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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. Beautiful! What's the thinking behind carrying the bilge keel line forward?
  2. How did you manage to choose such like-minded neighbours Kim? You must have to pass an exam in boat taste before you're allowed to buy there!
  3. Many congratulations Ed, she looks like a very smart woman.
  4. very good. Mind, having seen the entrances to Moreton Bay, there's nothing too difficult about our pilotage. And there's no dugongs threatening us. They can break a man's arm with one blow of their wing, dugongs can.
  5. My missus grew up in Sydney, with a certain amount of sailing. When we got together in London I nervously showed her my creeklands, the Thames Estuary and its offshoots. For our first day time date I took her for along the ballast wharfs on the Greenwich peninsula. (I'm a great one for putting your worst foot forward). I took her to "my" cunt of a river in Essex, and she loved it, the quiet, the maritime culture, its modesty. Then she took me to Sydney and I thought "you were just being kind", once I'd seen Sydney Harbour and the Hawkesbury. She even says that she finds the sailing more interesting, how the pilotage and tides are more of a challenge. She's even stopped accusing me of conspiring against her when we have to start at an unsocial hour to make a tide. We now live in an old wooden house overlooking the cuntriver, with our boat on a mooring outside. She is happy there. I am lucky.
  6. Did anyone notice that the front has fallen off the car? Most strange.
  7. Gosh. Do you understand the shroud attachment thing going on? An adjustable shroud base?
  8. Kim, she's a triumph. One of the boats of the century. But you know that.
  9. The MacGuffin Gambit: a deliberate sacrifice that makes the client identify with the project
  10. Kim, you have to admit that to someone who doesn't know the boat, the view from astern would be baffling, especially given the stern roller!
  11. Are you going to the presentation about the Polar Bound next week in London?
  12. I used to be a bit OCD about phone numbers, back in the days when we had them. I realised once, that I'd forgotten the name of the beautiful red headed girl I went out with as a schoolboy: not weird in itself, but I could remember her phone number.
  13. I absolutly get what you are talking about... but you are talking to someone who lines up all the furniture in my house to exactly fall of the lines in the wood floors. I really want to build a house with poured concrete floors just to get rid of the lines. But hey, crazy is fun right Be careful not to step on the bears.
  14. And it has a transom mounted rudder I see. There is a lot of variation between suffering 1010s isn't there? I see sugar scoops, old keels, new keels, modern rudders, boxy coachroofs, angular coachroofs, massive caravan coachroofs.Can you explain about the rudder on your friends' boat? My friend did decided to mount the rudder on the stern to free up space in the cockpit. His rudder is very good ballanced and he can leave the rudder and the boat still keeps a cours. The auto pilot is mounted on the trim flap and use less energie and when you need a quik direction change you grab the helm and steer to the coars you want, the trim flap is relatif small and wants still to steer the other direction but the rest off the rudder takes control. That sounds an interesting arrangement. I'll poke around his website. Thanks
  15. I've always thought that photos TELL us how tame things were. Our imaginations make it worse, and that's no bad thing.