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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. McConaghy MC50!
  2. Southerly passing through Batemans Bay earlier...
  3. I am considering (read dreaming) of building an I550 and was wondering if anyone has a rough idea of what it would cost to get one built and on the water in Australia.
  4. I swear that only one of the beers in my hands was mine. No matter what the next photo in the sequence may suggest
  5. While people are mentioning chicken...Our planned midnight feast of bbq chook did not quite turn out as planned on HCW. It was placed inside the esky in an attempt to keep something dry from the lake water that was gushing in. And who would have thought that the ice placed inside the esky would melt. I never thought you could drown a bbq chook but we managed it somehow. Many thanks to Shaun, Teaks and F&B for the sail it was great fun...if a little wet. I did have a first during this race though. I had never before seen phosphorescence on the cabin floor. With any luck I never will again. Will I be back next year??? Well the cuts and bruises will be gone by then and I'll have forgotten being cold and wet for the whole race so I guess the answer is HELL YEAH!
  6. I hope it was looking good. That was my "little" (He's 6 ft 7) bro with the legs over the side. His first sail in more than 10 years. What an afternoon for it she handled beautifully. Bring on the race and good luck to everyone.
  7. The boat is in good shape ready to hit the water. BRING IT ON!
  8. The early forecast is looking promising for a bit of an overnight blast at this stage. Seabreeze
  9. A compulsory Pizza stop at the end of the second lap would be the way to go. Even just sailing past the wharf at Wangi with someone there throwing them out could work... lol gotta stop posting while hungry.
  10. You'll be right mate. You've got 2 future rockstars on board. Just try not to steal them they are still needed at Port Stephens
  11. I know I'm flogging a dead horse here but if Balmain can get 3 teams there then surely the local clubs would be able to get at least that if not more. Especially RMYC being the co-hosting club.
  12. Holy crap. I'll definately have to up my game then.
  13. We'll give you a wave as we go past... each time
  14. If anyone is after crew I'm available. I tried everything I could to get the regular ride down there but the owner has unbreakable commitments that evening. If you are after 2 crew I know of one other who is keen for a go. PM me if you are interested.
  15. I'll be having one last crack at getting the Beale there over the weekend. Failing that I'll either put my hand up as crew or bring out the MG14 for a one lap marathon. It sounds like good fun to do it on the MG. Are there any other dinghy owners who might be interested in an unofficial one lap or maybe just around Pulbah blast?