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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.

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  1. Polish, again w all due respect, this is starting to sound concerning. Do you know what your getting into? The questions you are asking should be coming from people three levels down from the owner of a 60 footer. Please pull off the gas and step back for a macro view of your project. Spend your money wisely on people who know what they're doing on boats like the one you just bought. Your concerns should be which champagne to buy and how many checks are left in your wallet. Get some help!
  2. Anyone tried this paint yet? was going to give it a shot on my 33' fresh water racer. thx...
  3. I've been on these boards long enough to know there are some of the best riggers and sail makers in the biz chiming in. That being said, there is a big difference between replying to some questions and photos from an apparent novice owner, to actual on hand sound advise from said pro's. Sassy is a powerful handful even to experienced sailors, and given she is going back in service with relatively unknown systems and rigging, proper supervision of the commissioning and sea trials should be undertaken. Online advise by the pro's lurking in this joint is no substitute.
  4. Polish, I envy your determination and drive to get up to speed w your new boat, but w all due respect, you should be asking these questions to pro riggers and sailmakers, not interweb trolls like us. your boat is extremely powerful and in certain conditions dangerous to the people on board. Based on the questions you are asking, you need some pro help! you should be interviewing experienced captains and BN's to get you up to speed and assure you're running a safe program. Btw, yes, a runner is a spinnaker!
  5. any ideas on why the announcer switch today? i want Kenny back. the play by guy was a hammerhead today. Insisting on translating every knot to mph.
  6. that's right, i always do turns, running jibe first, beating tack first...
  7. Here's an interesting piece by a NY Venture cap writer, A VC Musings of a VC in NYC Being Transparent About Your Long Term Strategy More Recent Articles Being Transparent About Your Long Term Strategy Elon Musk famously posted Tesla’s long term strategy in 2006 and ended the post with “don’t tell anyone.” That has led may entrepreneurs around the world to follow suit and be transparent about what they are up to and why. I think its a great practice for companies to follow. It helps the outside world understand your company and it helps with recruiting as potential employees can better decide which companies they want to work for and why. Our portfolio Coinbase has been doing that for a while now and Founder/CEO Brian Armstrong just posted the latest version of their “secret master plan” to use Elon’s words. You should go read the post as I think it does a nice job of explaining where they have been and where they are going. But if you want the quick summary, here are the four steps: First, we will make it easy for consumers to invest in digital currency by building a retail exchange (Coinbase). The differentiators for this product are trust (security, compliance, etc) and ease of use (access to convenient payment methods, intuitive interface, etc). This will allow more people to own digital currency, especially non-technical people. Second, we will enable professional traders and institutions to trade digital currency (GDAX). This will support the investment use case in step one, but also scale it by driving larger trading volumes. More liquidity in the markets will reduce volatility of the underlying assets, which is important to enabling the payment network. The differentiator for this product will also be trust (security, compliance, etc) to encourage larger, traditional investors to enter the market. Third, we will create a mass market consumer interface for people to start getting value from the payment network (Token). Now that a critical mass of early users have been drawn in by the investment use case, the industry is ready for its “Netscape moment”. This product will make it dramatically easier for consumers to use digital currency as a payment network, and for developers to build applications that utilize the payment network. Fourth, by lowering the barrier to create new digital currency applications, we’ll see an explosion in the number of ideas tried. We’ll invest in, partner with, or build a number of new applications in this space, including replacements for many of the services people use in finance 1.0. Some examples include merchant processing, remittance, loans, fundraising, venture capital, escrow, credit scores, and more. If you have a secret master plan for your company, think about posting it publicly. I think it will do a lot more good than bad for you and your company. USV TEAM POSTS: Albert Wenger — June 6, 2017 The Biggest Danger of the Trump Presidency: Abandoning Science and Rationality • Email to a friend • View comments • Track comments • More Recent Articles Crypto Token Reading List There Is No Free Lunch Getting Hacked, Lessons Learned Video Of The Week: Ted Livingston Interview At Token Summit Fun Friday: More Cavs Warriors
  8. They were all tapped out of hydro. in high winds the wing sheet is trimmed in much larger cycles as well as foil adjustments. it seems that it would make better sense and safer to take the wing trim off the hydro and put it on a hard connect dedicated winch and grinder. letting the rest of the grinders only provide hydro for the foil...
  9. Been watching this market for a bit and recently jumped in on Stratis @ ~$4.20/coin. bought $1k worth. this morning it's just north of $8 Anyone else following this? With the recent explosion of bitcoin, seems the whole sector is getting some new eyes on it.
  10. Nice going ! bout time someone stood up against this run away train of a farce. anthropogenic global warming is an anthropogenic hoax!
  11. Nationalism on the crew/skipper side is becoming less of an issue. the boat has become a 2 up program in the brain dept. and a 4 horse engine. Which could be any half decent cyclist... In four yrs there will be a whole new stable of young foiler drivers able to hit 100% airborn races consistently.
  12. They should kick the windward pin forward a few more degrees and take a bit of the leeward pin advantage away. this may lead to more middle of the box sparring and less advantage to first boat in...
  13. Are you not paying attention?? There is NO proper course in match racing!! The right of way boat can fuck w the give way boat any way they fucking want! with the only exception of running them out of bounds.
  14. are they racing now? i should be seeing it on NBCsports but they're showing nascar at the moment...
  15. Just found out I've got a bad one! Long story short, lost hearing in my right ear a few weeks ago, went to a local urgent care to get it checked out. They thought I had an infection in the canal and/or eardrum, prescribed steroids, antibiotic drops. After weeks no improvement... Finally went to an ENT ear specialist and he said it was a bad case of Surfers Ear! Basically a lifetime of watersports in cold water/wind causing the bone around the canal to grow and eventually closing it completely. Shit! Looks like the only remedy is surgery. Either going in behind the ear with a drill and mining out the bone or chiseling it out from inside the canal, fun times! anyone out there w any experience with this?? Thanks in advance.