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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. I don't know why I keep coming back and torturing myself with this thread...
  2. I've never been there but is Highland Park even a legitimate terrorist target?
  3. Never mind. I found it. Instant relief! There should be a rule that you can't use the Ignore function until you have 100 posts under your belt, at least one of which contains pictures of tits. Tits are cavity-nesting birds, typically using trees. Good enough? I'll start working on my post count. I see your Tits and raise. Who likes Brown Boobies?
  4. Inflatable ice climbing wall That looks like somewhere I want to be right now... *sigh What the heck is in the upper left? A bouncy house? Inflatable iceberg climbing wall:
  5. Looks like a Kawasaki Vulcan... (the one on the back of the boat, not the thing made out of 2x4) Not that there is anything wrong with making bikes out of wood, just not that bike out of that wood... par example:
  6. Just came across this thread on Friday, it was referenced in on of the other SA forums. What a great read, and a great way to kill some time on a rainy weekend with the boat on the hard. I can't wait to see more. Bob: I think you may already be aware but this is (going to be a?) beautiful boat. Kimb: Thanks for building something so unique and sharing the process with us.
  7. So this beggs the question, If you were paying slip fees + liveaboard, would you continue to pay while this heap sits in a prime location blocking your sunset view?? People live aboard MacGregors? Is that 5th mode?
  8. Why doesn't he just take a trip to the hardware store? They should have everything he needs...
  9. I`ve had a LOT of laughs at this thread but this has me laughing so hard I`m crying! No odds! you copied! Pretty boat though... Maybe he was smart enough to use Robertson screws instead of fucking phillips. Any time it is possible I replace Phillips with Robertsons. I`ve never understood why stuff gets built with Phillips. Terrible fucking fasteners they are... GPS, Sextant, and meteorology degree courtesy of their iPhones:
  10. This was built out of OSB...
  11. Surely there are enough people on here that would be willing to crowdsource the funds required to get HR to splash this thing. In return for the $5 or $10 donation you would receive an advance copy of the video of the good ship flyin hawaiian being launched (say 24h before it is sent to youtube.) Any funds raised over the cost of the tow to the ramp will be given to LM to cover the cost of the day he is going to have to take off work to film this fiasco (or we can just hire someone or buy a ticket for Clean to cover this). Maybe a bottle of the cheapest bubbly available to christen the FH (or poke a hole in the hull as the case may be). Takers?
  12. I wasn't. Hope that wasn't what you got out of my post. I was just making a point that some of the people who do not fully support Hotrod's design vision actually do know what they are talking about. I was dead serious when I said I hope he makes it and everything works out. I just don't think that is how it is going to go. Instead I hope he learns from his mistakes and doesn't give up the dream, just finds a safer way to accomplish it.
  13. Yeah Bob, why don't you go build a boat if you know so much about it... Oh... right... you did... I really want this guy to make it and for all of us to find out he is some sort of misunderstood genius. Telling people they could just go buy a boat is all well and good but for some people the process of building the boat is more important and more rewarding than having a boat to sail. Hopefully nothing terrible happens and there is enough left over pieces that HotRod can go and build another boat that is more reasonably sized and will do some real research and accept some professional advise on boat building. Does this guy know how to sail or is he planning to just figure it out on the way? Maybe there are some SAers in the area that can take him out on their boats and teach him more about sailing and he may start understanding the physics behind it all.
  14. it's the weight of the screws that will pull it down... fixed it for you...