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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 agree with you in principle about the straw man arguement but in practice a quota approach is idealistic and doesn't really work. Just ask the once mighty South African national rugby team. And TBH a quota shouldn't be needed, Anyone remember America3? http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2014/08/01/nine-ix-story-america-3s-female-americas-cup-team/ There's no lack of talent (I'm assuming the pool of talent isn't any smaller now than it was in 1995), so we're left to choose between misogyny and skill as the root cause. The later requires far less judgement of something beyond our understanding. It would be great to have more women involved but I don't believe they're being excluded, intentionally or otherwise.
  2. Yes and no. It's not a grammar site but nor is it a "debate the topic" site - rather it's a say what the fuck you want site. And it does need to be said that your English is shocking. I've assumed for the last few weeks that English is your 3rd or 4th language and given you the benefit of the doubt. I'm starting to wonder. If English is your first language then please, respect it and yourself and use it properly or go back to school to learn how. If English isn't your first language then perhaps you should use your first language, we'd probably appreciate that more.
  3. Remember, even GD is a cunt. Modern AC eventually makes a cunt of everybody involved.
  4. I agree with most of the above, the races are far too short and we need to return to keelers with multiple opportunities for duels and lead changes. I'm looking forward to the upcoming racing but I'm not at all enthused by the format however spectacular the boats are.
  5. I bet you'll have to log on to FB. So I'm defeated at the first hurdle.
  6. I don't have a specific recommendation I'm afraid but you won't find a suitable add on in the official repo so you'll need to install an alternative one. Start here: https://addonhq.com/best-kodi-repositories-2017/ What you'll ideally want to find is an add on that streams a legit broadcasters feed, I suspect you'll find multiple NBC ones. The alternative is a generic sports streaming add on but this may be more difficult to get a good feed from. SKY Go was a steaming pile of failure about this time last year during pretty much any popular event. They've made substantial improvements since then so I'd expect streaming to be okay for the AC.
  7. Total fail already.
  8. You'd think Sky would have something to say in this release if they had anything exciting to say about their live coverage. Those that can install Kodi will be able to find an extension with live coverage.
  9. I suspect Old Mug and Failing Anarchy. are a little bit inside each other.
  10. FTFY. #ThanksBen
  11. #ThanksBen
  12. I could probably have done that with one post.
  13. Irrespective of the merits of the post, this is pure gold. Thanks, I properly chuckled.
  14. The entire fucking country would be in meltdown.
  15. Thanks for posting this. Do you know if non-members require an accompanying member or affiliation? Or can they walk in straight off the dock so to speak?