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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. Ok there are 2 spellings of Whisky / Whiskey.... one with an E and one without.... rule of thumb here is ....If the country of origin has an E in their name then they spell WhiskEy country of origin has no E in their name then Whisky so UnitEd StaEts, IErland have E's so Whiskey Canada, Scotland.... no E's so Whisky QED Bob drinks Irish whiskey....not whisky...
  2. So the Coral Reef Food Web will soon be blessed with 2 new additions. ..... Rimas (who gets added to the Scavengers obviously) and the Idahoan Potato Flake (subspecies buttery) which I think goes under Detritus Feeder (as it did feed Rimas)
  3. I thought you were in highschool shop class welding? Maybe I missed something....what are you taking in college? and what kind of college takes off a month in the middle of the year?
  4. This thread is in danger of drifting further than Rimas has...
  5. I think at 8 I was reading Hardy Boys... Mystery of the ....... BTW By the lee....you definitely got the better end of the stick... (there is a pun in there somewhere)
  6. I had to "explain" the rape and kicking bottle scene in an essay in Grade 12....pretty much the worst image in my mind at the time (pre internet obviously)...yup Ive read his books...he definitely is a very sick person... I'm not condoning his plots just giving my spin on them... I was 16 when I read them so maybe I have forgotten the essentials.... I wasn't the one that brought up the sick Kosinski...just pointing out that you misinterpreted the plot of Being There....
  7. THREAD DRIFT (Chauncey Gardner) I think that interpretation of Kosinki's novel is a bit off....though the evocation of the author is very appropriate. In both of his works Painted Bird and Being There Kozinki explores what the germans call BILDUNGSROMAN basically the formative years of the learning of an individual.....my memory of Painted Bird is poor (I recalling from a Grade 12 English essay here ) but the main characters education was in post WWII Poland... and in Being There he explores Chauncey's learning to cope in a new modern environment. My point being that these stories (Being There and Painted Bird) are about how an individual "comes of age" and are not stories of being "misjudged to be a genius" as you stated. Clearly in the next few days our naive Rimas will encounter a reef at which time he will experience BILDUNGSROMAN .....and to use another often quoted german phase we will all experience a huge dose of SHADENFREUDE... amusement at another persons problems ... THREAD DRIFT COMPLETE
  8. I dont think even Team Vestas and Wouter whats his nuts could get themselves out of this little pickle....
  9. seriously ?? since the wee age of 16 you thought about welding yourself a laser ?? where were you envisioning this whole welding thing going? did it not come to your attention that most boats dont have any welding going on? WTF i havent even seen a boat with welding as a prime and central component...how at the age of 16 did you come to the inevitable conclusion that to build a SAILboat that one must weld.?? and the mention you got friends that are plumbers and electricians ?? i think at this point i'm stepping off this ridiculous dialogue...I suggest you look at the HOTROD Flyin' Hawaiian thread for a positive example/role model of what a bit of grade 12 shop welding combined with buddies electrical skills can produce. Troll
  10. well unfortunately he now has a shred of a jib up ...i think. and as Sailronin has observed....he finally grabbed that flailing stick in the stern....while before he was at least on a short track to terra firma.. (in whatever form that might take...me thinks calcium carbonate colonies) now he could have prolonged the inevitable trip to the lee shore in the sky - past his water / cherry availability.
  11. ok fair game.. So lets assume for 1 minute you aren't a troll..... as I see it your three paths will either lead to builder, sailor, or your Yachtmaster Offshore certificate (google the later) either you are a builder...then go knock yourself out and build...you'll spend a few hours a week sailing OPB's and 1000's building yours or you are a sailor....then buy boats and work your way up from dinghy to bigger.... or you want to work in the Marine industry either on Power Boats or Sailing - then start accumulating hours on board larger boats while studying for the Yachtmaster exams....work your way through the various levels while getting any sailing time you can manage...racing...deliveries etc... look if you are really 19 then just google this stuff... there is too much bias in a forum like this to get advice that actually applies to you...
  12. thinking what to do next ??? it's so easy use the FB enablers that got you in the life or death position.... Since they are playing along at home with your life so your three choice are : Phone a Friend, 50/50 or Ask the Audience (later in the show there was Switch the Question but not in time to save your life.....)
  13. So the closest SAR - MRCC (Search and Rescue - Maritime Rescue Coordination Center) for the area between America Samoa in the NE and basically Fiji to the SW..... basically where iNeptune will lurk for the next week or so.... is located in Tonga. Contacts below....FB enablers knock yourselves out. RCC Tonga Defence Services (TDS) Type: MRCC, Country: Tonga SRR: SRR TONGA Tel: 676 23099 Fax: 676 23934
  14. Methinks you guys are being trolled..... no one is this misinformed and unfocused... builder , delivery sailor. ??..... 19 yo with canoe experience (oh and dont forget the time on bass boats..) TROLL
  15. I have to confess that I was initially confused (1.5 seconds) by these harbour maps cause Ive only been in IALA "B" zones for sailing.... Im sure I would have researched ahead to see where the demarcation is between A and B but my initial instinct is always the old "red right returning" Having "departed" in IALA B and now in IALA A I hope iNeptune remembers to make the mental shift, and leave red to port as he sails into harbour... oh wait...he never sails into harbour Never mind