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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. If my boat is done by then I would absolutely be down
  2. I understand your frustrations and agree with some things done being wrong. BUT. Online forums is NOT a place to argue with people. I understand you care but when i come on here i want to read about ideas and better way to do things or what works and what does not. I do not want to hear about all the crap that happening. Keep that off the internet it will do nothing but hurt what you are trying to do. Also some people like to start shit just to start shit. If you don't keep going back and forth with them they will lose interest and move on to fucking with someone else. Some people like to start fights just to fight. If you dont care then they will most likely fade away. If not then you go after them legally (OFF THE INTERNET).
  3. My thoughts exactly.
  4. That's a really different boat- it's double the weight so at least double the cost, sails 4 up instead of 2, etc. It'd be just as rational to compare the VX to a Viper... The VX is really a nice boat, well made, well thought out, and fun to sail. You know, you just write a check for an amount that is not too high, and hit the water planing away. No year and a half of work before ever getting wet. No breathing fumes and clogging up the lungs and killing brain cells. Just splash it and go with a big grin. Viper's fun too, just an older design. I have raced on Vipers some and they are defiantly a super fun boat to race. So why build a boat like an i550 instead of buying a Viper? Well for one its less expensive and i really enjoy the process. I have learned allot: Boat design, Foil Design, Composites, How to work with lead. I think in the end the process of building a boat from scratch and figuring out many issues and different options i will be a better sailor for it. It defiantly wont be the best one design racing in the world when its done. But how cool will it be to race next to someone with a straight sprit vs an articulating sprit and see which is better in what conditions. or someone with a jibing keel. It will be interesting to see how a complicated hard to sail boat competes vs a simple easy to sail boat. Years in the future it will give me ideas when setting up another boat what things work and what dont so i will be able to maximize the performance of whatever boat i am racing to the extent of the rules.
  5. Just finished insulating and a big clean out of the barn. Now its time to put carbon on the keel and build the cradle for the hull. Hopefully late febuary have some sort of a hull.
  6. I think one of the things that makes this boat so much fun to be a part of is the fact that its built by the owner. The person racing the boat is also the person who built the boat. If you boat is lost "because you had a slower boat" you built the dam thing. If you decided to go with a standard Sprit over a Articulating Sprit thats a decision you made building the boat. So the person who wins OD races will be the best combination of builder and racer. You dont have that in any other standard racing.