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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. zzarganas, just in case you show up here again: where are you from, and what is your affiliation with Astus?
  2. Hahaha more entertaining than the WWC. And no mystery anymore why the production F-22s aren't hitting the water faster than they actually do.
  3. Carpe diem. Don't wait. If money is not so much an issue, have a closer look at the Dragonfly, its a beautiful boat. I was myself tempted by the F22 project, but luckily realized early enough that this might take much longer as many F-boat fans would want to believe. Now I am sailing a Sprint Mk II, soon my 4th season will start, and I am very happy. I have read lots about and seen live the F22 (never sailed though), but I would not trade my boat for the F22 even without the wait. The DF25 however, I would really need to take a longer look. It seems to be quite a bit "more boat".
  4. These are novel products. There's nothing out there to compare to otherwise. BS. This is what makes threads like these so utterly useless. Really? - pray tell, what other similar production boats should be we comparing? That's not the point. But look at the last 10 posts or so for your answer. However, comparing the Astus to the one boat somebody built some time ago doesn't help anybody.
  5. These are novel products. There's nothing out there to compare to otherwise. BS. This is what makes threads like these so utterly useless.
  6. +1 thanks for that!
  7. We got winds >60 knots last year in the marina and my Sprint 750's mast got caught under the neighbor's mast/backstay. It stayed that way until the next morning, leading to some damage on both boats. It seemed that the little tri swung more from left to right than the monos next to it.
  8. +1. Geez guys give them a break. Just wait a bit, videos will be there eventually. SA has the privilege to be informed early, but this is not the real world. The real world is out there, the public, boat shows, marketing material provided in time, etc And was it with this magical 20kn speed? Not a good boat if it's only doing 18kn? I got a Sprint MkII a couple years ago, very happy with it, so no interest in this fight either. For me and I would think for many around here (computer sailors and others), 14kn is cool cruising, at 16+kn I start to tighten up for thrills but less comfort, and whether it reads 18, 19, or 20+ knots on the Speedpuck, is for bragging rights but not more. So let Corsair sort things out. They developped a boat that looks interesting for a certain market segment, and they certainly know about marketing. So what's the interest in trashing them from behind your keyboards? Reading all this one might think that some here think SA stands for "Seriously Asenine"...
  9. +1 My oldest son two weeks ago, when I reefed: "Dad, why? that wouldn't have killed anyone..."
  10. Yvan Bourgnon just finished his around the world on a 6.2m (20ft) catamaran, most of it solo. http://ledefidyvanbourgnon.com/le-catamaran/ Define "and do what no other sailor has ever tried before".
  11. Just coming back from vacation and opening this thread. LOL, best reading since the paperback version of Conan the Barbarian... Seriously, guys. Do some of you really think they can comment on the folding system or the sheeting angle from a single pic, and teach Corsair how to do it better? Criticising Corsair for not providing videos or any other information that you are too lazy to get yourself? At least they sell boats you can sail.
  12. Make it a "he is right / he is wrong" function, and you'd be surprised of the results. People who want to go sailing on these boats go with Corsair and DF, people who rather prefer spending their time waiting for the perfect little trimaran go with a F-22. Nothing wrong really with either one. This is a SA thread and not an F-religion hang-out, so why not accept another opinion?
  13. 4 wheels are dearer than 2 wheels, and yet there is a huge market for cars.
  14. Thanks Peter, for sharing pics and videos. These little trimarans are so nice boats!
  15. Doing very very well. Just suffering this year from a rainy period formerly known as summer, but that's not the boat's fault. I am getting more and more used to it every time I go sailing, although still far from being an expert. Really happy with my choice.