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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  • Birthday 06/09/1951

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    Northland NZL
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    Sailing. Classic Yachts. Following what's happening in development classes.

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  1. AC36 Auckland NZ

    On the other hand, if rate and taxpayers don't front up, that's exactly what will happen.
  2. AC36 - The Venue

    Don't lose any sleep over it all, Stinger. I'm sure someone, somewhere is looking at the numbers.
  3. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Is that the correct airline? Just sayin.
  4. The Next Boat-----2020

    Very cool, TC. Lots of paragliders ride the thermals above the Ocean Beach cliffs at Mangahwhai Heads, Northland where I live. It looks very exhilarating.
  5. The Next Boat-----2020

    Looks like it could be another daft Phillippe Starck wet dream to me.
  6. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Just good mates. But I don't live in Dipton.
  7. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Say what? They don't allow pineapple and spaghetti on pizza. Untenable.
  8. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Family. Grand children. Nightmare traffic. Can't quite decide which is the most aggravating.
  9. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Aren't there supposed to be carbon fibre clip-on cycle and walkways about to be bolted on?
  10. AC36 Auckland NZ

    It certainly does sound familiar. At the time I was 9. I remember the grown-up being very excited about a new harbour crossing. I don't recall any bitching about the cost, although with only 350,000 inhabitants, Auckland's must have been scared shitless about the financial investment they were committing to. Not much has changed I suspect
  11. AC36 Auckland NZ

    Every time I travel by road, to and from Auckland, I pay a road toll of $4.60. I'm well aware of how roads get built and maintained.
  12. AC36 Auckland NZ

    That I can agree on. The AHB was opened in 1959. I remember walking over it on opening day. How long did it survive before the Clip-ons arrived? 10 short years. It wasn't exactly future-proofed was it?
  13. AC36 Auckland NZ

    OK. So here's the deal. AFAIK, there are two places in the world where public transport by train work profitably without huge ongoing subsidy by taxpayers. Both are in Japan - Osaka and Yokyo I believe. I've taken trains into Tokyo Central and the stories about guys on the platforms wearing white gloves, who push people onto the trains so they don't get squashed by the autoclosing doors are factual. I've seen it. I don't want to see it in NZL. How the fuck would Auckland support this sort of public transport system with less that 2 million inhabitants and 1.5 million annual visitors?
  14. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Ironically, SX practically the only bit of the boat not underwater in that shot!
  15. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Are you that fucking desperate, A4E? Why not just find another sand pit?