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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. Van Wijngaarden Towage services : Amstelstroom Damen Shoalbuster 2609S - 2004 Main engines Bollard pull 2x Caterpillar, type 3508B TA/C, each 820 kW / 1130 HP 30 Ton
  2. Similar occurrence at an oil drilling platform off Huntington Beach. Boat going for the inside didn't look up-cap shroud grabbed an I-beam sticking out from the platform. Full stop, bow out of the water to the keel. Tweaked the mast a bit, but only the top half. The above reminded me of Battlecry's mishap. (pub quiz question for the older dudes on here :-) I'm sure some choice language was uttered when that happened.
  3. I'd start by holding your breath... lol. lol +1 ......... how is he doing ?
  4. Dead down wind on an IOR boat in a bit of breeze, with the inevitable happening............... Haaaaaang Ooooooon !! On a boat with a well oiled crew before every corner of the course ........ "Boys ..... Battle Stations" !!
  5. Eh, Yup. My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next. Helmsman is lucky to have both his ankles.
  6. I thought that became the red Puma training boat... Yup, re-branded in Breskens at the Frans Maas yard '02'ish
  7. Have mixed feelings about his enterprise but you're on the money there. If his second call would be to Conrad to back him with ca$h & boat for the next tour, now that would earn him some real kudos!
  8. This is gonna be good Beer anyone ?
  9. +1 Go Dragon!
  10. And the view from the small cruising cat
  11. Well done Thomas. Fantastic effort. This one will stand for a bit. Salut!
  12. Globetrotter, how is the restoration of Belita coming along ?
  13. If the container doors open after a bit and the content bobs to the surface in large quantities the manufacturers get a bit twitchy. In the below case the manufacturer took responsibility and footed the bill for the cleanup. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-35241869 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-35267735 The story goes that 1 container (containing approx 19000 bottles) was lost in May 2015 and in January 2016 thousands washed up on the Cornish coast.
  14. Actually, they wash up on beaches all the time. Haha ... for the uninitiated : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSC_Napoli She broke her back mid-channel in a gale and was parked 1 mile off the beach in Lime Bay. The biggest issue was people that went 'shopping'. Best stunt was a bunch of blokes that opened up a container with new BMW motorbikes. Not a scratch on them. The authorities soon put a stop to that.