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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. I definitely agree with this. There's no way that any practical handicap system could equalize very dissimilar boats even for a very specific set of conditions, let alone equalize dissimilar boat characteristics and account for a wide range of conditions. Good PHRF racing depends on having enough roughly similar boats within a reasonably narrow rating band to make a fleet or class. So if you want fair and competitive PHRF racing: a) choose a boat that has a lot of "cousins" actively racing in your area; and b ) encourage more participation.
  2. Sailiboat racing is a lot of fun PHRF works for the most part especially for non pros I agree stop the bitching and go racing !! We need to get more boats racing !! Boats ratings get sorted out over time
  3. Well said !!
  4. Yachtscoring back up J88's had a good day !!
  5. How was the racing today ?
  6. The boat is sailed out of here in Newport I know it's got a Hall carbon rig much taller than a stock rig He put a Melges 32 keel and rudder on it Modified the cockpit with carbon and who knows what else 75 rating is a joke Don't want to race against him at 75 that's for sure
  7. Wow that is some interesting reading. Seems to not have a lot of friends. I can see why
  8. I do not think they have sorted it out yet. Not many ratings on the scratch sheet. BIRW is still 2 months away. Expecting 200 entries and I think they want to wait to finalize classes. They will get it right !!
  9. One design is great. Rules still need followed though
  10. This forum is fucking ridiculous. Cheating is intentionally going over a weight limit or breaking a rule. Not making a boat structurally sound. This is so fucking old.
  11. Talk to musiman he seems to know a lot about the Evelyn's. He restored remedy. ignore the other BS here. Just sour grapes
  12. I hear the YRALIS committee is going to be at BIRW to weigh boats that seem overweight. Better be careful
  13. It seems you have a very good system. YRALIS should look at it. I agree weight limits should be removed from PHRF. I know at certain events you have to sail with the same amount of crew each day. This stops boats from sailing with 9 on windy days and 6 on light days. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. What I do know is thats it a rule now and it needs to be followed.
  14. Any responsible boat owner knows the weight of their crew and races at or below the weight limit if you don't and are sailing over the weight limit than you are cheating. Boats may get away with it but that doesn't make it right. It would not surprise me next year to have boats come in from racing and are asked to have there crew weighed especially after this incident It would just be nice if everybody played by the rules and we didn't have to deal with this shit
  15. ]I'm saying all of the rules apply all of the time. Cheating on weight and cheating on the race course are the same thing. You can't choose which rules you'll obey, and if you don't have the integrity and the balls to own up when you know you cheated, you don't belong in the sport at all. Is that pretty clear? Very well said !!!!