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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. Nice work Proa... isn't grasshopper 3d great? however there are a few things to keep in mind when design a ballast keel. -Pure lead is never used in keels. It is to soft for the application, most designers or keel manufactures will add 3% antimony to strenghthen the lead which in turn will decrease the density of the ballast compaire to pure lead. -It is also important to remember when tooling for a lead casting to account for 'contraction' as the lead cools in the mold/casting. this is typicaly 1%-2%.
  2. But you removed the part that did make me mad, the part where you throw shit all over me, the part where you belittle me, the part that makes you look like a bully.
  3. why did you edit your post bob, realized you were wrong?
  4. After launching, Icon sailed to Australia, cruised there awhile, did the Sidney-Hobart, cruised around Tasmania, back up to Sidney, shipped to Seattle, did the transpac, then cruised to Midway with scientist on board (only way to get a permit to go there) then sailed back to Seattle. For some that are geographically challenged Hawaii and Midway are in the North Pacific. I'm pretty sure Jimmy was not on the trip NZ to Seattle it would of been a long swim. I don't need to call anyone, but before you post shit on line you might want to check your facts bob. As Proa insuniated a few days ago you could alway blame in on early onset of Alzheimer's....
  5. For the record icon never sailed from nz to Seattle or cruised the South Pacific. Now we know we can't trust What either BS or bob say.
  6. There is a rumor Brent might show up.
  7. Who's the asshole in this picture of Frankie?
  8. Ha, ha. That is clever. Like your sea chest just wondering what your dump sheet looks like. Dump chest.
  9. How did you know I was bald.
  10. Pete I worked for bob for over 7 years as his engineer. I have design a multitude of sea chest on big commercial vessel in the past 5 years. I don't comment often on the forum, but When I do I would expect a more gracious reply. If I'm told to HTFU that is exactly what I'll do. Ben
  11. Have fun at the Yard today.
  12. im cool. Just trying to share with you what I think is a bad concept. From your responses it's obvious you don't want to listen. Build you dump chest, I bet it's pulled out of the boat after 6 month when the interior starts to smell like a dead man fart.
  13. Seems to me your the one that forgot to take you extra dose of HTFU this morning.
  14. Back tracking bob? You've been commenting on how great you sea chest and dump chest are for the better part of a week. Dismissing people's comments regarding their locations and such. Now all of a sudden you have tied lips. You sound more and more like a politician.