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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. So, you say that you sent documentation to all of the various PHRF Committees listing the weight of the keels. Did you measure those weights yourself and if so, can you share them with the assembled group? Were there any differences between the keels? And there were mentions upthread about internal ballast for MORC rating concerns? Was that weight removed permanently along with the restoration of the keel grid (nice job!)? Basically, how'd the ballast weight get to 2000lbs and change when the ad (linky) for the Islander production model lists ballast as 3400lbs. That’s a lot of spread, even for the usual “production boat” changes!! All of this open discussion and speculation about changes or no changes and the impact on rating would be pretty easily put to bed by just throwing the data out there for all to see. Because the Andrews 30 was obviously a semi-custom boat it's hard to pinpoint the weight of one boat simply off of he-said-she-said and a sailboatdata.com page (which I see now has a gorgeous picture of Details on it!) that contains data which might have been self-submitted by owners or based off of a brochure.
  2. i heard it was athanasi that went under?
  3. you're running a VO70 and you don't have a Rolodex full of people to call?
  4. Kali-maHHH!!!!!
  5. Fair enough. Must be similar to the allergic reaction I have to assholes. must make it tough to take a shit.
  6. ah... irony.What the Fuck do you know It sounds like an insult, but it feels like a joke
  7. There was a major case a few years ago in Chicago involving someone who got a line wrapped around their arm which happened to be a lazy jib or kite sheet, or something, which then became loaded, and caused some significant nerve damage. Consequently, the individual went after anyone associated with the boat and the regatta. Not pretty.
  8. Biggy biggy biggy, can't you see, sometimes your words are bull shi-shi-tay
  9. Don't be an idiot and talk too much.
  10. Where is this Europe with only IRC? As far as I know there is ORC, HN, RN, DH, LYS, SRS, several different Yardsticks etc in Europe. Even in UK there is an option to IRC and in most other European countries IRC is not the most common system. Uhh lets see. IRC in Europe... I dunno... only the entirety of the channel region and most of the UK. There are practically more boats racing IRC in that stretch of water than everywhere else in the entire world combined.
  11. Do you think so? What happens in the UK and Europe where there is only IRC? They will likely buy them with the intention of trying hard under IRC while hoping to establish a One Design fleet. J/Boats however is probably looking at the rest of the US and saying "there's only IRC racing in about 1/4 of the country, lets not target it specifically for the IRC racers".
  12. I'm betting J/Boats at least ASKS the owners to sail PHRF for the same reason Kontiki V sailed PHRF at KWRW; they don't want the boat potentially getting spanked under IRC at a national event which could possibly slow down sales.
  13. At this stage in the game their goal should be to get as many prospective owners out on the water as possible so the possible customers can experience the boat and be tempted to get off the fence. I bet that if they get the boat in the water in the Solent and do a number of days of test sails for perspective owners that they rack up another 7+ sales.
  14. The video has been made private. I wonder why....? It looks to me like the J/Boats censorship machine is working full throttle again. Controlling the information released about the J/111 so that the only press it gets is good press. The instant someone questions the content of something regarding this boat, describes it negatively or puts anything regarding it in a place where the reaction could be negative (for instance, Sailing Anarchy) they clamp down on it harder than a fat person on a krispy kreme. This isn't the first time I've seen this happen with the J/111 and I doubt it will be the last.