire them precisely for that reason!
  2. At low velocities (less than ~ Mach 0.3), air and water basically behave the same. Ship hulls have been tested in wind tunnels and the results are just fine. The major difference between ships and aircraft is not the behaviour of the fluid but the presence of the water surface. This interface changes the flow physics, introducing for example waves and (for foils) reduced lift when approaching the surface. For an aerospace engineer, this may take some getting used to (it did for me). Furthermore, free-surface flow allows ventilation and water cavitates while air does not.
  3. Sure : And there are less exotic ones too...
  4. Just take the third, second, and fifth digit of that distance, and you'll cover the whole in less than a day...
  5. This. I'd be happy to see an AC50 with movable flaps on the horizontal rudders, controlled by the helmsman via an aircraft-style yoke or stick instead of a wheel. I like the foilers, I like the AC pushing foiling technology forward, and it seems to me that the biggest gain yet to be made is in the control of these boats. More reactive ride height control allows more unstable (i.e. faster) foils, more effective manoeuvres, possibilities for two boats to get closer... and it frees the crew from just pumping fluid to control the main board rake continuously.
  6. RC isn't Teaky...
  7. New episode...
  8. We all have to eat... When you have a mortgage to pay, and children to feed, any noble stance on nationality is quickly forgotten.
  9. Obvious to pick the competitor which you think will improve most. If a team is on a steep learning curve, it's best to try and beat them early while they're still near the bottom of the curve, instead of taking them on later when they have improved even more.
  10. The one time I ended up in the clink, I smiled. Why not? Uh....because it's unnatural? Appearances help... Myself, if I don't smile for a photograph I look like a mass murderer. At least, with a grin like that, someone who opens her file does not immediately suspect her of killing kittens.
  11. Big deal. Points right back to this page. We have come full circle...
  12. Sorry, repost... This one is probably my current favourite:
  13. And if you do not know the last one, here's the original. Don't watch unless it's Friday.
  14. Stumbled on The Lounge Kittens a few weeks back, and I'm hooked. This is so brilliant.
  15. No specific advice on alcoholism, just a comment or two about seeking help (which have already been made, but which I support): First, deciding to seek help is already half of the solution to the problem. Second, you have to find the therapy / therapist which works for you. A person who is wonderful for someone, may not work for someone else. And all psychologists know this. Therefore, there is no shame in testing out different solutions, different therapists, until you find one who can really help you.