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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 won't call the ETNZombies here a reflection on Kiwiland. Every country's got yobs and a small number just happen to have made camp on this forum. What's interesting is that not many Kiwi's are really interested in the America's Cup. They care far more about who's going to be voted off X-Factor or whether Shortland's Chris and Rachel will get back together.
  2. The umpire chairs are copied from the London Games. Had you been at the London Games or the busier days at the park you would have understood how effective they are at directing the crowds to entrances and exits. Slow down on the "Haterade".
  3. Don't bring "single use plastic water bottles". Don't bring outside liquids Don't bring guns. Don't bring knives over 4 inches. Not ACEA rule. Port of San Francisco rules. If you want to get a good cheap meal, go to Red's Java House next to the ETNZ/Luna Rossa base. Bottle of Steinlager - $4.00 http://www.yelp.com/biz/reds-java-house-san-francisco If you have some money, go to the Waiheke Island Yacht Club. http://www.yelp.com/biz/waiheke-island-yacht-club-san-francisco The snack bars are shit. So shit that they no longer provide the staff lunches. Best food at the venue is the staff box lunch, I think they're made by the chefs in the VIP lounge.
  4. I don't want to imply that Kiwis are a nation of sheep shaggers. They also shag cows.
  5. Nice one mate. Looking forward to seeing the All Blacks visiting San Fran. But I hope all the Kiwis don't bring their girlfriends because they'll eat all the grass.
  6. Prada shop alright but like the Louis Vuitton uses local talent so you get some 6/10's and7/10's and Swishies. ETNZ "Flying On Water" is a fun virtual reality sailing race. The booth is staffed with Emirates flight attendants. The Eastern Europeans are quite pleasant to look at even when all covered up . The Kiwi girls are also quite pleasant viewing but like all Kiwi girls can be a bit manly at times.
  7. If you've got $950 a day, you can get driven around the race in these. For that price, I hope you get to keep the foulies or at least they'll wash them after each use. I think they're also using these to transport VIP's from the team bases to the AC park for parties.
  8. Fuck you pants are pants in fuck you colours, ie pink, lime green, baby blue or super white white. Or fuck you embroidery like whales, fish, lobsters, dogs and other stupid shit. You know like "Fuck you! I really don't give a shit. I'm rich, bitch."
  9. Millionaires, Billionaires, VIP's and Business Partners. So it's been a week since the opening ceremony and event has been going really well. Probably not well enough to satisfy all of you here, but certainly well for those that really matter. I learned a long time ago that the target audience for the America's Cup are the VIP's and the business partners. Why? 1. They're the friends and acquaintances of the guys who own the teams. 2. They're the ones with the MONEY The boat race is just so much window dressing and you and me just provide the background. Since Opening Day, it has been pretty much dinners and parties every night. Even Artemis, which doesn't even have a boat on the water, is having parties. And guess what? According to both the Prada and Artemis people, if they withdraw, the parties will still go on. Figure that one out. Speaking of parties, at the black tie events you can always tell the sailors. Besides being the tallest and biggest fuckers there, they're the one's wearing the rentals. So let's say you come to the AC Park, how can you tell who are the one's that really matter. Well the quickest way to find out is to try to get inside the America's Cup Club. If your name is on the list...you matter. If not...back to the unwashed masses. If you really really really matter, you get to go on Larry's "Asahi" during races. What's another way? Golf carts. If you matter, no walking for you. You get a chauffeured golf cart. But even that has a hierarchy. Lowly corporate types get an uncovered six seater driven by a volunteer. Corporate executives, business partners and other assorted VIP's get a covered 4 seater driven by a hospitality girl. Rich friends and sponsors of teams get a 4 seater driven by a team hospitality girl. By the way, media walks. Unless it's media day, then a six seater. Finally, you can spot the VIP's by the clothes. When we go to the park it's trainers and backpacks. When they come to the park, the men wear "fuck you" pants and the women wear heels and carry purses that cost more than our mortgage payments. The only variant are the Japanese. Panasonic and Yanmar wear corporate logo shirts. By the way, the Louis Vuitton Cup Store is doing very well, thank you very much. And Puma is selling quite a few $650 Gore Tex Oracle parkas. I very much doubt the hoi polli are the cause of all this. So in conclusion, the rich are really happier than you but there is one downside. The rich have to live with the other rich.
  10. Artemis hired mostly local talent, which has been pretty picked clean by Oracle and AC.
  11. Even worse I think they're not employees but girlfriends of team and staff members. I'll take some but I've got to be discrete because I don't want to be escorted off premises for being pervy.
  12. Now for something really important. Battle of the Hospitality Babes. Best looking. 1. ETNZ 2. Oracle 3. ACEA 4. Artemis 5. Luna Rossa Most Bitchy 1. Luna Rossa 2. ETNZ 3. Oracle 4. Artemis 5. ACEA
  13. Musings of a AC volunteer- July 4th 1. Iwent off ok. First day, what do you expect. 2. The AC gave us a bunch of clothes and gears. Shirts, t-shirts, hat, backpack, umbrella (?), water bottle, shoes. All going on EBay after AC. 3. Nice Lunch and as much Red Bull as you can pour down your gullet. 4. Most of the Volunteers don't know shit about sailing let alone AC. But enough of me. 1. There is a crap load of people and the venues are gianormous. 2. Best Team turn out ETNZ. Everybody including wives kids girlfriend were in full gear. They were even passing out hats if you showed up without it. 3. Nobody even recognized any of the sailors. 4. Coolest guy was Loik Peyron. Made jokes. Said hi. Shook hand. Thank volunteers. Man is a stud. 5. Sort of weird seeing sailor with their families doing family things 6. Two most popular things. Drinking booze and shopping. Bunch of ladies walking out with Louis Vuitton bags. 7. There are some Fine Ass women! I've been to some big time regatta. But this has them all beat. Like a Victoria Secret Model convention. Packs running around on the hunt. 8. Biggest aggro is plastic single use bottles. Security confiscating at gate. Easier getting crack or gun in. "You just want to make money." Trust me Larry don't need your money. Environmental BS from Port of SF. That's it.