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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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  2. Anyone know where I can get a virtual eye or video replay of today's races? The AC app isn't letting me use virtual eye due to geo blocking despite their site saying NZ should have " virtual graphics with commentary only"
  3. The package on Sky NZ was frustrating. Way too many crowd cheering shots, close ups of nothing in particular, and complete lack of anything that provided information comparing the boats relative to each other or the course. Finally in the last race there was some virtual eye that did this, but way way too late in proceedings.
  4. Oracle needed one less tack on that leg as well.
  5. One would have thought that after a fair few races in the ACWS that his nervousness would have disappeared, but his presser performances to date in AC35 don't generate much confidence, especially after such a rookie error as letting Jimminy go when their lead had vapourised. You're absolutely right that what happens on the water is what matters!! And he was taught a lesson by Jimminy on the water today.
  6. Saw this when looking at the whale link, made me think of Mikewoof. Oh dear, all that fossil fuel smoke. Best action starts at about :54 Maybe the smoke drifted off shore & killed the whale? I think they breath air? Poor whale.
  7. I agree. Despite what the Kiwi media and probably their audience including Indio want, it is ~not~ professional wrestling and nor should it ever get there. All of the ETNZ guys are pretty great with their video appearances and interviews. Ashby is my favorite to hear from but Burling is plenty good for these helmsman conf's. Things will likely evolve over time anyway, it won't be just the helms for the next gawd-knows-how many of them are ahead.
  8. I did wear the webbed gloves for a while in the winter......
  9. I thought Jimmy was pretty good in the press interview. apart from the Bermuda is great push as if he is still trying to sell it. The Boys - very kiwi
  10. That's not all she does...
  11. Back in the day people used to have to dig a little deeper for reasons to criticize the president.
  12. At least right now STJ are talking about racing tomorrow:
  13. Wow - BAR definitely hit SBTJ's sb foil. If that wasn't there, or was somehow snapped off, it could've been MUCH worse.
  14. I use an ascender and a gri-gri. I have a static climbing rope I use only for going up the mast. On my boat, with a Warpspeed halyard in good condition, I'll attach the climbing rope to the the halyard and hoist it to the masthead. On other people's boats, if I have the slightest doubt of their halyard, I'll reeve my climbing rope using their halyard,so I am only relying on my climbing rope.
  15. Nobody knows the Bible better than Trump. He said so. Two Corinthians.
  16. I thought NZ had a couple of touch downs up that leg, too. Wasn't the slickest. Hard to tell, though, because the TV director is more interested in closeups and using all his toys than tracking the race.
  17. If BAR can't race tomorrow, they will concede 1 point to Oracle and 1 point to ETNZ If Japan gets the redress thing (24 hours) would both of tomorrows races with Japan (vs oracle and etnz) move to the day after? Japan would then have 3 races in a day like oracle has tomorrow - i don't want to put days in as I am in nz and tomorrow is monday... sunday for you - i also do not know if today is day 1 or 2 given yesterdays postponement
  18. Unless BAR gets a Point Penalty by the Jury Cammas Chances surviving now look pretty slim to non-existent after BAR pulled off that surprising win against Artemis. BAR looked pretty fast in speeds comperable to ART and TJ. Without the damage the next Races against them would be 50/50 proposition after the 1st Day, now I am not so sure.
  19. Here's a scary angle!
  20. Burling just needs to be himself. Interviews and press conferences don't matter. What happens on the water is what matters. This is his first Americas Cup. Whatever "Beef" there is, is between GD and JS. Burling does his talking on the water. And today he proved he's one of, if not THE best challenger. He is also only a helmsman. This isn't professional wrestling so there's no need for him to talk smack about his competitors.
  21. Pretty sure Sky Go is showing exactly the same 'world feed' as everywhere else - same data overlay, etc. Virtual eye was also ahead of NBC. Not sure if by more or less and Sky Go, but maybe I'll compare the two tomorrow.
  22. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/other/watch-he-did-again-ben-ainslie-slams-into-dean-barkers-japan-in-pre-race-blunder-his-bar-ends-up-top-boat?auto=5450840465001
  23. Mostly a decent shift but also pretty average tactics by the Kiwis
  24. Got good breeze on the right, ETNZ let them go, the old chestnut - Stay between the mark & opposition. OR had awesome hieght & speed mid course towards the top mark
  25. Where can the race reruns be watched? paste your links to this thread and state which country they are accessible from
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