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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.

SeaWay

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  1. With so much development going on that pushes the limits of the class coming from professionals (ie salaried sailors, sailmakers, boat builders etc), it could be possible that the main office bearers of the class being volunteers is leading to a situation where the inmates rule the asylum as there is just not enough time for the volunteers to stay ahead of the game. The "hard arsed bastard" that appears to be part of the solution is a big commitment to take on, especially if they have to pay to travel to across the globe every 12-18 months to the worlds regatta, and then compromise their own regatta (assuming at this point they can afford the time to train) arguing with people about their sail numbers because they didn't read the SI's and ISAF guide. its an interesting issue, and I'm sure its not isolated to the Moth Class. SW
  2. I think they just shut their eyes Phil and use their Jedi powers... its the only way I can explain it... SW
  3. Photos from practice racing are up on the facebook page. Link below. SW
  4. 48 Entries so far, some pretty big names on the list. Boats from Tas, Vic, NSW and QLD are on their way, as well as internationals from ITA, GBR, HKG and JPN Should be a cracker!! Entry List is here: http://www.sopyc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Moth-Entry-as-at-17th-December.pdf More info on the facebook link below! Cheers SW
  5. Yeah, they add a bit of "texture" to the water, you get the odd bump every now and then, but otherwise no real drama. Much less of an inconvenience than seaweed. After righting the boat, sometimes you'll have a few jellyfish jump on the tramps for a ride, but they soon slip off. SW
  6. what do you want to know? www.freodoctor.com.au is where most of the locals hang out these days, or the "WA crewfinder" group on facebook. cheers SW
  7. You guys need to hook up wth the other thread arguing about the perils of 1/64 of an inch and imperial to metric equivalency. That would be an entertaining group to listen to in the bar... If you could all agree on which one to meet in, and what time (if you can get your watch to work) Cheers SW
  8. NoR and Entry Form is now active online at the website below All entries received before 31st October 2015 are in the running for the Early Entry prize draw. International Sailors welcome... http://www.sopyc.com.au/…/2016-international-moth-australi…/ Cheers SW
  9. Planning is still ongoing or the 2016 Moth Nationals. We have some sponsors lined up, and some solid prospects also, and there is a fair amount of chatter going on over on facebook. BTW, free camping at the club, OR, discounted apartment / houses available locally if you don't want to sleep rough. More details on facebook. If you have any questions or comments, drop them in here and I'll respond ASAP. Cheers SW
  10. Must be interesting to try and gybe without a bridle to hold onto... hopefully see some more photos soon! SW
  11. We released our event logo last night. IMCA-WA are proud to release the event logo for the 2016 Australian National Championships for the International Moth Class. The Moth fleet are invited to return to the birth place of the Foiling Moth on the Swan River and enjoy the consistently fresh Fremantle Doctor seabreeze. South of Perth Yacht Club located in Applecross on the Swan River is proud to host this prestigious event. All Mothies are invited to come and join us for what will be an awesome event. More announcements are to come soon regarding exciting sponsors, logistics to get here, notice of race and more. Cheers SW
  12. I think it is still early days, if you are a member of IMCA in Qld, NSW, Vic or Tas you will probably get an e-mail from your national rep soon. If you don't, give them a poke and ask what's their plan is. Subsidised travel was voted in at Sorrento, however I think the mechanism stil has to be sorted out. Cheers SW
  13. Phil: That's great news about the container. Agree that freighting boats and flying is the quickest way, driving is a trip in itself if you have time to enjoy the trip and stop at a few sights. If you guys all agree to fly on the same flights we can probably arrange to pick you up from airport if you don't want hire cars (especially if you want to camp at club). Keep the comments and ideas coming guys., now is the time that we can help with logistics for those that are undecided. Cheers SW
  14. Our trip to Sorrento from Perth was staged as follows: Perth to Balladonia. Balladonia to ceduna Ceduna to Bordertown (Vic / SA) Bordertown to Sorrento (via ferry) On the way back Melbourne to Adelaide Adelaide to Ceduna ceduna to Balladonia Balladonia to Kalgoorlie kalgoorlie to Perth Basic rules were On the road by 6am Daylight driving only Fuel / lunch break at midday In bed by 9pm Worked well with a 3.5yr old in the back Other guys pushed it with 3 drivers and a short sleep each night, did it in 3 days. Cheers SW
  15. https://www.facebook.com/pages/2016-Australian-Moth-Championships/834985549868117?ref=bookmarks