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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. WOW!
  2. All good Bob! A June launch would great! Hey how is the boat being built in Sweden...? fs
  3. OK Boys... I think Bob needs to create a new thread entitled - "All of my NEW projects rolled into one thread" With a "Do try to keep up...) mixed somewhere in the title. Here I am thinking I am in the CF Cutter thread when actually I am the Carbon Fiber Commuter thread... I did have to double check ;-) Seriously, I love the drift and always learn something new and both boats are very cool! So Bob, any idea when we are going to see the "nuptials" (Congrats Soak_ed!), of the first CFC hull and the sea? Any news and pics would be greatly appreciated... It's pouring rain here and I can't work on my boat so I should at least look at other guys working on boats. fs
  4. GRS... You mis read my friend, It's $145.00 per foot... but to me it's worth it. fs
  5. BLT killed yachting/boating in Stamford. That is also the picture they want to paint... it's dead. Too many used slips? Let develop the land! After destroying YH and more importantly - Destroyed the infrastructure and community that flourished there. Case in point - Local sail maker Hathaway. Now, they are finally building a new yard across the harbor on the old Petro Oil site and apparently, it is going to be a Hinckley Yard. I am just 10 min up the road at Norwalk Cove Marine and it is a completely different picture. In fact, it is like a "White Birch Forest" of masts in the winter. There are also slightly more sailboats than power. Slips are sold out, service work is busy as hell, (I am on land across from the service bays right now), boats changing hands and moving in and out via tractor trailer, new boats sold by the brokerage offices, ships store, restaurants etc... The place is happening. Yes, they are benefiting from the situation but it's always had the other elements. Now the Fire Marshall capacity limits are maxed out every year. my 2 cents fs As for storage... 26' I am at about $145.00' in the water April - Nov. Winter Land Storage is $73.00', Mast up.
  6. Jeeezzzzuuussss help us! Guys... you need to post a warning before you post something like this... Please pass the Eye Bleech!!! fs
  7. OK... Piping it is!!! fs
  8. While looking at this and visualizing it in use underway... I imagined Kim getting everything perfectly dialed in. Then, at the place and time of his choosing he flicks a secret switch... Silently, from concealed locations around the hull... clear coated carbon fiber fold out doors open and very small but powerful speakers emerge... Then... The "Flight of the Valkyries" begins to play... loudly. Kim are you left or right handed....? fs
  9. Hey Bob! Looking really good....!!! I heard someone say that - "the last 10% of a project takes 90% of the effort"... and I guess time. Might not be true for all projects. For any project on a sailboat I would agree... ;-) Thanks for the pics... much appreciated!!! fs
  10. Bob, If I could continue this conversation of re-rigging an old boat. I plan on replacing all of my standing rigging my "almost" fully restored 1964 Pearson Ariel, but never thought to go for a carbon stick in the process... Now, since you told Tom to go for a carbon stick I can't stop thinking about it... Makes sense! Thanks... Thanks A Lot... ;-) So... when does it make sense to go double spreader on a single spreader originally rigged older boat like Tom's? fs
  11. Bob, What is the story behind the Netsuke? fs
  12. WOW! To me, it is such an amazing blend of the traditional and the ultra modern... Love the G10 in the stanchions! Thanks for the photos Bob... nice surprise after a long day on the road. fs
  13. Bob, Have a great visit on Thursday... Love the pilot house version!!! fs
  14. That is an impressive boat! Saw it last year but it was not running... Thanks! fs