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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. it would be great if you had the facts straight. i owned and raced the ft10 anarchy for 5 or 6 years. i didn't do anything for a year after i sold it, then i sailed a shaw 650 for a almost a year. and then i didn't do anything for a year. then i sailed a gp 26 for a few months. then i didn't do anything for nearly a year. then i bought the melges 32. and when phrf whiners started bitching about the rating, i had jim teeters do an orr/phrf comparison between a number of boats. the one boat that was "an outlier" according to teeters was, the ft 10. orr showed it to be significantly faster than the gift numbers phrf has given it. i simply used actual data instead of bitching and complaining that is the usual M O by people around here to point out that it is actually the ft 10's that needed a rating hit. and they still do. but of course because there was an ft 10 hack/whiner owner on the board, the rating wasn't touched. and then in SoCal, FT 10 owners showed up and cried like the twats almost every single one of them are. ANYONE who has raced on or against an ft 10 in so cal knows that they have one of the most incredible gift ratings. there is simply no other way to look at it. so as i pointed out, you have no idea what you are talking about. and anytime you want to contact me directly to discuss, you are free to do so. As to your other point, yes we plan to do all of that. i agree that i think plenty of people would be interested in what we are doing and do a version of it as well. we are stoked to have a dual boat that we can truly enjoy.
  2. waaa. anything else you want to cry about?
  3. there will be no carbon added to this boat.
  4. i believe it was! not many can say they were stupid enough to have been on a santa cruz 33 for that...
  5. yes it is and i can't wait to put frowns on their sad little pusses.
  6. yes sir! my fiance is as stoked as i am about this thing! we got a great slip at sdyc that looks out over la playa, and we plan to do a lot of lounging in the cockpit, overnighting and racing with a bunch of kooks (including mary!)
  7. hell no. it has a tree trunk aluminum rig that appears to be the opposite of a carbon rig!
  8. and what you should do is shut the fuck up. take another swing here and be ready to get bounced.
  9. santa cruz 33's have had the same rating forever. there are a few of them racing at 96 in long beach at there is no outcry for a change. it is not anything like semi-custom, it is bone stock. rating read? i just got the fucking thing. they had better rubber stamp it at 96, but of course it will be "provisional" so the whiners like brad alberts, and a sadistic little troll from swyc can start bitching right away. i won't tolerate a minute of fuckery from anybody.
  10. i think he meant going from a melges 32 to an sc 33! "Girl, you though he was a man, but he was a muffin." - Frank Zappa.
  11. that is absolutely for sure!
  12. okay douchebag, we will. i suppose.
  13. i appreciate that!
  14. it takes an old fucker like you to remember that shit! hahaha!
  15. As the mighty Anarchy sails off to Ohio, I have apparently fallen and hit my head. There is now a new Anarchy and it is the old Mondo, Santa Cruz 33 hull number 2. I have sailed quite a bit on them, notably Freight Train, and I have always really liked them. Looking for a budget boat that has the ability to race, camp, cruise, daysail and just hang out on, the SC 33 is a very unique - some would say odd - way to do the above, but, it is done with with an homage to the past. Amazingly, the SC 33 is 40 years old. I like owning a little part of history. We are doing a makeover on the boat to get it as nice as we can without spending a ton of money, and we will chronicle this adventure with a series of articles highlighting what we are doing to the boat as we go along. We are keeping the boat stock so as not to give a couple of sadistic phrf trolls reason to fuck with us. We are also getting an ORR rating for the boat so that we can have some actual performance data and realistic comparisons with other boats as opposed to ratings that are often a result of the usual personal biases, petty grudges and self-interested board members who are there only to attack other people's ratings while protecting their own. We have some tremendous partners working with us on this project including OneSailsAus, Marlow Ropes, Selden, Velocitek, Pettit Marine Paint and Shelter Island Boat Yard to get the Anarchy III looking good, sailing good and making the boat a really fun place to be. Stay tuned... - ed. Title inspiration thanks to the Tubes.