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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. Has there been any update on the old Farr 65 "Infinity 3" ? IIRC she moved to Melbourne to be converted into a cruising boat about 6 months ago, but in that burnished gold surely she's hard to hide?
  2. After the latest weather up there is she still in the paddock? In one piece?
  3. When her Adelaide owner sold her the new owners in QLD did the cruising conversion. Some of her history is mentioned in the Aussie Pocket Maxi thread, but the owners in QLD did a bit of a story on the conversion. http://hopinaround.blogspot.com.au/
  4. I'd never normally put "B2G" and "lost souls" together... my memories of the race have been wet and fast (like Gladstone girls), but never life threatening (unlike Gladstone girls).
  5. Yep, believe so. I've sailed it, the deck is sorta showing its age these days but still a sweet boat. I recall seeing it at Hammo just after re-launch thinking it was a major glamour. That had several chops did it not...? IIRC the original platform (hull/rig/sailplan) was massaged as IOR went through the various Mk 1.0 / Mk 27.2 / Mk 27.2aa but the biggest chop was when they cut the deck off in the late 90's early 00's and put the fat arsed Hugh Welbourn hull under it. From memory, shortly after re-birth they had to rig a tacking line across the transom so the afterguard had something to help them cross the boat when going upwind....
  6. Where's that bastard Teaky? He's overdue for an Anarchists dinner at his house. Failing that, I'll get you round for some beer. And Teaky will invite himself... cause there's beer.
  7. Yep, on The Goat this could be our year for line honours. She's a big (hearted) 46 footer.... #gothegoat
  8. DD is right she was a Sweet Caroline originally, and one of at least two I can remember. McConaghy's built one too I think. The Davidson has a whopping great freezer down below under the cockpit so that happy hour beers were always cold, dinners were mostly roast lamb and ice cream did appear on some of the northern trips. I think my best memory is steering her across Moreton Bay on the way to a Mooloolaba finish and hitting 16 knots DDW... I fondly imagined I was in control, but that fat little bustle aft meant she was pretty much doing what she wanted as my arms got longer and longer hanging on to that tiller.
  9. Wow... I did my first two Hobarts on that boat, including 1998. Great to see her back.
  10. I'm seeing a line of custom shirts. TM pending!
  11. Most of us.... I won't say too much as it's a bit raw right now... i will say that Cocko was know about for a while and then Tommy Braidwood and then it seems within a couple weeks the flood gates opened.... The owner has his reasons..... but it still hurts... Hey Pil - I'm not using my Arrow Cat this Xmas, you're welcome to grab it and go do a small boat Nats instead. Much more fun, close racing, beer and hot showers at the end of each day, and you only have to rely on yourself! Can you race an Arrow 2 up?
  12. For the most part, we don't. We export that shit...
  13. Ark323 last seen on the hard at Sydney City. Looking better than it did last December....
  14. DD is right.... The owner will do all the usual offshore East coast races in OZ.... Welcome home? Or are you still in the states? Yep back last week..... never drinking again... or gambling................You back..? we sailing this week...? I'm back. Still drinking. And sailing this w/end. Game on!!!!
  15. DD is right.... The owner will do all the usual offshore East coast races in OZ.... Welcome home? Or are you still in the states?