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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. Looking nice, hope to see more as build progresses.
  2. Somehow I have become "Albatross" instead of "Trimariner" ??? I have no idea how this happened? But I would prefer to be "Trimariner" as I have been from the beginning. If anyone or Sailing Anarchy can explain this or point me in the right direction to recover my original handle it would be very much appreciated. Cheers all. O:)


  3. Woohoo! Good news of your recovery and the Frogs launch. Love to see some pics asap. Congratulations and good luck.
  4. Bring on the TransPac. the final decider. What an epic this one will be. Cheers. O:)
  5. The 2 Mods are still only 1 to 2 nm apart and both have led at times. Phaedo about 1,5 nm in front with round 130 nm to go. Such a shame Morticia had to retire as the conditions would have been close to ideal for her. Hope they can sort the issue in Sint Maarten and give a good show in the Heineken. Looks like Phaedo will prevail but they are still very close and could yet pull an upset. What a match race they have had. Cheers all. O:)
  6. Now that just "CANT" work Stealthily. LOL.
  7. Piver designed flip sheet cams 40 or more years ago almost the same as the ones pictured but his cams were mounted on a hinge plate where the angle was below the line of pull. Under capsize loads this would flip and the cam would release the sheet. Identical to the up side up theory but not released electronically. Not much new under the sun! Cheers all.
  8. Soma, I wasn't calling you out although looking back it seems that way. I am happy for you in your new position. I am well aware of how strong the bonds are in the Gunboat family particularly with you. I think that it was a good move for HH to grab them up when they were available, and and it was a good move for them as well. Once again the commissioning captain is in the position of being the only person on the planet with hands on knowledge of a new design that has just been launched. I am not sure how he does that. I look forward to seeing you in Cannes as well, and to hear more about the future of Gunboat, they still remain close to my heart, and I wish you all the best. I feel fortunate to be able to occasionally hitch a ride on the deliveries of any of the luxury carbon fiber cats, GB or HH, beggars can't be choosers, I just like to drive them. Soma, congratulations, best wishes, following with interest. Cheers.
  9. They came back and we're glad they did! No one hurt either. Great results, Cheers all.
  10. A weighty problem, talk of the town, time to move on to handicaps, where there will be sure to be more room for RUMbuctious arguments! er discussions. As "Aeolus" my classic Buccaneer 37' dropped her rig during the round whitsunday race we will not be racing but its going to be the best line up of multihulls in a long time and gives great hope for the future. Cheers all and best wishes for a breakage free ABRW & Hamilton Island RW.
  11. Soma, I think thats the starting price for the Rapido 60' Trimaran which has a much better shape, Morelli & Melvin lines. Built in Vietnam by Paul Koch of Corsair fame and partners. Think I would go for the Rapido if I could afford it. Love to hear how your sail goes though. Cheers.
  12. Same area on the Derwent where Cynophobe also capsized recently, known for big bullet gusts of 40kts, Full main also apparently. All 3 crew OK but very cold at the time. Picked up by a passing fishing boat and returned to Hobart. Boat towed back to Hobart upside down relatively undamaged structurally. Not sure about the rig. Expected to survive & sail another day. All I know so far. Cheers all.
  13. Thanks all, hard to get the news down under. Cheers.
  14. WTF, no tracker? anyone help. Cheers. Great opportunity to compare the West coasts top 3 Tris, Orien Mod 70', Tritium 73' Orma modified and Mighty Merlo. Desperate for news???
  15. Awaiting Soma's or any sailing reports, Agree graphics could be much more complimentary, Shape looks good, congratulations Paul. Cheers.