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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. was referring to the antarctic explorer vehicle in some of the pictures, was originally designed for dessert terrain but got picked up by the guys going south, tires would just spin and sink into the snow. The best they ever did was a 92 mile trip in reverse the whole way. (according to the Wikipedia machine)
  2. somebody has an affinity for the Airacobra and the Antarctic cruiser. you would have thought someone would have realized that smooth tires wouldn't work on the snow.
  3. Which is the little known subtitle of this forum
  4. So well stated, thank you.
  5. This can be a very long wait
  6. +1
  7. Kid number one went to USNA and we always liked to go to Palidar. http://paladarlatinkitchen.com/ or the chop house http://thechophouseannapolis.com/ They are away from downtown and sometimes less hassle than than getting into places down there
  8. you could also contact Fleegle, Bingo, Drooper and Snork as they used a version of this as a daily driver a while back.
  9. He changed the mast step because that is not the original doghouse under the mast either, the original was rounded and not square.
  10. My parents first boat when I was like 9 yrs old was a Clipper Marine 21 and this thing is so far from stock I wouldn't be surprised that some of the stuff done to create that sweet pilot house caused issues with your chain plates. In keeping with the motif I would think that some white Flexseal would be all you needed. Also pretty sure the CM 21 was not a masthead rig, my memory says definitely fractional.
  11. I remember being allowed to stay out of school one day in third grade it was fall of 1972. My best friends grandfather was the mayor of the town I lived in and he was going to take us to watch a movie being filmed in town. I got to see a boat chase on the bayou and an old landing craft get blown up down road from our house. They were filming part of Live and Let Die in Slidell, LA that fall and it was the coolest thing I had seen in my life(still is). Because of this Roger Moore is James Bond to me with all due respect to the others. I still watch that movie to see some of the places where I grew up in all or their seventies glory.
  12. V-Berth or if the mirror is in place "the forward sexual observation room"
  13. Yeah he was a dick but at least when he sobered up he said hey last night I was a dick, i have no excuse and I'm sorry. I acted poorly and I hope to be able to apologize to the driver in person to make this right. It was the first real apology in a media release in a long time. no excuse just I f'ed up, I'm sorry and I will try and fix this.
  14. a contender
  15. The different color is different deck surfacing material being tested. The F-35 is significantly hotter than the Harriers according to the pilot and swo folks who deal with them. Or so I'm told by my daughter (USNA grad) who has friends in that community.