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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. Yip, neither did Larry. All that $$$ sunk, and not even a second place medal!
  2. I guess I am thankful they weren't burning or pissing on them... although we didn't see what happened next... I was going to dismiss this as a few dicks going rogue, but it's starting to look like systematically poor sportsmanship from the hosts...
  3. Did anyone report what Ashby was up to playing with the wing half way through the race today?
  4. So we know the redress rules for damage to another boat, what about redress if the crew are injured in a collision by another boat, and can't continue to race / can't race for the next day / week / forever (fatality)?
  5. Man, the potential for injury in the SBTJ / BAR crash was huge. See the TJ wing trimmer get smacked across the hull. Potential damage to BAR's main foil?
  6. I think it is dis-respect. That's what an underhanded shot, or a low blow is IMO.
  7. America's Cup: Crucial issue settled on eve of regatta opener http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11864343
  8. America's Cup: 'Aggressive Team New Zealand pushing boundaries' - rival Sir Ben Ainslie http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/92911423/aggressive-team-new-zealand-pushing-boundaries
  9. Over on the Bermuda thread, but applicable here. No result in Artemis vs ETNZ races. Practice racing continues with only 4 days to go Artemis Racing had the best of the practice racing action on Monday 22nd May, beating Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR in race one. Race two, between Emirates Team New Zealand and Artemis Racing, failed to generate a result as neither team finished the race, while it was the same outcome in the third and final race of the day, a re-run between the Swedish and New Zealand teams. https://www.americascup.com/en/news/2566_Practice-racing-continues-with-only-4-days-to-go.html
  10. Sailing: Sir Russell Coutts may be competing in final America's Cup http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11861327
  11. See this on Jason: Martin Tasker: Meet the leading America's Cup spy http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11861323
  12. I don't think this has been posted. Dana, re-summarising the same info again. The America's Cup Ultimate Guide http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11860032
  13. The herald summary of this: America's Cup: Team NZ boss Grant Dalton ready to throw down in Bermuda http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11859829
  14. Peter Burling: It hasn't been a nightmare week for Team NZ http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/veitch-on-sport/audio/peter-burling-it-hasnt-been-a-nightmare-week-for-team-nz/