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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.

Nessun Dorma

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About Nessun Dorma

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  1. I think Bobs short businesslike haircut just makes those shoes look a lot like slippers. It's like sheer, it's a bit deceptive on camera. Great looking Kim. The amount of work and attention to detail amazes me every time I see it. Now can I have Bob back for a few days? :-)
  2. Those are amazing and well worth a modest diet KIm
  3. You sort of resemble Union General Buell, one of the most incompetent generals of the war but a really nice guy.
  4. hey, that looks just like Kim's boat! First off credit where credit due: that rendering you posted was done by Sons. Second see original hand drawing below: (Bob worked quite hard getting to the final product. He tried out various renditions of the concept until we got to the one we both liked, but that would take too much time in the movie so we will shorten the process when it hits film.)
  5. +1 wow, +10 cool
  6. Wow Kim, those shots and the care with which the guys are doing the work are amazing. They are very tiday workers ... almost too neat ....
  7. No Kim, your thread has an actual BOAT being built .. mine is design stuff and renderings. You'll be off sailing by the time we have anythinmg close to what you're offering up here !! Check out this one too: http://forums.sailin...howtopic=133360 ND's thread is just about to take off and rival mine...... No Kim, your thread has an actual BOAT being built .. mine is design stuff and renderings. You'll be off sailing by the time we have anythinmg close to what you're offering up here !! Check out this one too: http://forums.sailin...howtopic=133360 ND's thread is just about to take off and rival mine......
  8. That's what they say about RENAMING, before the proper ceremony. Also keep the name off the boat, and all of that. But I've never heard of not 'naming' her or stating the name. If so, I guess you're all set and I'm in big trouble .... Isn't it bad luck to announce the name before launching??
  9. That is too cool for words. We should get Randy some better music to mix with the Vid, something more fitting the boat. I will email you some thoughts Kim.
  10. Great shots, kim. You must be proud and excited. Bob, you look at home nestled up there for a nap.
  11. A friend of my father's had a split rig semi-custom boat where the mizzen was not in line with the mainmast. Said she sailed just fine (I was too younf to remember how she sailed), but the offset was noticeable. Even if it did sail with the mizzen off to one side (I guess you compensate), it would drive me bonkers just having to look at it every day. Come to think of it, I think the mizzen mast was behind the cockpit so they never saw it. Still, it suggests shoddy craftsmanship at best.
  12. touche
  13. Those shots are just amazing. she looks proud..
  14. Yeah that's the big unfortunate given.
  15. So far for pure cruising the unstayed rig seems to have two minuses : higher cost and an all or non repair problem if the rig fails offshore/far away. All other comments seem to be pluses?