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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. Sorry Geoff. That is not a gaff rig. If anything it is a "Gunter" rig with "Junk" influences in the sail design.
  2. What wonderful shitheads you all are. Most of you can't afford or even have the guts to take a 10 foot dinghy for a row around the duck pond yet you have all of the means needed to dis someone who is doing what you bastards are too fucking scared to even consider.
  3. a bit of a joke from me... Too right and the joke is on US for a change. Good one Scot. I thought that "Three Legs of Man" had suddenly become a cripple.
  4. Hardly the first offshore proa Scot. I think you'll find that Dick Newick got there first with "Cheers" quite a few years ago (1967) and that's not counting the Polynesians who managed to populate the whole of the Sth Pacific Islands in them. She's now classed as a (sailing) heritage museum piece in France.
  5. You don't spell "boatox" like that
  6. Awww Jesus. Let's just hope he shuts the fuck up and doesn't do any broadcasting.That voice would mean the end of a good regatta and in all probability the commitee boat will crash at every start.
  7. Congratulations and welcome to the wankfest. Personally I was absolutely stunned to not have hit a bloody whale off of the Azores (As I really did on my last trip across the pond). I soiled my underwear and carried on until, through lack of sleep, I "hove to" off the North side of Flores in the passage between Corvo and went into a self induced coma. I awoke to strange noises,,, like a kind of high pressure kettle breathing. It was another fucking whale. Only a small 15 metre whale. But,,, When it's alongside a 12 metre boat. You know how it goes.... More soiled underwear.
  8. I don't understand how they can churn out such consistent results day after day like they do. I start to go stir crazy after about the 4th day.
  9. Tinifon has it for now. Don't think I can catch them guys. The're too dedicated. OOPS, my bad. Gicajuvi still has it by a whisker but the distances are so tight and the angle of attack is now down to almost zero so no quick number drops now. It's all down to hard work and gritty eyes from here on in I think.
  10. Didn't stay away for long eh? Must have gotten lonely. Actually I've seen a few of the top guys play a similar game. They'll calculate exactly how much they can afford to risk and then take a dive or a huge lift, hoping to drag a few out of the pack with them. Next thing you know is that you are totally screwed and the instigator is back in the leading pack having a good laugh at you whilst you lose a few hundred places trying to scramble back..
  11. Yep, He knows what he's doing but I wonder if he's jumped the gun a little too early. It may come back to haunt him in a couple of days unless of course he knows something that we are all missing out on.
  12. Lol... Don't tell me.... The friggin Froggy computer stopped for a café, a croissant, and a Gaulloise.
  13. I see what you are saying but, You are about 3 miles behind me at the moment and in 423rd place, Gabi 1-06 is about 2 miles behind you and is in 283rd place while I, am 2 miles due south of you in 405th place. That's fine if we can reverse how this game works (last in takes the money) but it doesn't stop there because whilst I am 2 miles south of you and in 405th place, HB7 is 0.5 of a mile south of me in 338th place whilst Ava Gardner is 3.5 miles north of me and slightly behind me in 177th place. Now if you can make head or tail of how that lot works,,,, I salute you so I refresh at 15:59, my position is 429 and my DTF is 1850,6 . All this data is based on 15:57 update . Now if someone else looks at my boat, they will probably also find that my position is 429, but my DTF could be based on an earlier update eg 15:47 or 15:37 and therefore my boat would appear to be further aft. As we are sailing away from the rumbline, boats that are further north will lose positions faster, if sailing same speed and same direction, at least in a perfect flat world I agree totally Jonas but here is the big BUT. It's not working out that way. The boat positions and rankings are totally erroneous with anything that is happening within the game. The numbers are too random to be taken as an effect of flat earth or orthodromy. Take a compass and draw a radius from Lisbon through your boat and then do the same with various others. The numbers don't pan out whether you calculate them at 1 minute or 15 minutes after or before the update. The numbers simply don't make any sense at all however you try to justify them. When you run the game at a lowish zoom then you tend not to notice so much, but when you zoom in and try to play with the navigation at a higher level then you notice very quickly that there is little you can do since the numbers being thrown back at you have little or nothing to do with any navigational change made to your boat in the preceeding ten minutes. No wonder zezo, etc are so popular.
  14. I see what you are saying but, You are about 3 miles behind me at the moment and in 423rd place, Gabi 1-06 is about 2 miles behind you and is in 283rd place while I, am 2 miles due south of you in 405th place. That's fine if we can reverse how this game works (last in takes the money) but it doesn't stop there because whilst I am 2 miles south of you and in 405th place, HB7 is 0.5 of a mile south of me in 338th place whilst Ava Gardner is 3.5 miles north of me and slightly behind me in 177th place. Now if you can make head or tail of how that lot works,,,, I salute you
  15. What I don't get about the positions is that what Breitling said about a hidden waypoint seems to be true. Except, it must be behind me because every boat that is behind me (some by a good 3 or 4 miles) are all holding a higher overall position to me. How does that work then? Gabi 1-06 is almost exactly 5 miles dead behind me on the same rhumb line and has been all morning yet I am 418th and he is 244th. The concentration of boats up here isn't that heavy. A bit further south and it gets heavier. What I'm getting at is that there is something not quite right since the shaky numbers have been consistently wrong. Not only when the boats are closely grouped but also when they stretch apart. And not only one boat but a large number of boats. What appears on our screens does not correlate with what shows up on Many Players own ranking data. Put simply. Either the client data is wrong and should be fixed, the game data is wrong and should be fixed, or the overall data is being manipulated and Many Players should be fixed. There are no other conclusions to come to