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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. Bit uncalled for isn't it? The guy's getting character assassinated in court... 'he kept on drinking down the pub while the boat sank'... What's he supposed to do, run down the dock, jump in and swim out with a haynes manual and a tube of sealant? As I recall he set up a regular comms schedule, emailed advice which may not have been downloaded, told them to rip the interior apart until they found the source and head for the azores.
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40186158
  3. It would seem that you don't have a clew
  4. Staple bundles of twenty pound notes to the bunks.
  5. Always with the 30 knots this, 30 knots that. I get that it's windy in Cape Town, but that doesn't mean you can send noobs out in a dinghy in force 7.
  6. You have sources the MAIB report didn't? Pretty sure the report said Skipper, Mate and 2 others who were contributing towards supplies only. You want to book a course?
  7. In that spirit, you sailed a wayfarer lately? It's called form stability. Reality doesn't care much for your disbelief anyways.
  8. If this had been an aircraft, the entire fleet would be grounded, there would be an in-depth engineering review of the design, and either a mandatory AD would be created requiring inspection and/or repairs to all aircraft of the type to ensure that every ship was safe, or the grounding would be permanent. This boat had already been grounded... Looking back over the MAIB report though it seems harsh to pin the blame on the operator when they got the boat professionally repaired after each incident, the issue the MAIB flagged up was that no-one really knew appreciated how significant the separation of the grid was and there were no authoritative specs on how to repair such damage.
  9. Re-read the MAIB report. Failure to properly repair grounding damage, failure to properly repair grid bonding separation, failure to ensure seaworthy vessel, possibly negligent in deferring surveys. Notably also being charged under http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1995/21/section/100
  10. Doug Innes, director of Stormforce Coaching has been charged today with gross negligence manslaughter in relation to the loss of Cheeky Rafiki. http://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2116170/breaking-man-charged-over-death-of-cornish-sailor/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37585049 Personally I'm surprised.
  11. Probably too busy sailing. Did someone mention it's a tiller?
  12. Pretty sure the garbage can full of water is unnecessary, these are air cooled, right?
  13. Now I'm sure you start easy and work up, and I'm not suggesting training in hurricanes, but practising in calm seas and daylight is surely a little lacking?
  14. Jailbait... that's a real respectful phrase.
  15. Force 6 in a laser isn't big breeze? Sounds like all the bullshit people spout about sailing in 50 knots in a 49er has confused you.