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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. Beautifully sums up my thoughts too. Someone at work yesterday said - what would be worse...losing to the lions or losing to Oracle? I had to think about that cos I am a huge rugby head and ABs supporter going back to the 60's ...but actually this time...it would hurt more to lose to Oracle. Last A.C. is still raw and the tables have been tilted so much against our guys this time I can't describe easily how much I want them to win. I respect the Lions and think that if they beat the ABs they will deserve it. I just don't respect Oracle USA as an organisation. If they win I will feel cheated. I think that most Kiwis respect hard work and fair play. I see plenty of hard work at Oracle but struggle to see how they have played fair in planning this regatta. It will be a beautiful thing if they loose from here...hoist from their own petard.
  2. I hear you mate. But it makes me real nervous when I start reading about street parades and wharf extensions when there are still 4 races to win. I think it is my Celtic genetics cos I'm feeling pretty superstitious 18 hours from race start...
  3. This has been raised before but boy I wish people would stop putting a hex on ETNZ chances of winning this thing... in the Herald this morning... America's Cup: Secret plan under way for return of Auld Mug - NZ Herald http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11881191 FFS dumb ass journalists... they haven't won it yet. Shut the fuck up already!
  4. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11880407 Latest from Herald just in. Murray Jones comments on changes to both boats.
  5. Fantasmagorical flying machines Dice Great Sound azure waters that sheen Dazed Puppets in awe Watch on from the shore As the kiwis wipe the slate clean. I hope...
  6. Is there anything to learn from a comparison between the upturned wing tips on some airplanes and those of the ETNZ and OR foils? I seem to remember reading that the purpose on airplanes is to reduce turbulence but that may be incorrect.
  7. In the BAR post race video interview today they described the failure of the foil control system that dropped them off the foil (fact) but then went on to say that it wouldn't have effected the result in today's conditions (fact). This contradicts your statement about the break down handing ETNZ an easy win (opinion/troll bait).
  8. Yeah PB clearly learned nothing about helming when he was winning all those medals. Fuck sake....
  9. +1
  10. May we have a translation please?
  11. After 4 years licking my wounds and living in denial following the (still) unbelievable events of AC34, I've finally picked up my skirts and jumped back in to this forum. Does that make me a fair weather fan? Probably. Anyway I am the silly bugger who started the original limerick thread back in AC34 and seeing the rather brilliant efforts this time I thought I'd give it another crack: Four years since the last watery duels Sir Russel still fiddling the rules Bent systems, or bike not sure what I like but I'll sure make you all look like fools!
  12. Use the Force, Luke
  13. "You're gonna need a bigger boat."