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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. Damnit.. I return after a summer-long hiatus, and it seems that it was a real shit-fest in here Oh well, at least I'm pseudo back as time allows . Bob - other than your blog, where else can I see updates on Sliver? I've been looking forward to seeing this thing finished since this thread started..
  2. It was just mentioned a couple of posts ago, but I'm absolutely flabbergasted at the attention to detail, craftsmanship, and how good the Sliver looks already just in it's current state. Phenomenal design, phenomenal build crew, and great owner vision. And knowing ND and Bob, we'll probably get to get treated to this again on Catari.. Best sailing forum evaaar!
  3. Wow.. I missed this thread for a while, and while she looked good upside down, she looks great right-side-up!
  4. I've been wanting to build a smallish powerboat to trailer up north to the lakes up there, or to get out on the water on windless days.. Looks like I found my project for winter 2012! I don't know why I love it so much, but I do.. Thanks for turning me on to these things! I'm already seeing a retractable hardtop in its future.. http://www.alaska.ne...y/Sneakeasy.htm if you dont have it already... Very cool!! Yeah, was browsing that page not even 5 mins ago I'm already thinking more rake in the a-pillar of the windshield, that should sleek her up tremendously.. I'm really digging this little thing. Laid up decks as opposed to just plywood, lots of varnish..
  5. I've been wanting to build a smallish powerboat to trailer up north to the lakes up there, or to get out on the water on windless days.. Looks like I found my project for winter 2012! I don't know why I love it so much, but I do.. Thanks for turning me on to these things! I'm already seeing a retractable hardtop in its future..
  6. The outpouring of support around here is phenomenal.. Chalk me up as another mostly lurker that feels like he knows some of you. There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been more eloquently stated already, so I'm keeping it simple and wishing all the best to MSG, her family, and her friends.
  7. And inside the boat above the keel pan Tim Nolan has engineered a stainless steel grid to distribute the keel, chain-plate and mast step loads and connect to the fore and aft stiffeners (which are the berth/bench/cabinet box sections that tie into the bulkheads.) Jim Franken has drawn all of this up in Rhino and it is really pretty cool to view it and rotate it so the details are visible. His drawings go to Brandon Davis for CNC machining of many of the individual parts. (We are spending more money than originally budgeted but speeding up the process greatly.) Much of the interior of this vessel is structural. I want almost nothing inside the boat that is not structural. "Simple & light is right" on this day sailor. So I plan to use canvas (Sunbrella) for many of the items normally made of wood, such as the door to the head, cabinet fronts, anything I can do to reduce weight. Suggestions for weight savings are always welcome. Send them in. (Already have some great suggestions from Beau V) Make your dink out of Styrofoam..
  8. Watching this all unfold in real-time is awesome! Looking great kimb, and thanks for the effort you're putting in giving us updates!