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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. Barney Army beats Me Off, thanks to them being OCS by 2 lengths. They caught right back up at Steiglitz, but it got shy after that and we wriggled away again and stretched out again. Maybe 5 mins at the finish. The Bad Grandpa boys sailed well and cleared out, but the new little Egan called Bruce will win our division I think, finishing 10 mins in from of us. Standout performer for fuckups was Transit Lounge, once again falling over, getting the mast we to the tip but getting her upright again, then sailing the rest of the race with her washboards in. Good times.
  2. Well the Barney Army will be there, gotta love this race, it was purpose built for Elliott 7's. Never miss a good opportunity to yell at the dumb fkn Multihull whackers who love to sail over the top of you then stop. The E7 intergalactic drain racing championships luckily co incide with this race, and Dan Jacks Me Off is looking the goods this year with his rock star crew, ex Americas cup pro sailors, Supermaxi crew and Sportsboat legends. Then there's Dan, but the others will drag him up a level or two. There looks to be one more E7, Steeple Jack from the Goldy, with the home waters advantage they will be a dark horse, at least until they hit the open water of the bay where there will be a big possibility they will get lost. The esky is packed, with Goggles and Millerbeer along for the ride again this year we'll need a full esky. Slapper will be happy to know I have insulated the bow locker, so his allocation of 3 rum cans and a bottle of cordial will stay nice and cool. Unfortunately, ice will be too heavy, so not that sure how cool they really will stay. Who cares right?, the after guard will have plenty of ice for the beers! We also have professional crew on board this year, gotta love being married to a sailmaker. And then our 5th is a world renowned 505 legend Dutch heritage ex Kiwi, now Aussie, with a touch of Yank thrown in. If we can understand him talk, we might go ok. This is my second favourite home waters event, behind the St Helena Cup, and well worth the effort of the 7 hr delivery down the coast. Always makes for dusty old start to Saturday and race day. On a side note, Blackjack, ex V70 Telephonica will be doing the outside course, it will be interesting if they can beat us to the finish line, I suspect they will easily, even though they have to do more than double our average speed to do so. C U on the water!
  3. Lol, I hate that!
  4. This is Anarchy MM, crossing the good taste line is what we do?
  5. Yep! What will it take! You two need to stop drinking from the same tippy-cup.... Or what! You'll fucking shoot me?
  6. Yep! What will it take!
  7. As a father of 3 small kids, I was horrified to wake to this news. Terrible to hear and I can't possibly imagine what the parents of those families are going through. As a resident of Australia and not "into" guns I do think its time the American people decided enough is enough. Ban these things which cause such great tragedies year after year. 5-10 year old kids. Such a great loss of helpless beautiful children.
  8. Looks great fella, shame about the tack then the fenders over the side, on our boat we shout the bar if that happens! Top job(for a shipping crate)
  9. 1.i didn't mean stiff as in physically. i was talking about no weight on the bottom ie. tippy as hell 2. the rudders are like 2 feet long. tiny. 3-4.the boats bow up/stern down so it doesnt trip over itself surfing down 2-3metre waves (and it trys to as it is) it feels like it wants to nosedive all the time- no buoyancy in the bow sections 5. possibly, thats what i was thinking. 6. lots of extra drag for another appendage (4???) 7. $$$$$ cheers PS it doesn't matter about habdicap anymore, the boat has been rejected by the ASBA and has not been granted an exception to the 6m rule (we knew it would happen) Looking at the handicaps finally from Geelong, i550, .771 Elliott 7 .777. That was never going to be kind to you..... Like I said earlier, save it for downwind races, Bay to Bays and the like, have a holiday come up 1st weekend in May!!! Well worth the trip.
  10. Tokyo realised this early on, he only enters races that are all downwind(S2C, Wintersun, Bay2Bay) It does ok in these races, in any other race he entered where there was a windward leg he was back with boats like a Castle 650... To put it bluntly, they just do not go upwind.
  11. Is the rumour true that a Hartley 16 beat an i550 around a race track without flying a spinnaker
  12. So if you 32:1 for rig tension, what tension do you run? Do you have a loose guage to check, seems like a lot. Six Pak has no where near 32 and seams to get enough.
  13. LOL!
  14. No!
  15. Whatever, Tokyo they are Elliott beaters.