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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.

Chapped

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  1. The creature we know as boating and sailing, specifically, is approaching life support status across the USA. Marina slip rentals are shrinking while slip sizes grow. Mast-up storage is a ghost of its once lively populations and let's face it, folks just aren't getting out there as much as they used to. Here is another signpost on the road that we can choose to argue around, or just flat out ignore while we spin our way into the history books as a viable outdoor recreational pursuit. http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/local/article/Boating-popularity-continues-rapid-decline-8044603.php
  2. Let me get this right.... you criticize A Class for making a call based on a "very short, very first flight of a foiler"... yet, with a thousandth of the foiling time so demonstrated by Super Foiler, you have made the same claim regime about your toy boat and have proceeded to vomit that claim across the Internet as if the claim could be made whole by simple, putrid bombast. Have you no shame, Douglas?
  3. Agree. If folks would just put him on ignore or at least stop responding to him he would go away. And for gosh sakes, stop quoting him. First and only person I ever put on ignore (finally). All the folks that keep engaging the muppet just keep bringing him back. If you want to escape the crazy color and caps and endless failed pond toy claims, his constant reposting of the same tired shit and old press releases/videos, just stop engaging him. Nobody serious and intelligent in the space ever engages him; why do you? You know, Wess. With all due respect, it's that same attitude that got Trump elected. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke Oh come on. This is hardly world politics or earth shaking. Evil? Are you saving the world from a muppet? Seriously?? It's a metaphor, Bubba. You've gotten way too serious about this. It's suitable for framing, should you be so inclined. Otherwise, just follow your own advice and let it go. Doug has never responded to serious advice, or commentary, in all the years I have had his acquaintance. His personally held sense of heroism is legendary. He makes junk. He tells junk fables to himself and anyone who is nutty enough to listen with sincerity and he waits for death to claim his body. So, I switched to pure comedy and satire as a way to issue comments in his direction. Also, I hardly ever post here anymore and that, too, has been interesting from an observational perspective. I don't really care and neither should you. That should be clear enough. .
  4. Agree. If folks would just put him on ignore or at least stop responding to him he would go away. And for gosh sakes, stop quoting him. First and only person I ever put on ignore (finally). All the folks that keep engaging the muppet just keep bringing him back. If you want to escape the crazy color and caps and endless failed pond toy claims, his constant reposting of the same tired shit and old press releases/videos, just stop engaging him. Nobody serious and intelligent in the space ever engages him; why do you? You know, Wess. With all due respect, it's that same attitude that got Trump elected. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
  5. Still pimping and preening as if you actually made a thing that worked, I see. It has now moved past simply funny to sadly pathetic. Perhaps a shrewdly positioned "retirement" announcement is in order at this point what with the bad back, incontinence and all the other maladies? Nobody would find fault if you simply scuttled off at this point, what with all the monumental signature things you have named and created. .
  6. Has Ian started a mushroom farm in the Philippines, or what? I hear that some F22 deposits have been awarded to survivors through probate. .
  7. Yet.... your entire effort with this post is to discuss people. I'm curious now, as to what is your objective? .
  8. Douglas.... you are starting to make those same familiar noises that you always make before you have a catastrophic meltdown in front of the crew here. In your current health status, perhaps you should simply back-off and sit this one out? We wouldn't want you to stroke out while you are on line. Imagine if your brain was affected in the area where you can not see color, or capital letters, any longer and all your posts wind-up in black & white in confined to lower case expressions? .
  9. Not just that Coville was tooling along quickly, but also that Joyon, at this point hit some very light air for several days in a row and that is the yardstick. Coville's boat speed looks rather rabbit-like by comparison. So, as of this morning a 2000+ mile lead and less than 4000 to go. Pretty impressive good fortune and sailing skill combined. Fingers crossed at this point that there are no whales, containers, etc. in the path. .
  10. Doug has had morning wood for the midship wand thing ever since he could still get it up. Goes way back and he keeps looking for a new crop of folks on whom he can spring it as if it were some freshly brewed magic. The Rave hours claim is, as DL would put it, ABSURD. He tried to foist that over on BD.net some ten years ago, as if it would suddenly lend credence to a tired and vapid discourse, which it did not. Consider it as important as his penchant for putting fiberglass park benches on everything he dreams up. Same kind of self-delusional nonsense. I'll leave you with a graphic I have not posted in a long, long time.
  11. It's hysterical, actually. This is almost, word for word, the exact same crap Doug doled out to all the established Mothies many years ago when he came on here and lectured them about how they were all wrong about the boats that they were sailing.... and he was not. Virtually, word for word. The pages were populated, back then, with all the really best athlete/sailors who were at the cutting edge of the Moth foil explosion and Doug, single handedly, managed to get pretty much all of them to quit posting here in order to avoid his stream of foil consciousness nonsense and highly personalized criticisms. Good luck, guys. It's not going to get any better than you see it today... and it has the potential to get a whole lot worse. .
  12. Here's another, incredibly well-performing boat, The Seacart30, which also runs quite quickly with very full ama aft sections.
  13. Well, that's one opinion. There are many others. Here's one take.... The Jim Antrim designed 30 footer, Erin, which routinely kicked the crap out of Farrier designed boats, yet it sported a decidedly flatter aft section for the amas.
  14. Any ideas, yet, as to the delivered price for this vessel?
  15. For the second time in this Jules Verne attempt, Coville is a full, two-days of sailing in advance of the astounding record set by Francis Joyon, with lots of miles to go. He is presently solidly locked into a strong low pressure system with steady boat speeds in the high 20's as he charts a clear path to Tierra del Fuego. Coville is no fool and he remembers the last time he was pressing for the record when his wind crapped-out off the coast of Brazil with Ushant virtually in sight and came home two days shy of the record. He is, no doubt, banking these miles now when he has such a sweet ride on a very fast and solid boat, knowing it could all go away with the miles still left to sail. There's no free lunch with so many variables on any given day. .