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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. So if day 1 is winded out- what happens? There aren't any lay days, so does double the racing occur on day 2?
  2. Hmmm LBAR are currently at their dock too..... Did they go out and come back? Could it have been Artemis?
  3. Is there more practice racing tomorrow? " Final countdown Tomorrow: Emirates Team New Zealand to take to the water in Bermuda for the first time. April 24-28: The next official practice racing window. * May 15-19: Fifth practice racing window. May 22-23: Final opportunity for practice racing. May 26: Opening day of racing in the America's Cup Qualifying Series. • Teams are only able to engage in racing or testing in a co-ordinated fashion during the nominated windows. " http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11842976\
  4. What do you reckon is being towed behind the Oracle chase boat at 9.00 in part 1?
  5. Just pause the sky go and hit play when its up to the right time in the commentary- aim for a landmark moment like 5min to start or something.... Thats what I do with the alternative commentary collective when it comes to the rugby.
  6. It is not a very high stress part of the boat tho is it? Surely its only under pressure when some pommie pick gets excited in the prestart?
  7. RG article on sail-world states that both Artemis and OTUSA were damaged as well in addition to ETNZ and BAR.
  8. Didn't Japan do just that a few weeks ago?
  9. I'm sure they have spare rudders. i think the issue is probably more why did it break? if they hit a turtle or bit of wood no biggie (except for the turtle). If it's an old rudder that broke and had just been painted no issue. if it's a new one that broke on day two with no trauma- more of an issue.
  10. The other bit of interest is that it appears to me that the foils have been photoshopped out..... Considering ETNZ have put up photos in fb over the last two weeks where you can clearly see which foils they are using, could these be the new ones? Will be very interesting videos from our local friend today, that's for sure.
  11. Looks like the ETNZ pitstop was for a broken rudder- pictures on their twitter...
  12. ^^^ Awsome thank you for that Stingray, couldn't find my link for that. I hope ETNZ says that want to race Artemis in race 6- just for the irony after their last practice "race".
  13. ETNZ back out- small jib. Interesting they were jibless earlier, the winds aren't that light are they? 9-10 gusting 12-14 by windguru...
  14. Those yellow rudders look much better in the shade when you can't see them...
  15. The weather today is 15-20 in Bermuda, and then 12-18 for the next two days.... If the new foils are for a slightly higher wind range maybe we will see them for the first time in the first half of this week?