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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. Apparently ( http://maritime.abou...onnage1969.html ) the definition is:
  2. How can the value simultaneously be in tonnes and be unitless?
  3. He'd be fine as long as they have room for his carving supplies. And sprouts, cheese and the dragon mask. Well, at least he could make himself useful if they needed the hull Bondo'd. He could direct one of the other crew how to do it.
  4. Though most don't find his paintings of value -- hence the perennial lack of funds -- perhaps the gods of the mice might like them. I suppose it's an outside shot.
  5. Btw, Harpoon, about how many times would you guess you've said "goodbye" on this thread?
  6. While you weren't saying anyone did, no one did blame him for that. It could have been a good idea however for him to have done some work maintaining the boat during the three year drift. What else was taking up his time? A rusted out Slinky, an amusing clock, and a collection of three Hustler magazines from the 70s? The unwillingness to work to pay for it, and the sponging off of others to obtain the funds though, he has been criticized for.
  7. I suppose I have to spell it out for you: That is how the boat looked (past tense.) It is not how it looks (present tense) or ever will look again (future tense.) You wrote "looks." How the boat looked (not "looks") thirty or more years ago, and will never look like again, is a moot point. The way that it looks would never get into a coffee table book, to say the least. Unless the book were "Assorted Sea Trash" or some other such title. I understand that your ignorant and, frankly, nasty self has too little class to thank me for explaining this difference in meaning for you, so I won't be waiting for it.
  8. You have your verb tense quite wrong. I really have no interest in gazing at "rependent" photos of any kind, let alone pics of a cement pig. Actually, if it's true you haven't been drunk in decades, that's quite unfortunate. At least if you were drunk while posting, as appears to be the case from content and "style," then there could be other hours of the day in which you are functioning better. If not drunk, then what we see here is your normal condition, and that would be truly sad. I really was giving you the benefit of the doubt there.
  9. I give him credit for renovating his home on a shoe-string budget and continuing to live his "adventurous" life-style. But a thirty-some-odd-year-old boat with a ferro-cement hull on a rusted skeleten cannot be insured, let alone sold for an "enormous sum." This post, as much as anything you have written, betrays your ignorance of all things nautical. The boat is worth little or nothing, except for to him, and there's nothing wrong with that. Replacing the wood interior and deck will no doubt improve Anne's looks and his and his family's quality of life, but as far as resale value, the renovation is like putting lipstick on a pig. get back to me when or if he sells her beercan as you may be 'crushed' by the sale. a 70' (longer w/ bowsprit) Schooner which made a little bit of sailing history, has appeared in beautiful yachts spreads in coffee table books, Can you back up the "beautiful yachts spreads in coffee table books" claim, or have you simply drunk too much again?
  10. Actually, it's a FerraLite (Fer-A-Lite?) boat, allegedly a very strong and impervious composite when properly constructed. Thank you! Not only for correcting the misinformation I put out by mistake (always a great thing to have screwups not stay out there) but for the informative lead. The Fer-A-Lite is pretty interesting: http://www.fer-a-lit...onstruction.PDF Not that I would do it myself, I don't think, but pretty interesting. It seems unlikely (just as personal opinion) to be actually impervious to water, given decades of time, but it makes sense it would be much more resistant than ferrocement.
  11. I guess the key phrase may be "when properly constructed."
  12. While you have been criticized for this statement, actually "enormous" is relative and therefore you could well be correct. Since working a job is apparently against Reid's concept of life, or is just too onerous for him or whatever the situation is, even say tree fiddy might be an "enormous sum" for him. It surely is about all that an interally-rusting, cracking-open old ferrocement boat could be "worth" on the market.
  13. What would his motivation or reason then be for saying that the ship will be put back into commerce, when it's widely known that it will not be? It would seem to me that if he knows it will not be, the only thing is he accomplishing by falsely saying that it will be is making himself appear a fool or blowhard.
  14. Well, once the good counselor learns that, then he won't have the need to be so angry anymore and will perhaps withdraw the suit. Or at least he will be left only with the, according to him, lesser anger about people dying unnecessarily from Schettino's actions and (perhaps) complicity by the cruise line in delaying abandoning ship. Small potatoes compared to his bigger-though-incorrect concern about refloating.
  15. Oh, well then you are doing a fine job of reflecting on us... However, if they will have you, I would suggest keeping company with other people as well, rather than just us.