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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. Not sure, it was still beside the boat when I left town and if Jimmi put it on board when he left with the boat it is about Smokey Cape late this evening
  2. When either Calm or Cougar (or some other TP 52) want their heavy No 3 back PM me Good to see they are so spoilt that they can just leave it behind on the dock in Hobart (and thanks Craig for folding and packing it for us) On the other hand I will trade for the sail for my mooring lines when you find out which other boat made off with them
  3. So what is the count from the weekend. A Bavaria on the rocks at Randalls Bay A 30ft cruiser racer on the beach at Howden A Fishing boat at Margate Anyone we know?
  4. can someone answer my earlier post I saw 42 south washing the bottom of his boat on sat pm surely he has seen the new toy - "t" bulb, twin wheels, alloy rig
  5. so what is the new irc toy in the yard at dss anyone?
  6. This is one of the best threads on Sa and I don't even live in Hobart. How such a small place can get this sort of thing going is just great Maybe you need a boxing ring set up in that carpark of the Royals during Sailing South Week as after race entertainment I would be happy to bet a bit on the outcomes (going to charity of course)
  7. No, Longitude disappeared after Hammo in about 1999 got to say after delivering it to Hammo from Southport it need a bit more refinement foil wise and needed more bow volume
  8. go back to college and then get a real job so you own the programme so you don't have to the bow ever
  9. And when you do finally figure that out remember to cover your little friend, the last thing any Bowman wants is to be tied down to an owner becasue he had to marry the daughter after getting her pregnant!! depends on how rich dad is doesn't it
  10. Heaven If you are going to have a distance race make it worth it 24 hours no stops don't make it easy make it memorable today we discussed bringing the u30 down if it going to be on can race with out strings (have irc ct for that as well) There used to be a 24 hour Laser race in Auckland years ago around this volcanic crater So who is whinging about 24 hours in a sports boat - too easy