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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Thank you, Bob. We really appreciate it. Right now, it looks like we are going to the east side of Lopez (Hunter or Mud Bay) but if something changes, I'll give you a call. Thanks.
  2. Thanks. It looks like we are leaning towards Hunter Bay on Lopez for our first night out. 2-3 fathoms over the whole bay, good protection from the forecast winds, and not too far from here.
  3. Hey, So I know I haven't been posting much. We are done with all the work and resting for a week in PT. The mast is on, along with the sails and running rigging. We are finalizing a lot of little stuff but she's pretty much ready to go. Our plan is to head north on Saturday for Friday Harbor on Saturday. We plan to anchor to sit out some winds that are expected on Sunday/Monday. Any advice for Friday Harbor? I've read stories of deep water and hard to set the hook. Thanks.
  4. Headliner complete and installed. The choice of patters, design of the panels and engineering of the solution were hers. She knew I would be tasked heavily and she took this on. ‚ÄčAs our rigger said, "It looks groovy." My eldest, visiting before she is off to the great white north to service Uncle Sam's radar installations, loved it. I like it. I think Kerry did a great job.
  5. Kerry's announcement: Looks like we'll be back at Point Hudson Marina by Saturday, in slip 22. We're holding an "Open Boat - Launch Party" all day from 11am until whenever. One or both of us should be around. Phone #'s will be on the boat if perchance we've stepped away. Stop by and see all the work we've done and come say hi! We hope to be leaving for Alaska sometime next week. If you can't make it on Saturday, but would like to come by on Sunday, that is also an option - just let us know, so we can be around to meet you!
  6. Thanks, my friend.
  7. Thanks. "It's been a long road, gettin from there to here..."
  8. We have a mast with pics... http://ourfreedomproject.blogspot.com/2017/04/we-have-mast.html
  9. The San Juan Islands for a few weeks then, move on up into Canada, then Alaska. Come back into PT in early Aug, leave in late Aug for the Strait, where we will turn left, keep going south until the butter melts, hang around a while there, then head west... That's the dream.
  10. The mast is on! The mast is on! Nothing got broke (well one thing but I didn't do it and they are fixing it -- things happen but no big deal), no one got hurt, and the rig is free standing and snug. More tuning to come. We've moved off the work float to a slip on B dock to complete the work over the next couple days. We should be back in Pt Hudson by Friday. The weather should be nice then again, anyway. I'll post some more when I'm not exhausticated. We got some nice pics.
  11. Patience seems to be the word of the day. No mast yesterday because of wind. Maybe this afternoon. Then the goosneck is installed, along with the new pin for the boom. The rig might be together by Thursday, with sails bent on Friday? I have no f'in idea as to the actual schedule and I'm learning to be OK with that.
  12. We are scheduled to put the mast in Brigadoon on Monday morning, weather permitting. So we are taking her over to Boat Haven on Sunday, a day early, to get her ready. After that, it's back to Port Hudson, slip 22, where we will load her up with our life and be ready to welcome any visitors that want to stop by on Saturday or Sunday (15 and 16th). If we are out getting coffee with someone else, our phone number will be posted on the boat. Come by, say hi, and see the new stick, the wind vane, interior, chain plates, and all kinds of stuffs. I'll follow up if plans change.
  13. Thanks for asking, Hobot. The rig is basically built and it's beautiful. I've had multiple people compliment me on the mast so, I can't wait to see it in the boat on the boat Monday. This week, we need to finish the furlers and she's ready to go. We plan on having her ready for visitors on Saturday (the 15th -- tax day) so we can depart a few days later. Pictures and a final update later this week.
  14. Congrats on the new project, Kim. It looks grand.
  15. I would show up for that! Soon. I'll keep you posted. Still have to put the mast back in and the rest of the trappings on. Hopefully, two weeks, tops.