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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. From this article - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sailing/2017/05/24/new-zealand-embrace-pedal-power-americas-cup-bid/ “On a Wattbike our guys can hold 1,000 Watts for a minute, 1,300 for 30 seconds.” “I think you would battle to do half of this with your arms. Perhaps this is why we don’t see arm-powered bikes in the Tour de France.” Brilliant quote.
  2. ^ wow up to 25 knots for most of the day with gusts up to 36 knots. GD was quoted as saying the upper wind limits are far too high. I'd say ETNZ would prefer to stay dry if the wind range is going to be that high but sailable.
  3. ^ based on current system (which people know stuff all about), Oracle perhaps don't require as much from their cyclists as what ETNZ do. Therefore, they're only training for what they need, not what ETNZ are going for.
  4. Sizing Up NZ's Rivals - https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/05/23/30242/americas-cup-preview Craig Monk says of Oracle "I think Oracle are three years ahead of the rest." That's a scary thought for the rest of the pack.
  5. So it looked like ETNZ took out Artemis pretty nicely. However, Artemis could have been sandbagging right? But so too could have ETNZ.
  6. ^ users on this forum regularly call them OR...Xerox.
  7. Here's a user comment on Youtube: "That is very interesting. Wind scale up from yesterday. Looks like the rumours about one foil design for multiple wind range maybe correct. Instead they just take the jib off and turn into a rocket!!"
  8. ^ sailing without the jib. But in other shots, there are shots with it up. Would they remove it during the race i.e. there was a problem or decided the to test without it during the race? Or maybe they had two races with and without the jib?
  9. ^ Majority of their audience will be on FB. PS they don't care about SA believe it or not.
  10. ^ yes just noticed that also. My mate from Voda was working on securing this sponsorship.
  11. I doff my hat you to good sir!
  12. ^ Swing low brother.
  13. 100% and I'm usually the last to write someone off, but it feels like he's ripe for a rib kicking. Poms self effacing? Not when it comes to NZ - they still view NZ as a backwater and think their union jack on the NZ flag means something.
  14. I love how fucked this guy seems to be. Nothing like a Brit knowing they're shit. Who rules the waves? Not this Britannia clusterfuck.
  15. I do appreciate his efforts - but just because he does a tonne of good stuff, it doesn't mean I can't suggest he make some changes to how he posts. ETNZ did some great stuff in the last cup, but they failed to continue to improve and look where that got them. In no way am I suggesting that Stinger is as talented as those guys, but you see my point. Stinger, deep down in the footwell of my life, you're a good sheila.