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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. After reviewing the last few pages, the level of detail and work involved almost seems ridiculous. I'm glad that things like this exist, but my lower class brain just can't comprehend the value proposition.
  2. I didn't mean to offend. I remember that quote from DC "No Excuse To Lose" and thought that is where it came from.
  3. I remember reading that somewhere, but I think that book was pretty old. And I don't think he has many fans left. Looking forward; Do you see any theoretical ways that hull speed could be improved? Any radical innovation that could make a non planning hull significantly faster? Even in the imaginary world of unlimited crazy idea's, carbon fiber, and lead?
  4. And,,, after reading threads like this, 99% of normal people will choose not to teach kids sailing. And,, the one most likely to harm kids will be the friendly high school gym teacher with the perfect record.
  5. Another serious question; Why can't you trick Hull Speed? Why don't we see retractable 20 ft. bulbs that push the bow wake forward or foils that make the water think there is 10 feet behind the stern?
  6. Man you Viper guys look and play the part. I don't have the money for a competitive boat, but if I did, it would be a Viper for sure. If there was a class i would wish to become a staple, I think the Viper would be it.
  7. I can just imagine some production assistant being asked to research Sailing Anarchy to see if there is anything interesting. After a long day the wide eyed P/A would probably answer, I don't know... I really don't know...
  8. As someone from Toronto area, I can't stand anything Gehry has designed in the last 20 years. He is 187 years old and anything produced with his name attached is the mix of a senile man and a bunch of middle managers. They paraded Gehry out for the Mirvish towers when they were looking for new air rights. "Gehry's" models were so ridiculous that it was obvious to anyone present the buildings would look nothing like the stupid models. Total lack of function can work for an expensive theater; but it has no place on a sky scraper and no place on a boat.
  9. OK, Answer me this: If global warming is such a problem, why aren't all environmentalists advocating for Nuclear power?
  10. I haven't visited this forum in a few months; any way I could get a recap or update? I will likely look though these forums eventually but a summary would be great!
  11. These sailboats have finally caught up with the rest of manufactured goods. They will last for 20 years and give you the open modern feel you want. With the depreciation of boats and regular use I think that this makes total sense. Boats are now built for the average user, a few times a year as a buoy racer or over-nighter. If you want to take a 40 fter on the ocean than there are more expensive choices for you. As someone with an extremely overbuilt 30 year old Jeanneau that need as much money spent on it as its worth, I see the other side of the problem. I would easily trade all of the nice solid wood trim for a easy way to replace the wood bulkheads. If those wood bulkheads were actually a plastic with veneer that would be double plus good. I would much rather at this point, the headliner not have been made from pieces of thick leather. and i would very much have appreciated it the overall fiberglass had not rotted at all. When I see a new Jeanneau I think it looks really cheap; but half of me wonders if they have just fixed a lot of the problems that I am now coming across. If anyone could comment if they have improved the underlying problems or just cheaped out, that would be great.
  12. Apart for the boat selection, I have some worries about the games. I went to buy some tickets this week as I could use a couple days in the city and thought it would be fun. Apparently there are no tickets for sailing and the sailing venue will be viewed from Sugar Beach. What it doesn't look like is there will be any dedicated area set off for sailing fans or more importantly no mention of any screens with info on the racers or telemetrics. After 3 billion tax dollars spent on the games, I would expect at very least a way to tell how the boats are doing in the series and when the races are starting. I will go down and view at least the finals and hope that I am presently surprised with the viewing experience, but I'm skeptical. Some people may think; Its only the pan am games, why would you expect a world class viewing experience with effort and money spent on it? A: After 3 billion tax dollars and the planned huge delays of traffic across Toronto, I would hope that the games would at least promote sailing and give viewers a rewarding experience. Does anyone know if Sugar Beach will have telemetrics, video or other things to help viewers? Also does anyone know how to be allowed into RCYC during the games or whether security would be tight enough that trying to crash it would be a bad idea?
  13. After three of these threads I still can't get my head around the process...; A thousand SAers agree that it's perfect, BP takes the negative feedback and makes it better, yet it still remains a short production run custom boat. Why can't there be a 35 Perry with a 200 run we could look forward to sailing. Or a Kick-starter for a one deign Perry. I think that the effort BP has added to this community, We should be able to build a design that last forever(or at least a few hundred years).
  14. I would also add a butterfly hatch on the forward compartment, a manually retractable sprit and extra solar panels on the cabin top.
  15. I'm sorry to break up to fun, but does anyone mind giving a factual retelling of what has happened with the FH. I have tried looking back a few pages and may be more confused than when I started. What happened, without the BS.