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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. BAR collected the start mark as well? http://www.sail-world.com/Canada/Americas-Cup---Land-Rover-BAR-takes-out-Kiwis-at-start---Day-2/153825 39secs approx the mark moves
  2. NZ govt does not support VHF DSC - pretty much the entire coast line has VHF coverage by Maritime Radio. The Govt back when GMDSS came in decided that due to the high cost to small boat operators that VHF DSC would not be included. Nowadays most VHF radios come with DSC capability so it may change, but from personal experience the number of false alerts to real mean it may not be worth implementing in NZ. Consider that when fitted to a vessel AIS is used all the time where as VHF DSC is rarely used from my experience - just the test calls and rare ship to ship call.
  3. Driven conventional, Voith, ASD. New tugs at the port are fun to drive - RR ASD units with slipping clutches - 6300hp - cracked a BP in excess of 75 on trials. ~13kn ahead, 12.5 astern (not at max RPM), ~6.5kn sideways - tug displacing 500tonnes 0-10knot in ~100metres. Design was RAmparts 2500w (now know as the RA2400w)
  4. AR have had the chance to design Big Blue after seeing nearly every other AC72. They may well have made more changes recently that were focused on improving performance and not just strengthening the structure. Big Blue could be the most advanced AC72? I would be very surprised if Big Blue is not faster than LR, that is if the crew can get a handle on the boat quick enough, and looking at the recent vids they are looking good.
  5. Thanks MSS.
  6. 3 and a half years in remission for me. Awhile back the Wife told me she wanted to get on with our lives - The specialists said give it a go the risks are now normal - This week we welcomed into our home a sister for our 4year old daughter.
  7. One shot showing tip of foil - port hull - could not find a good stbd hull shot another shot showing tip of foil stbd hull- looks similar to me.
  8. All the Best. Know the sadness of having to sell the boat. As my Wife does not sail and could not look after the old wooden yacht I pretty much gave the yacht to a guy with young children in his family - those kids learnt to sail on my old yacht.
  9. Go see her. When I was in the hospital I really appreciated friends and family visiting, lifted my day when I was feeling bad and provided me with many distractions.
  10. Hi Folks. A little over three years ago I was diagnosed with AML, chemo over 7 months knocked me into remission, now I have just been diagnosed with early onset Parkinsons, it has taken awhile to get to this point due to the Docs wanting to check every other cause of the multiple symptoms. My question is - Does anyone here know of anyone else that has developed Parkinsons after chemo? I am curious to see if the chemo could be a contributing factor and the Docs all say no yet some info on the web indicates it could. - At least with this one I get time to learn before having to make any major decisions, and little things will not cause life threatening complications with this disease. All the Best
  11. Relapse scares me the most. It also makes check-ups anxious times, and I have one Monday. I don't know what I would do if I was faced with going through that washing machine again. Sailing is great therapy! Me too. I expessed my worries to my GP the other day. Was told that if I felt low and was worried I could come in for an additional test anytime - I'm lucky my GP used to work in a hospital treating people with various cancers so knows the fears we face. Best wishes to All
  12. My thoughts are with you Catherine.
  13. Would be interesting to see a full scale abandonment, and see if it can be done in 30min or less.............
  14. Totally Understand! Had a situation with the chemo and assorted side effects. Had to go to a different hospital for treament (specialist), was admitted in the afternoon, surgery scheduled for the next day. Next day no food all day and surgery delayed to following day - little to no communication and they had taken my pain meds off me (morphine type) on admission and could not give them to me as there was no doctor available for the first night that could let me have them. Another night, another morning and getting told that I would need another night in as surgery delayed again - not enough pain relief and I discharged my self - they ssured me that I would have the surgery the next day. Told them 'Tell me the time and I'll be there' The doc told me a time and I walked out after getting my meds. Next day - surgery and the gave me meds that conflicted with meds I was on.................. Sometimes you have to get angry for people to listen
  15. Totally agree. Also my workmates got me a Nintendo Wii with the balance board - was great to help recover with gentle exercise. The Docs could not understand how I recovered between rounds of chemo. All the Best!!!