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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  
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Switching allegiances

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Captain Gigi


For the first time since the 1960s, I am switching allegiances in the America’s Cup: There is a DeVos connection with the New York Yacht Club challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. I remember that Donald Trump supposedly wrote the Foreword to Dennis Conner’s The Art of Winning.

Difficult to mix American elite sailing with this kind of aberrant politics, especially since one of the NYYC’s representatives is Doug DeVos, brother-in-law of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. It’s just too awful for contemplation ( https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/devos-defends-trump-would-a-moron-hire-me ).

We’re there for you, Team New Zealand and Takapuna!

President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Watch First America's Cup Race.  ©Robert LeRoy Knudsen, Office of the Naval Aide to the President.jpg


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