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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. Jake. Of course.
  2. Snakes don't bother me as long as they aren't venomous. But I'm the caretaker of a 6'+ dumerils ground boa - he was my son's, and I ended up taking care of him. Back in 2004 I had to clear out debris from my parents house in Gulf Shores, AL, after hurricane Ivan landed there. Their neighbors had found copperheads and cottonmouths on their properties. It made picking up piles of junk somewhat exciting.
  3. The women in the above picture in Da Woody's post - No friggin way I'd let them on board my boat wearing high heels.
  4. I'll guess it's a Chris-Craft Comanche 42 http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=2045
  5. But it should only take 90 hours to tack the shell together, and another couple of days to rough in the interior. You must be slow.
  6. Good ideas? Fairly innovative junker? My impression is that Brent is using ideas he got from others, and not that he innovated them. Of course there is nothing wrong with that - we all use other peoples ideas in our lives.
  7. Most BS boats will never hit a reef. That's because they will never be completed. And most of the ones that are completed are finished by their second or third owners.
  8. No picture of your practice spinnaker?
  9. "Brent has a few ideas". I think that it's more like "Brent saw a few ideas others were using, so he did them too". And he's perfectly happy to let others assume that they were his ideas.
  10. Legend in his own mind.
  11. "They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown." ---- Carl Sagan The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which relatively unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than it really is. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their own ineptitude and evaluate their own ability accurately.
  12. To me, the big drawback of the IOR boats (other than age) for cruising is the large foretriangles.
  13. Quidnon - “A houseboat that sails” It doesn't look like it would sail well. Why waste all that money and make all of the design compromises to make it a "sailboat" when it will end up under power when underway most of the time.
  14. The skills you show in painting your boat (sloppier than a preschool kid) match the skills you show in welding. A good paint job doesn't necessarily mean that something is well built, but a sloppy job means that the person is careless and can't be bothered to do it right.
  15. Look at the way the gray paint used on the cabin trunk is slopped on the supports to the winch. Most elementary school kids can do a better job. And remember - if it looks like shit where it is easy to get to or where others can see it, it will be far worse in the hidden/hard to get to places.