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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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    Milan - Italy
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  1. Very interesting interviews (in Italian) to Matteo de Nora (ETNZ) and Ernesto Bertarelli (Alinghi) on Italian media. If Google translate fails I can help with the translation. PS Patrizio Bertelli (Luna Rossa) is expected to arrive to Bermuda on Saturday... http://www.lastampa.it/2017/06/21/societa/mare/sport/lamericas-cup-ad-auckland-non-sarebbe-un-mezzo-flop-come-a-bermuda-VPvjnRT7REPTuIuslIt21K/pagina.html http://www.gazzetta.it/vela/21-06-2017/vela-bertarelli-la-coppa-america-ha-bisogno-questi-catamarani-2001143908353.shtml
  2. It's Rossa!!! not Rosa. Please :))) Rosa is Pink, Rossa is Red. Ciao Strider
  3. ahahahah. ;-) Hope we can have another Italian challenge in the future in any case. I miss the action. Ciao
  4. WetHog, passano gli anni ma il dente avvelenato non ti passa eh? Occhio a non morsicarti la lingua :-))))
  5. ETNZ pitch-pole was really scary! I'm so happy nobody got injured! What iif something like that happens to the boat ahead in a close quarters duel or when the crew is moving from one hull to the other... The jib is a blade! These boats are way too dangerous machines in my opinion, but the show fits modern tv coverage... I still miss monos, sorry, when this sport was something still related to what I do at the club in my weekends... even if I must admit that races are way more exciting now than they used to be 4 years ago. Go Team New Zealand! Be brave and bring back th Auld Mug to Auckland! Maybe Lunarossa will be back there too. Greetings from Italy
  6. The correct translation from Italian is not "sailed against", but something like "the first time I sailed WITH Russel Coutts on the same boat I thought: He is a monster, but in my opinion Peter is even stronger..." It probably refers to the period when Max Sirena was in the Oracle Team against Alinghi and Coutts sometimes took the helm during practice sessions.
  7. Very interesting (and sad) pictures! And a little bit of nostalgy. Hello to everybody!! I'm back here on SA after quite a lot of time! Buon vento. Strider
  8. :-)
  9. As opposed to Italy's results? Two bald men fighting over a comb here. Weslake's comments were ungracious. Let's move on. Sorry for my harsh answer. But I don't like superficial and stereotypical judgements.BTW Italy, a country with no previous great tradition in modern sailing, in the last 25 years competed two times for the America's Cup, won two and lost two very competitive LVC finals, all this with almost completely Italian crews... Quite a result I dare say. Edit: the last LVC final wasn't very competitive, I must admit. But this edition was clearly a transition cup for the freshly rebuild Prada team.
  10. The Italians will never put together a team that isn't full of egos, infighting, bickering, dummy spits and firings. The AC is a first of all a management race, and as such the Italians have lost before they start. and the French? They co-operate so badly that they will start 4 or 5 teams which will all die from lack of funding, just like last time. I suppose that the only country that could have a possibility of success is UK, isn't it? Is this opinion based on past Cups results? ;-)
  11. The Italians will never put together a team that isn't full of egos, infighting, bickering, dummy spits and firings. The AC is a first of all a management race, and as such the Italians have lost before they start. My friend, I'm sorry to tell you this, but you are totally wrong about Italians. Never heard such a biased opinion! (EDIT: Il simpatico Whethog is out of competition of course:-) ) Azzurra, Il moro di Venezia, Luna Rossa, are all clear examples of a very good management, strong national pride and sportmanship. BTW, they have been quite successful too, I dare say... If you don't consider the pure battle of dollars and lawyers that has been the last Deed of Gift Cup, far more successfull than Oracle Team, for instance... You will see what PB will do for the next Cup. You all will be very welcome to Sicily :-) Ciao
  12. May not have affected the result of the race, but it definitely changed the spectacle of the race! Would have been interesting to see LR having to attack for longer, as there wasnt many passing lanes in the race. And I think Artemis were matching up quite well until they got the first out of bounds penalty. I agree
  13. If this is the truth, it is very disappointing! I almost can't believe such a lack of professionality from the Umpires! We add this to the total lack of credibility this LVC/AC so far is showing... Btw I think the Umpires decisions didn't affect the result of the race.
  14. Very true. Not condemning that at all. But I think a strict nationality rule would be more in the spirit of the DoG, and perhaps more interesting for people to follow. But this only my personal point of view. ... This Cup is donated upon the conditions that it shall be preserved as a perpetual Challenge Cup for friendly competition between foreign countries. ...