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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. Pete, it's a JS9000 (John swarbrick) short handed day sailer
  2. If you want to be quicker than these slow coaches pm me. I have sometihng alot easier to sail and alot faster too... oh and is at pdyc as well. If interested clicky...
  3. only if you go the right way...
  4. Was a bit dissapointed on the SB content too...
  5. wobble: after seeing your boat, i think your nose diving comes from the hyrofoil effect from twin rudders laid out on an angle like you have. my 2c mate
  6. OK you Hobart guys, tried to post a thread in sb anarchy with no luck. Do any of you guys know who has bought the Thompson 7 "Guilty pleasures" down there? I am trying to get in contact with them about their sms certificate revalidation as I need to get it done this week if they are interested in doing the states at the crown series. If any one knows them can they forward their details or get them to contact me Sam on 0419327998. Thanks in advance.
  7. wobble: spoke to you the other nite after a few cans. The boat looks fckn great its a credit to you, stick with it you will speed it up. Time will tell, get a few more races in it before you burn her, you may be surprised? On the other hand, speaking to the guy building the updated Egan 6 sounds very interestingg...
  8. Very jealous - enjoy! It will always be on the nose around tasman....
  9. We need to get scheduling right for next year on the Inshore champs as unbeknownst to us we put it on the same weekend as the Maria race (qualifier for the syd-hobart) so looks like we wont get any of the hobart boats up that were keen to get here. We have good prizes organized (2x$300 random draws) and good racing and hospitality ready to go so spread the word on the inshores if you know anyone that aint doing the Maria race. November 21st and 22nd
  10. Stomp (42 South) will be coming out to play in the DSS Winter pennant. Have been fixing a number of minor issues over the last couple of weeks - have also migrated to the BYC. Minor issues have included:- keel wedge adjustment at Royce's problems with Nanni engine (overheating) servicing winches (not touched since it was built) etc etc and generally pulling it apart, cleaning her up and spending time on a boat again...... Coool, Good luck with her, Great looking bus.
  11. sold the mumm yet? Has the stomp been out yet?
  12. what boat?
  13. thanks for the updates
  14. what is the Liberte Express? is that smithys boat?