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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. Looks fine to me. I've seen worse on Gumtree (Aus Craigslist)
  2. Must be winter
  3. I'm getting data from the CPU over wifi using NEMA 0183 which is working fine. Haven't tried the serial connection as yet as waiting for delivery of a seriel/USB converter. One issue I am having though is with the webserver connection over wifi. I can get the webserver home page up, but it shows websocket not connected. Any suggestions as to what is causing this.
  4. I think that might be the issue. the manual is skinny on information on how to assign to groups though.
  5. I am sure that I am missing something very simple here, but can someone tell me how to turn on the night lighting on the HV displays via a graphic display? neither holding down the power/menu button which seems to just change the graphic displays no matter which group is selected, or selecting the HV display in settings which don't seem to adjust lighting works. is it something do do with allocating the 20/20's to a group first?
  6. Ok seems the USB port on CPU is not an option, question as to either net cable, wifi or serial to USB.
  7. Ok for us dummies would someone mind summarizing this for me. I have a H5000 performance CPU with wifi module and Zeus 2 plotter. I am looking to connect to expedition on my laptop at nav station. If I understand this correctly I can connect over wifi, serial to USB cable, or direct to USB port on CPU? Are there any functional benefits or either? I lean toward a usb cable unless there is a reason not to. Is there a benefit to connecting to the plotter, getting AIS data into expedition? But any disadvantages?
  8. About time Beau Geste played with the big boys. With BG gone maybe the TP52's in Aus might come out to play.
  9. I heard it the other night from a sailing office flunky keen to ingratiate himself with the powers that be who was reporting back from some AS meeting.
  10. If all you are after is lift downwind, why would you not go with a single C foil like A's and Nacra 17 had before they started foiling? Simple and proven to work.
  11. Here's the next move, full crew lists to be provided for all inshore races "in the name of safety" presumably in case the skipper doesn't know who it was who was injured? it is just a bonus that this will enable the clubs to enforce all crew to be AS members. No real problem with the concept, but a further pain in the ass to make racing all too hard.
  12. Great work Johnno
  13. Inevitably every discussion on foils which references the A becomes a defense of rule 8. Right or wrong, it is not the point of a discussion on the pros and cons of different foil types.
  14. Not much video of stable flight, November might be a bit ambitious.
  15. This is polish boat entering Svaneke harbour, on Bornholm island after just over 25 hours passage from Gdynia, Poland. Wind was some 22m/s and some 30 m/s gusts short baltic waves. There were 9 people on-board only one has experience. There were other ports on that small island far better in that wind and waves direction. General opinion in polish sailing internet is not in favour of that lucky jerk. The margin between lucky hero and dead idiot is often very small.