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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. Hi Slick, the one in Eden NSW.... Any goss?? ;-)
  2. Not sure on the details I'll see if I can chase up some info. Some 920's like Big Bird have been sailed hard with no problems. The one I'm looking into doesn't fold, but sounds okay.
  3. Thanks Corley, do you know where the beams break? is there anything i should be looking for in particular?
  4. has anyone had the privilege of sailing both types of Tri to give a comparison? Are there any sea handling issues with either boat? Any opinions valued, thanks :-)
  5. Check it out!! http://www.graingerdesigns.net/trimarans/tr36-trimaran/
  6. the gold coast seaway is continually dredged to help the long shore drift or littoral transport of some 200,000m^3/year of sand. it is helping sustain the natural flow of sand to the north
  7. http://www.windrushyachts.com.au
  8. Check it out!! i hope they get it over the line this time around http://www.aroundaustraliayachtrace.com/race/first-entries/
  9. back on topic.... if i was to buy a second hand F boat or Grainger, which are my 2 preferences, is there an easy method to identify a suspect beam?
  10. Just say it's "composite" they don't have to know that wood is in the composite. When they say wood they're thinking plank on frame REAL WOOD. I wrote DuraKore epoxy in the build section, fingers crossed!! I love the look of the Grainger 920. Tony does have some beautiful designs Anyone want to help me sail it from Tassie to Noosa???? (hold that thought, i need finance approval first)
  11. Everyone was doing fine until you stepped in, just saying.... Back to the F22, a popular boat at a good price
  12. The yellow one seems nicer although the white one might have the more s/h friendly cockpit layout. Interior space isn't great in either. How much a 9m Farrier go for in AUS? Heres an australian F-9rx http://yachthub.com/list/boats-for-sale/used/trailer-boats/farrier-f-9rx-trailerable-trimaran/171893
  13. $66/month, seems cheap for a 60K trimaran,,,,
  14. I've just got the ball rolling for finance on Slick Willie, after a quick chat with a finance guy, does anyone know who does insurance on Graingers built in composite construction?
  15. you've gone for the"R", i only wanted the standard model with dacron, no spinnaker!! I think Ian is fairly honourable.