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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. Team NZ

    https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/95075535/palmerston-norths-secret-weapon-in-the-americas-cup This is an insight into how the systems on ETNZ were being managed pre race.
  2. Clean Interview of GA

    Hey Clean. I don't know you from a bar of soap, but i love and appreciate your work. I for one will listen to anything you publish and dwell on your musings... because you know so much more than I do about this obsession. Please carry on and ignore the drivel and postulations of this who love to sit on the sidelines and chuck rocks. You are doing it while they dream about it. Kia kaha.
  3. Team NZ

    Spot on. Brilliant !!
  4. Team NZ

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11887220 Informative article about Emirates involvement in ETNZ. A decent read.
  5. Anyone heard from Deano??

    Good spotting. The article pretty much says that STJ will be in next time and DB wants to be part of it. He shouldn't helm the boat though - it's a younger guys game now.
  6. Team NZ

    ^sums today up nicely
  7. Anyone seen Jimmy lately?

    And I bet he wishes he could un-say those words now...
  8. Clean Interview of GA

    I dunno, I reckon he sounds pretty cool. He rambles on but is pretty interesting most of the time. I dont know what he looks like, but i have this mental image of him pouring a generous rum and getting well stuck into it before thinking " i know, I'm feeling pretty mellow, i'll record my next interview intro now..."
  9. Anyone seen Jimmy lately?

    That's true, but calling either of them losers is pretty innacurate and a.cheap.shot at this stage of events. Jimmy bowed out gracefully despite his natural cockiness; while Dean Barker lives a pretty amazing life by any standards. Calling either of them losers is like calling a formula 1 driver a loser. Your average mortal can only imagine what it's like to have that amount of talent and that rich history of life experiences to reflect on.
  10. Clean Interview of GA

    To be fair to Clean i think he was referring to reporting coming out of Italian media as the source of the "auto-pilot" stories - not verified fact. But a great listen, ramblings and all - and illuminating to hear GA being so frank. Thanks for sharing Clean.
  11. Team NZ

    Nice . I'll see that on my way into work tomorrow
  12. ^this. Stingers is propagating fake news. Nothing to see.
  13. Potential AC36 teams get talking

    I agree with this. I'd add that to make the A.C. entirely self funding would require changing the Challenge rules so much that it no longer be the A.C. If the objective were to create a self sustaining F1-type world sailing series, then it would be easier to start from scratch with something new. But it wouldn't be the A.C. It's uniqueness and contrariness is also it's appeal.
  14. Or thought they could just turn up and win...