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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. Thats tons...no worries there at all.
  2. keep the commentary coming Richie!
  3. And Marissa Myer cant figure out why Yahoo sucks. Well guess she only makes $100million/yr, so we cant expect her to figure out how to do a live stream.
  4. they seemed pretty confident that they would be able to recover the boat. I hope that they do and I'm very curious to see what's broken/how and what the designers and builders have to say about it I am sure they can recover it. The boat is not taking on water, the water that is in the boat came in the back hatch when it rolled, so with the hatch closed now, the situation should at least be "stable".
  5. Interesting latest update says the boat was rolled by a rogue wave while hove to - resulting in taking on a ton of water and "sustained damage" to the rig, hence the abandoned boat. The report goes on to say the wave while large should not have capsized the boat - no kidding. Wonder if its a case of cutting out too much lead and too high of a reliance on the foils.
  6. I knew it was one of yours as soon as I saw it...love your work!
  7. Great pics, and Commanche looks the weapon for sure, but does anyone actually beleive that you can just splash a cutting edge 100ft super maxi a few weeks before a major offshore race, and beat WOXI? The WOXI crew knows that boat inside and out. The Commanche boys will need one hell of a steep learning curve to be competitive. Even the top professional programs need time to learn the boat.
  8. When did Spoffo confirm it was Rod and his son? I saw a photo that was sent supposedly to a forum member. I read how typing on a phone is so difficult. I see different spelling and punctuation errors. Some that should NEVER come up if a phone is being used to write stuff to the forum. How is it that there is no space after a period. How is it that the autocorrect is not kicking in? I am still a doubter. Although.. I must congratulate the person who sent the photo.. Pretty damn good. Easy to fake EXIF etc... and the background is so damn good. But the language and the errors that appear and are NOT consistent... quite a problem... Excellent attempt... but.. let us stop the BS. (for spelling errors, a good example is dont and don't. Both forms appear...) Go back and read - HR quoted a conversation he and Spoffo had, Spoffo confirmed it. He's real.
  9. Fuck nice work!!! we got the real deal here! Any more naysayers????
  10. 1 pic of yourself on the FH is all you need to shut up all your naysayers.....seems you arent who you claim....darn, was hoping the real deal would post here.
  11. Where's the self pic? If you are legit, should be easy to get one.
  12. Your problem is fundamental design flaws. If you fix and make stronger what broke this time, the next weakest part will break - you will be chasing this forever. You need to get someone on board that can help you work with what you have - but basically redesign the thing.
  13. So what is your plan? Are you trying to beach it to do repairs? Or? And are you still planning on sailing across the ocean, or you looking at more of a more "local" plan B?
  14. I just spoke with a mate of mine in SF - the FH, HR, grandma and his fake Harley are all fine. The FH has been purchased by Team Artemis to replace their current boat - they will be adding 7 ft of sugar scopes and their foils....should be good to go against the kiwis in a week or so.
  15. Totally agree. I think if HotRod read this thread he would piss himself laughing. Hasnt it occoured to anyone that his intent is simply to build a house like these? But just wanted it to look like a proper boat instead? I know what he said (or at least what was claimed he said)...but if some dumbass came around and started asking dumb questions, I'd be like Rod..."Yah buddy, I am gonna sail it to Tahiti " I have no idea for sure...but considering how far he got, at this stage, I'd put my money on he is just reving people up - and has no intention of doing anything other then live-aboard at the dock.