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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. Fucking military types and their acronyms...
  2. had it happen to our file server a couple years ago. All data - accounting files, word docs, excel sheets... whatever wasn't on the workstations (which in theory should be nearly nothing). Was in a meeting - someone comes in and says she cant open files. Can it wait? yeah. Comes back, "i think we may have a problem", ok i;ll go look. hmm, thats interesting. Wait. Shit. FUCK. FUCKING FUCK. Lost a whole day of work but the backup functioned the way it was supposed to. Our tech company rebuilt the file server's data, and i went found an old PS2 keyboard to beat the daylights out of the fucker that brought the virus in (was not the messenger).Then i rebuilt said fucks computer. In other news i am currently setting my laptop up after a harddrive shit itself. I think i;ve lost several months of data - most of it minuita but a few things i'll probably end up missing. Since i most of my data lives on external drives i should be mostly ok... But, i have spent the last several hours going through the typical fresh install routines and i want to throw my laptop through a wall. Only trouble is it still has pretty good specs for the amount of money i'd need to spend...
  3. the dude is certifiable. certifiably good - but also nuts. Sure, everything he does is very calculated, very well practiced, and he is of course he is very good. But... shit goes wrong and there is no protection at all.
  4. great little boats. Did a lot of friday night beercans on them as a kid. I still think they'd be a great boat to turbo with a squarehead and big fuck off kites (sprit or vintage 18 style).... and traps.
  5. there are plenty who use two ropes - when you buy rope its important to make sure its specced for single rope use. I would also argue that due to UV and lack of being able to inspect the whole halyard that we have a bit more risk than they do. If i am going to be relying on splices and shackles i back it up (a caveat i left out of my other post). If i am not on a boat i know real well or i otherwise don't trust the maintenance i will go up on two. Never seen the coffee grinder competitions?
  6. being in a harness for prolonged periods and with lots of tools sucks. My legs go tingly in around five minutes and numb in ten. Bosuns chairs suck, i don't feel safe in them - especially if i slide to the front of the seat and now the straps are support me... Solution? Harness in the bosuns chair... I go up on a single halyard most of the time, even if at the dock, so i'll throw a strop through the bowline that the chair is tied in to etc. When im at the top of the mast for prolonged periods i also always put a long strop around the top of the mast so i can't fall below the hounds.
  7. that's about the threshold i set...
  8. not yet... just painted the cowling, though. Not sure when the due date is - probably need to figure that out soon so i can get the cowl finished and back (i may be a better pilot than painter... at least i hope so ) noted.
  9. you mean Gouv?
  10. even under situations where i dont need to spike, a shackle is nice... Even on something as static as a jib tack, soft shackles are really kind of a pain. It's a nice place to lose weight but after the last couple times i sailed a boat with soft shackles (dogbone) i'd hate to have to fiddlefuck with it in the middle of the night with cold fingers. During the day it was an annoyance but no worse than the jib tacks with the built in tack-shackle. God i hate those.
  11. sweet i'll give that a read. I work with chemicals anyway (sort of)... can't be that bad... Of course i'm also the idiot that shot paint onto my engine cowling last night, indoors, with an exhaust fan but no makeup fan (can't introduce dust...).... without a respirator...
  12. I always crop dust first class if i have the ammunition to do so.
  13. Was driving along in BFE florida and saw them dumping on the fields, the way they were banking around my first thought was 1/3scale RC stuff... Saw this video over on reddit. wait till he flies under the high tension wires...
  14. it sounds like 3di but with dacron fibers instead of aramid or carbon... ....whats the difference between dacron and aramid?