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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. SA is Scooter's sandbox. If he can avoid the ego-driven vitriol he'll probably continue to turn good coin with the advertisers he already has on the hook. Journalism? NFW. Alan travels hither and yon to sailing venues as self-appointed ambassador for SA, at which he may rub shoulders with the elite of the sailing world...or schmooze with hot, young chicks. He'll write up those encounters, particularly if hugs or a meal is involved and he is infatuated with the object of his attention. Who do you suppose pays the tab? Alan has made it clear that since those of us who visit this website don't pay for the privilege of knowing what he knows, he may or may not choose to fill us in on the details. It hasn't really mattered. The true value of SA is a function of the sandbox "visitors" in the Forums and the pearls of wisdom or humor they may leave behind. And as with all else on the internet, SA represents both the best and the worst of, in this case, sailing. If SA were to be considered the Wonderland of the Sailing world, perhaps Scooter and Alan might be Tweedledumb and Tweedledumber.
  2. TC Facebook account is gone. I hope he gets things sorted. He's been a good guy and the jury is still out. At least he wasn't convicted of stealing from anyone, so he's got that going for him. I've heard from a reputable source his FB account is back online. Feeling all atwitter, PJ?? Yours is the kind of pre-pubescent pap that typifies schoolgirls.
  3. It would've been Fallingconcrete if the contractor hadn't secretly added extra reinforcement to FLW's design. 20 years ago it was on the verge of tumbling into the river because Wright's cantilevers were too heavy and unsupportable even with the extra reinforcement. It's been since shored up. Call me crazy, but I think one requirement for great architecture is that the building should stay standing. It's pretty, but more because of the setting and the idea to build a house over a waterfall. Large slabs of unornamented concrete aren't my thing. Beautiful architecture looks more like this IMO: In 1931 the Chrysler Tower was tallest building in the World, CP. The World has moved on. Perhaps it's time for you to catch up. And don't be too tough on FLW. He advanced the thinking in Architecture dramatically. The jury is still out on FOG. Perhaps Monsoon tried to say it best: "It is a [piece] of Art that happens to sail."
  4. Isn't that what Dawg has been saying for some time?
  5. Cockpit hatch to access engine?
  6. Some of that "criticism" was needlessly acerbic. Why all the hate?
  7. Apparently you cannot. Otherwise you wouldn't be compelled to behave this way. Try to stop me and see what happens No need for belligerence. Simply an observation, not a challenge.
  8. Apparently you cannot. Otherwise you wouldn't be compelled to behave this way.
  9. It would appear that you were a bit tardy "inventing" unobtainium. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unobtainium Several decades tardy, in fact.
  10. More than two headed for Annapolis?
  11. Be careful with the $ conversions. The F280 at $114K USD would be $144.6K +/- AUD at this mornings exchange rates (xe.com). The MC31 at $225K AUD would be $177K +/1 USD. More like half-again the price. I wasn't converting anything, I'm in Australia & those prices are advertised on Australian websites in AUD. It would be illegal (misleading) for dealer to advertise the 280 in USD or without shipping without making reference to those points. You could reasonably expect from the advertisement that at 115k you get a black one with instruments & at least three sails, seeing as though it does not say that are not included and the photos do not say they are samples only. A lot of Australian distributors are pretty lousy advertising / selling their products IMO. Irrespective of where you may be, the link you include for the F280 appears to price the boat in USD. Take another look.
  12. Be careful with the $ conversions. The F280 at $114K USD would be $144.6K +/- AUD at this mornings exchange rates (xe.com). The MC31 at $225K AUD would be $177K +/1 USD. More like half-again the price.
  13. No performance issues, we have been sailing the boat far more than hull #1, some issues with point (maybe), much better VMG with the bow down. More issues getting the boat ready or SF than anything else. Best, Paul Horses for courses, powered up Sportboat won't point like 40.7 upwind... except in our dreams. Beg to differ. Ever sailed a Melges 32?
  14. Or, perhaps, parents.