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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. Yep, I've been enjoying the podcasts. I like hearing of his missteps. Makes me feel better about the multiples of errors and bad outcomes I've had!
  2. Sorry, I was out of touch, land sailing my sprinter around desert southwest. I'll get back up to speed soon!
  3. Philly, the smaller boat is a possibility, too. What are you getting?
  4. Thanks to all! So far, this is exactly the info I was looking for. I hadn't thought of the F31, b/c I thought that the issues with getting the boat on the water (mast raising, etc.) would be worse with the f31 and F33, but I will put those boats into the mix. Any Dragonfly owners want to chime in?
  5. So, I guess I'll put myself in for a share of abuse, and I have broached this topic before on other forums, but as the wife and I age, we are looking at our boat situation. We have a nice condition 1998 F28R. A great boat. Not for cruising in your 50's. Oddly, the wife and I like to sleep together and the v-berth in the 28 does not fit us (we should lose weight, but that's another subject)... Turns out that over time, we are looking for a unicorn of a boat. We want a boat that can be towed behind my sprinter (7500 lb max tow weight), set up and splash in an honest hour or less, comfortably sleep the two of us, stand up headroom (well, close anyway - I'm 6'0"), private potty for the wife, cruise unassisted for a week or so at a time, 10-15 knots cruising speed with minimal drama, can handle a little weather (but primarily a coastal cruiser), comfortable cockpit, price that is less than 200K, blah blah blah... Top contenders (in order) Dragonfly 28 Telstar 28 Cruze 970 Prefer slightly used... What I'm looking for is people who have had lots of or long term use of one of these or something similar, who can give us the pluses and minuses. The F28R is going to be sold and replaced this summer.... Thanks in advance for your thoughts.