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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.

Tom Corbett

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  1. Two simple questions Dougie-- 1. Over the last eighteen months how many hours have you spent foiling either full scale or toy boats? 2. Over the same period how many hours have you spent posting about foiling either full scale or toy boats?
  2. Dougie has been doing the same act for close to twenty years now. First it was toy boats with what he called a working spinaker, then it was canting keels, then other forms of moving ballast and then foils. Always posting endless math that doesn't add up, still pictures that never really prove his point and lots of shots of other people's boats. And then there is the constant "Jane you ignorant slut" insult fights with everyone. Yes, please, please please give him his own forum to say whatever he wants so long as he is banned from posting anywhere else. It would be the best start to 2017 ever!!!!
  3. Dear Team Maserati--All your base are belong to us. Sincerly, Doug Lord (genius)
  4. Ugly? Have you read Doug Lord's posts? His regular attacks? Do you realize how many years he has been trolling and fucking up sailing forums? How many people he has burned by sucking them into his delusions? Have you seen his pictures? After years of trying to be rational, I've come to the conclusion that the only way to deal with the a-hole is ridicule. And this is "Sailing Anarchy" last I checked....
  5. In thinking a little more about why Doug Lord can't find a single person to assist in his revolutionary efforts, I remembered a recent picture of his lordship and wondered if perhaps dougie's problem is olfactory. Which lead me to wonder what in fact Doug Lord actually smells like. At first I thought it was simply "ass". Now I'm thinking a combination of sweat, ben gay, and failure. Anyone else care to speculate?
  6. Come on everybody.....Doug Lord needs a boat buddy....someone to share his love of stained, sweaty t-shirts, ratty beards, Internet trolling and not sailing....Won't anyone volunteer to be his new assistant? Please, this is your chance to give us all a full report on Doug's living and working conditions. I've got money on it that he still lives in his mom's basement....
  7. From the "you can't make this shit up" department, it seems that over on the toy boat forums where Dougie also posts, he claims based on his "testing" ( read " drifting") of his catamaran, he is modifying his foils and rig. Shocking! Even better he is asking for a volunteer to help him launch his boats sometime later in the year because his football coach assistant is gone and the weather is too hot. Again, shocked to think that this means Doug Lord has no friends! Perhaps we could organize an SA group trip to Florida to help him out and learn at the feet of the master. I'm sure a few of the current AC designers would love to learn the secret of the " bat foil"...
  8. Sorry to disappoint, but if you have seen Dougie's workmanship close up you will find it is not up to display boat standard. Shouldn't come as a surprise given his personal appearance and the shots of his "shop" (kitchen table?) that he periodically posts. I think his logos and arrows and letters and numbers are his way of trying to hide his lack of first rate workmanship, kinda like the classic perfume on a pig or in this case body spray on a Doug Lord...jus sayin'. And remember everyone, please try and be a little funny when posting about his Lordship. The humor makes these threads worth reading. Otherwise, they really are just the ravings of a crackpot.... P.S. Anyone want to take odds on how many pictures Doug posts to try to demonstrate that he is an excellent craftsman....
  9. And the foiling mini 40s have no "power ballast" nonsense, no styrofoam float at the top of the mast, no special jib boom, no miracle Velcro reefing system, no "carbonated", "up tip" or "batwing" foils,and no stupid arrows anywhere...most important, they sail regularly in all conditions, tack and gype, and foil upwind and down...show us that on a regular basis Doug and you might get some respect around here. Otherwise, calling your boats state of the art is akin to you claiming that women can't keep their hands off of you. Just cause you say it and maybe even believe it, doesn't make it true.....
  10. UntiP foil, another trademarked Doug Lord revolution...
  11. Doug Lord has been around for so long putting out the same self centered delusional crap (often accompanied by very nasty attacks on his critics) that the only way to deal with him is as a source of amusement. Accordingly, i applaud Chris and all others who respond to Doug with humor. After all, isn't the best way to deal with a clown is to laugh?
  12. Why do I doubt the accuracy of your wind and speed readings? That video sure don't show a boat moving at above wind speed. Somehow, though I predict this is only the first of many extraordinary claims you are going to make coming out of this "test". In the real world, you could have put the thing in a bathtub for all you demonstrated here. In Doug world I'm sure this is the world's first successful sailing of a moving ballast red painted foiled muktihull. However credit where it is due, you touched the water and your boat didn't sink (yet)...
  13. Congrats to Doug Lord--today is the one year anniversary since his "revolutionary" Fire Arrow last sailed! Accordingly: Doug Lord's Daily Excuse for Not Sailing, Friday, July 24, 2015: "I had to celebrate my not sailing anniversary!"
  14. "Carbonate"? It means to inject a gas into a liquid, not whatever you are doing. Or is this another Doug Lord soon to be trademarked "world's first" construction technique? Doug Lord's Daily Excuse for Not Sailing, Sunday, July 19th: "I have to carbonate my foils!"
  15. Foils were shortened based on the "testing program" that you say very few people have a clue about? I assume that mainly means you. Last sail was a year ago and now you are doing modifications? Was the delay because you didn't have a buddy to help hold the exacto knive? Too hot in your mom's basement to work? How can anyone take this shit seriously. If NASA followed your testing protocol, with one launch a year, we would be just about ready to land on the moon--ten years from now.