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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. The Slingsby tablet toss on the deck was telling. Says 'we've fucked it boyz'. But lets not get ahead of ourselves. Had we not seen what happened last AC, yes, fine to be cock-a-hoop. But who knows what Oracle may bust out of the shed with come Saturday?? It'll be interesting to see if they get back into the water at all prior to SAT. No pressure or anything.
  2. The foils in the shot above are the famous 'batwings', right? It seems to me, ETNZ have been using this foil design for a while now, and made us believe these were the 'trainer' boards. And yet here they are in the match cutting Oracle to bits all over the course with the trainer boards! Perhaps ETNZ were using their 'good boards' all along! If so, that is some head fake to lay down on the other teams. So annoying this thing is so hard to watch unless you have access to pay TV. I would have paid $50 bucks to be able to stream it on a tablet. Ah well. The lunatics around here keep it amusing, for sure.
  3. There is so much cool-aid flowing around this thread - it's awesome! I know it's a national Kiwi past time to bag the Aussie dickheads on the other team and Aussie bastards in general. A fair number of Aussies, over here in Aussie - agree that there are dickheads on that other team. A fair number of Aussies over in Aussie, seriously want you cuzzie bros to win the bastard. I am one. Go well you bastards!
  4. That's a good point. Oracle only really found their mojo in the last AC final, when Kosteki was 'eased' and Ainslie came on board to work WITH Slingsby. To me, that was a significant moment in the final series. Ben as much as told Jimmy 'drive the boat - I call the shots'. (And whatever Herbie shit happened on lay-day.
  5. Maaaate ... it's called the 'bubbler'.
  6. Frank would make Wuss suck his cock before giving up the PM-ship.
  7. To all the boyzandgirlz and the cuzzies over in the eastern archipelago... This is where it all really began. With a bunch of old mates and a weird boat - having a crack. Go well - the whole lot of you. Don't fuck up. Don't stack the boats. Bring it the FUCK on!!! PS - Now if only some prick around here could provide a bullet proof fix on how to watch the bastard online...
  8. Most on this thread have their dicks in their hands. I thought this thread was twisted back at AC34, but it has soared to new depths and plunged to new heights this AC.
  9. Fix the cunt and get back out there for fuck sakes.
  10. Nationality rules would sort things out quick smart. And the AC would not leave the southern hemisphere for a long time. Will never happen as all the money is elsewhere.
  11. I believe that despite Glenn being on the boat, most Australians would support AR over ETNZ. I am sorry to say that I don't know a single person here who is supporting ETNZ. Nathan and Goobs have a far bigger following and are well liked by the sailing community. Some of the cat community would be pleased for Glenn if he won, but i wouldn't go as far as to say they are supporting ETNZ. It just seems wrong to support NZ even if we have no team. The reality is that the vast majority couldn't care less about the AC and don't really know what is going on. you are dead wrong mate. NZ are the only people that will return some much needed gloss to this wank fest. Yes, many ozzies will 'root' for Nathan and Goobs, and i suppose it would be cool to see an AC in Stockholm. But by your logic, all Aussies want Jimmy and Team Ozacle to win. Which just aint true. An AC, back in Auckland run by sailors and not mercenaries, is a good thing for the AC
  12. Love the cone of silence programme. Imagine getting that sucker from Botany to Mona Vale without SOMEONE taking a snap shot. Dead of night motored up the coast? Or 3AM semi trailer job? Either way, exciting the beast is back!
  13. "Sharing may earn you some street-cred, but keeping them hidden will earn you respect." Damn right.
  14. Surely there are some photogs of the trashed boat, after 'the underneath pier' incident. These will be epic to see.
  15. This is probably one of the most excellent videos going around right now.