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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. you mean the button on top of the propellor ?
  2. owners will supervise salvage ? not the insurers ? is there another story concealed within ?
  3. A " few " questions for all the professionals with tickets ----------- If Schettino was dining with we all know who, WHO was in charge on the bridge ? What were their instructions on the bridge re the proposed " Fly By " ? Was there a failure to follow ( part of ? ) those instructions ? Can we presume those instructions were from Schettino ? If Schettino had arrived on the bridge, just before " contact " , WHO was in charge of the ship ? Did a hand over of the ship to Schettino ACTUALLY happen, either before or after " contact " ???
  4. how do we know that tugboats did not push the ship sideways to the shore ?
  5. Result of Yahoo search ---- Australian Cruise Ships Carnival ships come out from dry dock with more wet thrills and more relaxation - Bal Cruise Addicts - 11 hours ago Ships support going it alone - The West Australian Cruise Addicts - Feb 03 03:31am Ship industry cruisin' for a sprucin' AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Feb 05 07:16pm Scan latest headlines with the Y! News Toolbar Search results Cruise Holiday Packages, Holiday Deals from under $999 - P&O ... P&O Cruises offers cruise holiday packages to exotic locations around Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Pacific ... Our Ships. Pacific Dawn; Pacific Jewel; Pacific Pearl; Pacific ...www.pocruises.com.au - Cached Australian tries to sell stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia ... [Jan 23, 2012] "FOR sale, one cruise ship - slight damage to right-hand hull, mainly cosmetic."www.news.com.au/travel/news/australian-tries-to-sell...More results from news.com.au ยป
  6. maybe the use of decimetres caused the decimation of the ship ........... but if L N is french, I believe that is how they say a tenth of a metre ... in france ................. but it sure fucks with the brains (?) of the ( imperial ) yanks ! sort of like, how the chinese count in units of 10, 000 after they get past one thousand ...................... remember 20 shillings to a pound, and then having to learn fractions and percentages of a pound ?
  7. and the norweigians have a satellite that can receive and relay A. I. S. signals ........................................... errr .... mR kINGSTON on the lake ......................
  8. Apparent wind and leftover rudder. any kitchen scraps help with that ?
  9. the abrupt turn was a figment of the cartoonists who lacked A. I. S. data full stop ......and what has been discussed suggests there possibly was not power to the steering gear as the momentum errrr died
  10. Lies Dammed Lies Statistics RAW DATA an A. I. S. plot based on raw Data ( REAL DATA ) is the only thing that will keep this story from fairyland By the Way ................. IT IS THE MED NO or minimal tides, FEW currents except places like around sicily, dardanelles, gibraltar mroe fairyland stuff keeps cumming about tides and currents do the gREAT lAKES have tides and currents ?
  11. ................ so it looks like .................... no thrusters no anchors no power ( engineroom flooded ) 1 MW emergency ....... lights and what else ? no A. I. S. for a time between 16 & 40 mins was it that the rudders were stuck on starboard helm from the too late attempt to clear the island when the power went down, and momentum took the ship in a loop to its final stop ? .... or is that all too loopy ?
  12. try 0.28 NM = 518.56 metres
  13. a mac 26 skipper ?
  14. That's all they are ---- pretty pictures errr CARTOONS update 21-Jan-2012 We have created a more detailed version of the reconstruction. Please note that we have used interpolation to fill in some of the position gaps of the original movie. <br class="atl-forced-newline"> Grounding Costa Concordia Interpolated.wmv AIS Data Analysis Statement.pdf NO further comment from me