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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. Slower? But BS boats are about the fastest thing on the ocean - I mean - look at all the speed related anecdotes....
  2. Sorry, not interested in having all my anchor chain up on deck.
  3. We would ask what a BS36 weights - but it is such a variable number, since the "drawings" don't even match each other - as discussed in the BS36 stability thread on BD.net....
  4. That is _1_ person. Pretty sure more are sitting incomplete in fields then that. ...and they have 180+ degrees of positive stability, right?
  5. Pity that the classification societies don't accept anecdotes when coming up with "new" ways of building boats. Maybe a math textbook might prove educational in your retirement, Brent. Maybe you can move on to structures when you get caught up on the math.
  6. Brent, do you even know what a luddite is? Or do you just throw out words when they seem impressive to you?
  7. If by "zero damage" you mean that the aft ends of the keels were pushed hard enough into the hull to dent it. Or do you just mean "it didn't sink"? I'm really thinking tho that the designer of the boat didn't understand structural engineering at all.
  8. It doesn't really matter what you saw once 30 years ago, Brent. You claim to be a designer, yet all I have seen is excuses for not doing a boat with a sugar scoop stern with steps. That gangplank must of been something to see in a bumpy anchorage...
  9. Oh, so you got an inclining test done? Did you spend the time and work out the numbers yourself?
  10. What is your experience with designing composite boats?
  11. I'm sure I've seen "perfectly fair" repeated over... and over... and over. Am I reading a different forum then you are? Not "good enough", "perfect".
  12. Brent, you spent almost your whole life avoiding a regular job, why do you expect anyone to believe that you would _ever_ have made an effort to learn about drawing... or structural design.. or any number of boat design related topics that you simply don't understand. That was quite the rant about marriage the other day, Brent. Tell us, how much experience do you have with being married? Or don't you hold yourself to the same standards you rant about?
  13. Links, Brent. Post the links.
  14. Brent, I realize that at the Comox mudflat yacht club it is considered normal to only put (maybe) 2 hours a year into maintaining your boat, but out here in the real world it is normal to put far more hours into it. But actually having some pride of ownership must be a foreign concept when you live on a mudflat. I also note that outside of your mudflat, people can insulate & fix leaks in a plastic boat.
  15. Lumps and bumps? What lumps and bumps? Liar!. Arguing with yourself now, Brent? Or do you still need help with quoting?