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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. Shipmodul wifi multiplexer has a SeaTalk(1) input port. It may be an option that you have to specify when ordering, IIRC. I also have a E85001 + usb adapter that will go up on Ebay when I get around to it. pm if interested.
  2. I think I understand the concept of "guerrilla film-making," but I'm a little fuzzy on the "gorilla" kind. The director beats his chest and yells a lot? Stomps on the camera? Chases the script girl...?
  3. Well, obviously that's plutonium for the flux capacitor. My boat looks like that all the time... I have to pick up all that stuff when i want to sail. Working on a solution.
  4. Not to mention Lewmar...
  5. One of the couples disparaged here a couple of pages back is active on the Ericson forums. They say that when they do an episode all about the boat, or sailing topics, it sinks like a brick.
  6. The Milwaukie,/Rigid 12V LiIon version is pretty slick too, as well as the other tiny power tools in that set. I recently discovered that hitting a control panel with the oscillating tool is a good way to quickly discover all the fasteners that don't have LocTite! They just lack lanyards, for going up the mast, or on-deck.
  7. And that's just what's in my cargo shorts pockets! Whatever the list, it's always (n)-1
  8. Oops, N/M. Found a better picture and it wasn't at all what I thought I was looking at.
  9. Dunno... the moss and lichen in the rigging might be kinda corrosive
  10. I haven't watched much of "SIF," but IIRC, in the first episode, he tore the TV, the fridge, and lots of other stuff out of the boat and threw it away. Somehow it was harshing his "freedom."
  11. Try Googling some of the larger ones - commonly called "whale condoms."
  12. How strange are the economics where it works out to use a marina slip as a mini storage locker. In other news, I recently observed people with fishing gear boarding a zombie near me. A couple of guys actually stripped the tarps off, and for a few minutes, I thought they were actually going to sail the thing! I hung around surreptitiously to watch because the way the stitching is unraveling out of the sails, it could potentially be a pretty spectacular sight. But they just sat in the cockpit and fished the slip for a while. For some reason, there's a new "no fishing" sign on the gate.
  13. When I travelled a lot for work, and rented cars, sometimes I would walk out to the parking lot and realize that I had no idea what I was driving, or what it looked like. Although once I rented a sporty-looking Trans Am. But on a day off I drove it to Kennedy Space Center. When I came out - there were at least 200 identical Hertz Trans Ams in that color in the 10-acre section of the lot where I parked. Good thing mine had a seagull splat on the back window.
  14. Interesting. When the "yacht" was new to me, I gradually stocked up the liquor cabinet. But I recently off-loaded all that stuff. Had to re-route the radar cable through there, and as far as I could see, none of the bottles have ever been opened. Except a couple of fingers down on the Myers. Good stuff here though. I might print out this thread and stick it into the Charlies Charts book. I didn't know about the crab pot free zones.
  15. Oh... a long time ago I had some discussion with a young woman about learning and practicing a bit of kinbaku. Then she let slip some remark to the effect that her previous rope partner won't practice with her any more "just because I like to cut him a little bit." OK, One large helping of vanilla for me, please!