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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. Wilsonian's is a dinghy racing club at heart but on Friday nights the club is just open for a bit of fun, so we dont get many of the regulars coming along... plus we were early, more turned up later. Ian
  2. Actually we do normally cycle ourselves, we have a tag-a-long for Elizabeth... but we want to keep the sailing fun for her at the moment and were worried that she would be to tied and wet for the cycle ride home, hence the car. For those interested in the boat we have some more films of me sailing one here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsrC0qy2tqsMHopwq-Tiq9XMi4fL9ensQ and you can find more out about the boat at the class website here http://blaze-sailing.org/
  3. I know what you mean, dont get the wrong idea about us. When I said alley way it was in that old turn of the last century sense where here in the UK we used to get ally ways separating the rows of old terraced houses built to house the workers for the mills. Not posh but people didn't mind about stuff like that way back then so you could get away with much more.
  4. Its called a Blaze, they used to be made by Topper way back but are now manufactured and sold here in the Uk by Cirus race boats. There was talk of them selling to the states but i dont know if that ever happened. Great boats. Fast enough to be fun but easy enough to sail and stable enough for the whole family.
  5. Strange though because Britain has that "duty of care" concept one would wonder if they'd get all bent about it too. We all learned to drive that way. I remember that to this day. Not sure that its really allowed... I never see any one else doing it but as you say, Its how we learnt to drive. Like you I distinctly remember sitting on my dads lap driving down the ally way behind our house.
  6. Thanks for all the positive comments guys
  7. Ok so its not some exciting footage of a Blaze screaming along on a reach but it was just as much fun for us just in a different way. https://youtu.be/XlR1yKROVlk
  8. Great looking boat Can I ask, what is the advantage in moving the pivot for the gooseneck further aft rather than just having it close to the rear face of the mast?. Ian