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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. It's just the stitching on the 360 video. The 360 videos are made from several cameras and then stitched together. Sometimes it can be a bit off and you get a misalignment.
  2. Pete has been very careful to never mention a specific person on the other team in his answers. He's always said 'they' or 'them' or 'Oracle'. I think this is a deliberate tactic to play the team, not the man and not engage with Jimmy in any press room banter. It's a well known tactic. John Bertrand used to talk about 'the ugly red boat' and shied away from mentioning Liberty or Dennis Connor by name.
  3. I wonder if the wing video posted the other day was them Oracle-ifying the Softbank wing?
  4. Could they be trying out techniques on OR-JPN while the 'A' boat is still in the shed being tinkered with?
  5. I agree. Control-wise, this, and possibly a game boy controller for Kyle to control the wing, are where I reckon they'll head. This will mean that Slingsby might need to stay on the Pedal station all around the course though rather than just the downwinds. I think they might revisit the control systems in their wing too. From all reports there seems to be a lot going on inside the ETNZ wing. If OTUSA think that might be a point of difference then they might rip the skin off and upgrade some components in there. .... and then they'll likely run out of oil during some key maneuver and put it in the piss. I think they'll make some gains, but don't think they'll find a silver bullet of boat speed like they did last time.
  6. One thing it would be really nice to know is how long it was until the start when the contact happened. 1s? 5s? 45s? Might be useful to inform everyone on what the tactics might have been at the time.
  7. Exactly my first thoughts. The first capsize was exactly the same problem. My only theory is that possibly the rudder somehow stalled and they were just passengers. Once they went up they dumped the wing but the jib was still cranked right in. The sheer amount of air trying to go through the slot between the jib and wing is what did them in as this is what was backwinding the wing. Surprised they don't have a big red 'dump everything' button which would have dumped the jib too.
  8. The penny has finally dropped and I now understand the Torpedo7 sponsorship
  9. Aspect ratio looks somewhere in between ETNZ/LR's skinny ones and OR's stodgy looking overlapping triangles. The tack looks a long way forward on the boat, but Clifford looked the same. What caught my attention was the second line coming from just under the Swedish flag and passes to the rear of the jib head. Halyard? Baby-stay?