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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. I have always thought the his broken English is another part of the scam. The syntax he uses in putting together his sentences makes no sense. If he were speaking English as a second language, the structure of his sentences might be incorrect, but there would be some consistency and logic (if one can use that word with him) to it.
  2. All this talk about where he's "heading" is laughable. He's not "heading" anywhere. He'll drift close enough to somewhere eventually, declare an emergency (no food/water), and his enablers will arrange to save his butt -- again. Heading? That's funny! -- Rimas actually "heading" somewhere?I
  3. I think we're going to need a bigger board.
  4. I believe they were referring to another boat name "Vagabond."
  5. That is one of the crappiest Photoshop jobs I've ever seen.
  6. I wonder how long it will take for Google/YouTube to see what they are doing and demand their cut or remove the videos with on-screen ads?
  7. This guy spent several years putting all kinds of bells and whistles on his Catalina 22 and now thinks he's going to recoup his misguided "investment." No one is going to pay anywhere near that for a Catalina 22.
  8. This thing looks like a mess. Do you want a boat project or do you want to go sailing? Catalina 22s are everywhere. You can get one in much better condition for $3000 (or less) Keep looking and be patient.
  9. Black balls matter!
  10. If I'm running a business and a group of employees decide they are all taking a day off, causing me to shut down for a day, they are all fired. You can have whatever politics you want, but screwing your employer because of your politics is bullshit.
  11. It's not just sailing videos. Half of the young people in America now think they can and will get rich on YouTube. Seven and one-half minutes of two clueless children, sitting in a car, talking to a camera. Yea. Where do I sign up to send them some money?!
  12. that is one of the most excellent youtube myths put about by google certainly a few people make money - but not many youtube pays between $1 and £2 per thousand hits - as long as you are registered for adsense. So, for instance, Lavagabonde, the current sailing market leader have had 30 million hits worth between $30,000 and $60,000 in adsense in total over the length of their three year project barely enough to cover their tec costsI would guess However, like most people, they earn nothing from youtube because they use music from other sources youtube algorythmns then spot the music and claim copyright on behalf of itself and the music publishers - normally time warner and sony. So all the revenue goes to google and their corproate pals. La vagabonde get around 250,000 hits per film - worth $500 in adsense revenue - but they don't get that - the music owners and google get it. There are the occasional well publicised bloggers who make money - but most look elsewhere for revenue so most of the sailors use patreon this is the lavagabonde patreon page https://www.patreon.com/LaVagabonde they have 1200 patrons who pay in $8,000 per film that is where they get their money - and flogging teeshirts So for Lavagabonde one in 250 people who watch their films chip in towards their costs netting them their $8,000 but while they get a quarter of a milliion hits a week mine is more like 20,000 a week (worth $20 a week in adsense revenue) the last film I put up has had 6,000 views - worth $12 One in 40 of my viewers occasionally chip in so I have a tiny but relatively generous demographic. More people want to watch wenches and winches in clear blue water that witty old farts in shit boxes nothing wrong with that - that is the way the world works As an aside, I get nothing from adsense now - I used to make truck viideos - and had 40 million hits but I got removed from adsense for the wrong algorhythmn here is the story of that one http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/11/columns/guest/winter/ I am loving the sailing and enjoying the digital journey but spending the time and effort making films for old sailors was viable in the days of the DVD but is now self indulgent bollix D Thanks for that. DIdn't know about the copyrighted music--Google connection. This must be the deal they struck with the big publishers so that they themselves wouldn't be held responsible (which, at least here in the U.S., they would be).
  13. Dylan - Could you explain why you make $0 from YouTube? Lots of other people are making some serious money; why don't you get money from them as well?
  14. They should call another meeting to complete the business of the annual meeting and stop taking themselves so fucking seriously.
  15. racist ok. A white one or a blue one.