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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. You cunt! Haha!
  2. The name on the crank is bontrager, specialist bike component brand the cleat is shimmano the boyzzz are getting bikey....
  3. Really? I say kens job driving on Comanche is more finished...
  4. This is exactly what they do, I had eluded to it several times in this and other threads. seeing the internal load bearing section back in Portsmouth on the test bed and having the process explained by one of the sailing team was a help too;-) the outer replaceable skin as it were has no structural value hence can be very light 10% etc the trouble is when your mate shows you stuff at the base 18 months prior to the event a, you cant blab b. You cant name the guy c. Everyone on here thinks your full of shit unless you break either a or b.
  5. Oh really? Arab plumage is offensive to you? But other types of plumage would be fine? Carefull you don't want to out yourself as a filthy fucking racist do you?... or maybe your that fucking stupid you don't think there is anything wrong with what you wrote
  6. Fuck about, gladwells article is winge material of the highest order, while accepting there is no redress in the rules he then rubs one out imagining what ifs and whys as to what penalties could be imposed. total fucking click bait! As for the carachter assassination on Ben in the article, it's just lazy and unprofessional from a supposed respected journo.
  7. They were being towed
  8. FFS I was laughing at the idiot saying that there was going to be or had been a protest, strangely he hasn't bothered to fill in details of the mythical protest.
  9. Oh really??so when was the protest filed?
  10. Protest hearing? WTAF? have a cry and get over it! Your team have or if they are half the solid blokes you say they are, they will have done there was no protest so there is no hearing because it's practice not racing it was an accident.
  11. Well maybe those nice generous Italians decided to include the testing data from when they had their two 45foilers sailing about with no jibs in the gift pack to TNZ? afterall they didn't need it any more did they?
  12. The last BAR vid had Ben saying that the board choice on a given day was one thing it was then how they were then configured that was the second part of the equation so slip on profiles or changeable LE or TE is an option for most teams
  13. Sarcasm just passes you right by doesn't it?
  14. Really? Makes you wonder why they bothered then....
  15. The vid that went up recently said about imminent arrival of Appendages ( new/race foils) this fits with what I said was leaving the uk a few weeks back. interestingly he was pretty quick to state their standing as far as manoeuvrability was concerned, straight line speed being the area where the new foils are expected to make up the difference.