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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. The book is almost written. However I need time off to finish it. And, since the proa is significant part of the book, I need to finish it too. I want the book to be a documentary and not a fiction.
  2. I'm happy for you. You have ways to go until you lose all respect for everyone:)
  3. http://www.tampabay.com/sports/outdoors/eight-who-dare-the-ultimate-florida-challenge-race-tests-paddlers/1077300 http://www.silive.com/southshore/index.ssf/2010/05/arden_heights_sailor_completes.html
  4. To all my supporters. Thank you very much. In culture I grew up in it is extremely unethical to promote self as it is done in western cultures. It is something I have always straggled. However I have to problem with a shit fight, I can span a yarn to bring the best out of an auditory
  5. Just to clear a few points before I go to bed. Watertribe has been featured on SA front page several times. There is always active tread going in the forum during events. There world class sailors and designers participate. Every sailing rag published article or two about events. Times touted Ultimate Florida Challenge (the one I won two times in my class) as Everest of adventure racing. There are at least two books written about the race. So I have thought that mentioning Watertribe would be enough in targeted auditory, apparently, I was wrong. I can fix it, no big deal.
  6. Thanks, Skol. I will comb through the message on the gof***me page.
  7. Hey, Skol. thank you. No offense taken. I expected the resistance and I actually glad of having you as the voice.
  8. Thanks 02H. Both for the support and the donation. There were a few Watertribers raising money for one couse or another or for just a fun of it in the past. I contemplated with idea for quite a while and I couldn't fail it for being unethical. I offer something in return. The ability to watch my performance. The another look at Proa. Just as sailing curiosity. I'm not in the group who consider the proa to be a goddes of sailing. No. But I needed a boat capable of long river paddling and long costal sailing, while being portable. And I'm in a shithole, so I'm asking sailing community to help... Becides. What is more anarchistic in sailing than a proa? Wouldn't the community want a boat with their logo participating in next "most grueling paddling and sailing race in the world"? C'mon guys. I want to be the guy everyone is happy to be around once again Please, donate.
  9. Yes, you are right. I need a help with a lot more. But the boat is the thing where I can provide the return. You put some money into it, you see it sailing, you feel great. I can't ask money for my personal problems. It is unethical in my opinion. And I just don't want to escape anymore. Escapism took me across half of the globe already.. So I just stick in here. And becides the proa I live aboard of my 28 ft cruiser. Escaping is easy.. but there are times when one needs to dig his toe in, right?
  10. The boat is a brainchild of Russian speaking sailing online forum. I was the driving force with all the crazy ideas, but the boat was basically conceptioned and nurtured to life online. The ammount of shit flying was quite significant back there and I still can defend about every idea I put into it. It needs long sea trails and tinkering until it is functional (or not). If you wonder, yeas, I'm asking for help there too, but for them I'm a rich American playing with the toys. And I'm. I just hit a very bad road bump.
  11. Where the "refuses to work" part is coming from? I'm dutifully employed and pull 70-80 hours working weeks. That's a part of the problem. It leaves no time to work on the boat nor time for searching a better job. I also could ask for employment, but I'm not sure that in the current situation I can be a good contributor to any team. Right now I drive a truck. I could also ask for a good civil liberties lawyer who would listen and believe my story. The one I contacted basically gave me same crap Scol gives. Shrink gives the same crap. Just leave everything behind and start anew. And I can't leave everything behind because the boat is part of it. Quite significant one. So I need to finish it. Put the fucking final dot.
  12. Yep. That's part of the story too. I just can't get back to be a nice friendly funny guy I have been once...
  13. Donate or shut up. I have no problem with the reality check. After all one can't be sure with a result until one tried, right? But please leave the preaching for Sunday Mass. I have very clear idea how worse it can be.
  14. Will it be better if I call it sailing canoe?It had been an experiment, the one I stuck too far in to turn around. I believe I can make it working.
  15. I want to see how far you go without planning in "Watertribe hippie dippie bulshit" To 02H. Thanks. I'm not a fan of the phenomena either. But it is there and I like to explore. So far experience is humiliating, as you can see. It is this depressing realization that I will not make next year drove me to the experiment. So I stick with it for a while, since I'm in it already.