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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. Agree with you, we SmartTri40 also tried electric drives and for normal operation in and out of harbors it worked fine, in fact the electric drives instant slow speed torque made it a pleasure. The genset was sized to half propulsion power. Sound like a good idea to have full power from batteries for 1 hour and then indefinite motoring on diesel at half power. This worked well until something went wrong, in our case rudder failure and the sea is not flat calm, removing a motor self rescue from the list! Currently my view is electric propulsion unless with a genset big enough to indefinitely power the drives is a liability and an unnecessary security risk. If the genset is that big, why not use two properly powered diesel engines, There is just nothing that have the power density of a liter diesel. The only plus I can see is better weight distribution. If that is enough to offset the cost and complexity I am not convinced anymore.
  2. Not sure what your legal background is but your comment indicates a lack of knowledge about the process. A judge, usually with help from a CPA, reviews a company's financial position and sets up a plan to, as much as possible, pay creditors and allow the company to keep operating. If the judge thinks there is no chance the company can return to profitable status the creditors are simply paid off and the company goes out of business. I don't have access to the financial position of GB like the judge does, but CH11 will see the creditors get paid as much money as possible from what is available in a fair manner. Reading between the lines of your post I would guess you feel PJ out lawyered you. Sad to say that is not the first time I have seen someone out lawyered, and I am sure it will not be the last. Not saying I like this, just that this is the legal/business environment we live in. Still sad that we do business, with smart lawyers, catch me if you can attitude. If PJ personal fortune went in, I suspect TS might have felt a bit better being out of pocket, It seems his sense of responsibility and honor to customers didn't extend to suppliers. Lot of baggage in South Africa, China and now USA....