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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. Ya shudda bin here last week. Well played. ...and the perfect wave of Cape St. Francis.
  2. Yes read it. Like most one day on the water test drives, it reads just fine. As I click around thinking in terms of something i could use during the summer along the east coast for family cruising and as a mother ship for the race boat for regattas like BIRW etc. it is interesting to me. I was wondering if anyone had experience with the boat in terms of durability, some offshore miles? I"m not taking about rounding the horn, but the ability to get to Bermuda or even down to the islands safely and comfortably (ie. keel remaining firmly attached) would be important.
  3. Greetings all, I was wondering if anyone had experience with DuFour 455? Seeing the prices in the secondary market obviously makes me wonder about build quality, safety. Looking for a coastal cruising boat with the ability to handle some offshore work. What about known issues? Keel problems, hull integrity concerns. Quaity comparisons vs. Benetau, Jeannau and the like? Thanks in advance. L
  4. Don't lose sight of the unintended consequences. Many organizations that have conveniently looked the otehr way, will be required to come up with actual "policies" for dealing with the possibilities of someone encountered using. A-Basin is an example. Never an issue previously, everyone tolerant and casual. Now they are forced to at least casually patrol the parking lot and the slopes. I remember them making a public statement regarding something to the fact of anyone found using in the open, in the parking lot etc would be turned over to law enforcement. I do not know anyone who has run afoul of this policy, but they at least made the statement publicly.
  5. Mark, we are heading out to the boat in Newport for a little family cruising next week 22-26 was wondering what your gut says about Karl or any other pain in the ass system lurking around.
  6. an oldie but a goodie...
  7. Has anyone actually ever gone north and east of MV and Nantucket? Talk about banging a corner
  8. Looking at the Nautilus Lifeline, does it have the ability to act as a normal handheld VHF? Hail on 16 and then switch to a working channel or other frequency?
  9. Wrong movie. Well played...
  10. This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass, Larry!
  11. 7070: That is exactly what I am figuring out. i appreciate your thoughts regarding this stuff on this and other threads. X-gate does have an app. I"m leery as hell of the Iridium App, though I have been assured that they have worked out the bugs. Now that I have the GO in hand, i'm going to try it out ad see how it works.
  12. I was wondering the same thing. The reviews of the Iridium Mail app are terrible. Can I easily use a gmail account created specifically for the boat to interact with the GO?
  13. hate to break it to you, but uh no, no government agency is out there "actively" looking for your OD35. "They've got us working in shifts"Who cares about the boat! I just hope he gets his Creedance tapes back. Dude!