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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.

Norm

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  1. what sort of boat is that ?
  2. sons been saiiing bics for 5 years in nsw - its not my experience of bevan and bic Take your gripe up with the association - not on the net
  3. i had a look at board lady - she does great work, i couldnt see polyethylene repair though OK sounds like g flex - many thanks,
  4. i have acquired an original one design which i use to sail many years ago. they are made form polyethylene which is hard to repair once cracked. apart form a 3 inch crack in the underside everything is complete- hardly been used what is best way to repair crack - plastic welding sounds good but doesn't seem to last - any suggestions ? i was actually thinking of putting epoxy or sikaflex in small air bubble then Sikaflex or glue a a thin sheet of aluminium ( or plastic) as patch - it would be proud but hopefully the plate would stop the plastic from cracking ?
  5. yep reminds me of an Australian moth 60's/70's a modern version would be intersting
  6. I'm in Oz - we don't do a lot of meat smoking like you guys - I got a weber A few basics first - I'm a novice - I want to do ham for Xmas I put the raw pork in freezer until I brine don't I and then brine leading up to Xmas ? We don't have big fridges
  7. I bought a pig I Didn't really know what I was doing and I've about 60 kgs in meat coming my way. What's best way to make ham from leg pork ?? Amy other suggestions ??
  8. ironic that this is brought to you by stuart knockabout .....couldn't get two more different boats.
  9. Great start, keep us posted k8
  10. i found the story terribly long winded (read fucking boring)- i guess the devil was in the detail. i am always surprised at the length of some of the front page stories particularity the regatta reports of some programs - every detail of each leg and then race of a long series -it's just not that interstingg - maybe i am in the wrong place
  11. understand they don't want to share to much but: trapeze ? spinnaker ? aiming at what sailors ?
  12. fastest toilet under sail... looks good from the outside.. i guess everyone has their own idea of the ideal sail boat - these guys said okay lets make the wives happy then we can do whatever we want to the rest of the boat.
  13. well she's had medical advice.....i came here looking for some magic dust thought maybe someone might have special recipe for a potion - medcial marijuana may be answer
  14. my mother (80 years old) gets restless legs at night and she has tried everything , but cant seem to get rid of it or reduce effect. just wondering if anyone has experienced it or know someone who has and can suggest remedy !! thnx in advance
  15. lovely timber boat ... however i wouldn't want to do bow, id slip over the side without making a noise