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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. Same, when I see bearings on the deck, time to get a new block.
  2. nothing around there. Try airbnb but do it soon.
  3. I had a sail on the old black magic in Auckland and it was well worth it. Hard to believe how hard those things go. Crack off from a work and you could really feel the acceleration. Went from 9.5 to 16 in literally seconds. Awesome fun and recommend it if you get the chance. I was smart enough to take one step back when they looked for volunteers to help grind up the main.
  4. What he said!
  5. That is fucking awesome. Havent laughed that hard in a while....
  6. I met a 14 year old girl on the Internet. She was clever, funny, flirty and sexy, so I suggested we meet up. She turned out to be an undercover detective. How cool is that at her age?! I just saw that Harry Potter film. A bit unrealistic if you ask me. I mean, a ginger haired kid, with two friends? When I got divorced, my wife said she would fight for custody of the kids. Took her out with one punch. I was walking in a cemetery this morning and saw a bloke hiding behind a gravestone. I said "morning." He replied, "No, just having a sh!t." Disabled toilets: Ironically, the only toilets big enough to run around in. I was reading in the paper today about this dwarf that got pick pocketed. How could anyone stoop so low? I was walking down the road when I saw an Afghan bloke standing on a fifth floor balcony shaking a carpet. I shouted up to him, "What's up Abdul, won't it start?"
  7. there has been a positive step forward. more info to come Ok, so this was old, but all I could find. Did these kits ever come to australia? Any contacts?
  8. I only have a few tips: - Now you are a bowman you are an all knowing demi god of sailing. Never forget that and never doubt your prowess - the cockpit can smell weakness and will pounce, forever blaming you for everything. - Check EVERYTHING on the way out to the racetrack (ie halyards, sheets, personal equip. kites, course notes.) If it is not run properly its your fault. - You should know the course and all the marks, you are the first person they are going to ask if you can see the mark yet. - Be on the foredeck as little as possible. - Talk to the helm/tactician before the race so you know what the plan is for the start and have an educated guess at what the first rounding is. - I always carry a knife (with a spike so I dont use separate fid) and a sail tie when around the cans, more for offshore. - Yell loudly what you want the back of the boat to do and what you have completed - the trimmers need to be sure before pulling shit on and slicing off your fingers. - During a gybe (all during all pole manouvres), keep your damn head on the opposite side of the forestay to the pole. Little hard to get into specifics with knowing a bit more about the boat your on and its setup. Remember bow newbie - we have a reputation to uphold. You cant be a proper bowman until you have fucked the owners daughter (or wife) and left a puddle of love on the .5 runner.
  9. Two builders from New Zealand, called Phil and Mick, are working at the top of a high rise building site. Phil turns to Mick & says "I've gotta take a piss, but there's nowhere to go". "Walk out to the end of that plank" replies Mick. "I'll stand on this end and balance it" "Are You sure Mick?" "Yep, no worries mate" "100 %?" "YES!" So out goes Phil to take a piss, but before he's finished the lunch siren sounds. Mick forgets what he's supposed to be doing and steps off the plank. Phil of course, is a gonner. Several months later an Australian, a Frenchman and a New Zealander are sitting in a bar discussing which of their respective Nations chase women the hardest. Wazza the Aussie says "Mate, I've been known to miss a piss-up session down at the pub with me mates, trying to crack on the Sheila's!". Pierre, the Frenchman says "Non, non, non. We French chase ze women weeth much zest and geev to zem gifts of love like French champagne to ween zeir affection. Eet eez us for sure". Meanwhile Bob the New Zealander sits laughing & says "No, no, you blokes are both wrong. The other month I was walking past a building site at home, following these 2 gorgeous looking birds, and this bloke came plummeting from the sky with his dick in his hand screaming: "CUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNTTTTTTTT!!!"