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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. Hey, the big guys next to them are doing it, so it must be cool!
  2. Doesn't the US military consider themselves to be in a semi-permanent state of war since they launched the whole GWOT thing years ago? Just look at some of the comments suspecting the container ship of deliberately ramming the USN ship (not saying categorically that that didn't happen, just that that scenario is VERY unlikely for reasons already stated above) - with that kind of thinking, it's easy to justify cloaking the vessel (no AIS, no lights) in the middle of a busy shipping area. IF you then fail to keep a proper lookout and take avoiding action when needed, it's hard to blame anyone else but yourself.
  3. You're going to have to look outside the environment to see if you can find the front
  4. I've always thought with these larger type wings: they might be useful if the boat can dry out on them But I'm not convinced they are capable of that
  5. It'll buff right out...
  6. Offset companionway... The horror!
  7. These last two really make my eyes water... what a way to ruin a couple of good looking boats. Sad!
  8. Just one word: Yikes...
  9. I'm looking foward to hearing Will's impression of the 4 cutters, what his take is as a student of naval architecture. An objective view would be great, but he might want to be careful not to get in trouble with his host!
  10. Thing about the way Brent 'designs' boats is, he doesn't do it by putting pencil to paper, as someone higher op suggested - he wouldn't have a clue what to do with a pencil. Give him a piece of paper, and he'll grab for the scissors! That's the only way he knows how to create a 3d shape... Hey, but then back in the day, many fine ships were built on the basis of a half hull rather than a drawing? Naw, he's also useless with the scissors! By the way Bob, did you ever get round to posting Loon's interior layout?
  11. Looks absolutely ready to go by Brent Swain standards!
  12. The world's first ever canting long-keeler! Now there's a concept!
  13. That's very true but steel isn't an option with them. People also walk away from street accidents that would have killed them years ago. That happens in steel production cars, not multi-million $ ultra high tech race cars. The science of "crush" is more responsible for those results than the materials per se. Also, the car only has one job: shielding the occupant(s) from impact. After that, nothing else matters. A boat has to keep its integrity after a 'crash' to keep the crew afloat and safe.
  14. Hmmm how many berthes does Catari have again? Anyway, no shortage of volunteers!
  15. Hey, it was my idea - but I'll be happy just pulling the occasional string!