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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. That is a true fact. Hint - this is like telling Bob Perry he can't draw (btw, commercial is heavy and slow to change course, Navy is high power and agile, thus you can do different things)
  2. I have sailed with skippers like that and it is a huge PITA to deal with them as they get more and more sleep deprived and do weirder and weirder shit. If the entire ship does not have ONE other person that can not run into large ships and let the captain get some rest, they are an accident waiting to happen. I might suggest the Navy assign this book for study before taking the helm: https://www.amazon.com/Avoid-Huge-Ships-John-Trimmer/dp/0870334336/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1498156495&sr=8-2&keywords=how+to+avoid+large+ships
  3. I can't seem to find this in real news yet, but if true, she deserves it. Her and Bill pretty much threw the election right there
  4. I switched to gel when one of my wet cells cracked in a hurricane, it wasn't in its box (long story), the acid got in the bilge and stank, the stinky bilge acid water got in a locker and ate through some canned food, which stank worse, and then the crew threatened mutiny until I found more food and rum. So..........gel it was and it worked great
  5. OK - back to fridges - I am not sure why this is true, but when I was doing it in the 90s sailboat refrigeration was a huge deal. It seemed like every month there was a new compressor or high-tech insulation material coming out. Now......not so much. I still think BJ could benefit hugely from a big honking AC or belt drive compressor freezing big plates with dual circuit DC backup, but YMMV and it isn't my money. I may order a bigger engine for my boat, and if I do it will have the Seafrost compressor mount just in case EDIT - strangest setup I worked on was 120 volts *DC*. The boat had a 120 volt alternator that ran the big compressor. This one had no battery bank, but I have seen 120 volt DC boats with 120 volt banks as well. Someone in my family had a 120 volt wired boat decades ago (1910-1920 maybe???).
  6. Please explain what kind of trailer is designed to go 90 MPH with a large boat on it. Be sure to compare and contrast stopping distances with and without the trailer. Then buy an ad!
  7. Do yourself a favor and NEVER read anything on there relating to sailboats.
  8. We studied this one extensively at flight school. One of the landing gear down green lights did not show. The usual reason for this is the bulb is burned out and the usual cure is a new bulb or swapping bulbs with one of the working green lights. While *all 3* cockpit crewmembers were busy screwing around with bulbs, they bumped the autopilot disconnect and the plane slowly descended into the pitch black swamp. The modern equivalent of this would be the same accident except the now-required TAWS system would be alerting PULL UP PULL UP and instead of a dark swamp it was a lighted building and the building was on wheels and could move too and the building had an airplane detector.
  9. What numbers would YOU put in there? Why would East-Penn Deka make their AGM line look worse than it is? Also note I got excellent deep cycle results from a gel house battery for many years, so at least ONE of them was good.
  10. Do NOT do this! The weight limit has to do with the strength of the roof AND the stability of the vehicle. On the off chance the roof does not buckle, look for the car to roll over at the first sharp turn.
  11. As opposed to all the other threads on SA At least Clean isn't running around the destroyer with a pink flag
  12. If gels are not deep cycle, then AGMs are REALLY not deep cycle, seeing as they get about 1/3 as many cycles. BTW - gels die the opposite way. Overcharge them once they are toast.
  13. No! Destroyers are NOT armored and NOT built like a battleship. If you loaded the right kind of ammo, you could probably take one out with old cannons on the Constellation (of course in real life the destroyer would shoot something at you from a long way off before you could scratch their paint).
  14. About the same chances as my hippopotamus chasing down and killing your leopard. Maybe a slim chance if the leopard is a very heavy sleeper and takes naps on the riverbank, but otherwise not so much...........
  15. Someone discovered you could watch porn on the MFDs?