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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    The commentator during the in-port today said there would be no crew changes on MAPFRE for the next leg.
  2. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    It’s not from the VOR account, and the resolution seems low. Maybe someone recorded the livestream and reposted it? You may want to wait for the official version if you’re looking for high def.
  3. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Maybe this one:
  4. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Oops. :-) It’s still April, right? Can I sell this as April Fool’s?
  5. VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    I didn’t see that this (the full in-port race from today; pre-start picks up around 27:00) had been posted yet; apologies if it already has.
  6. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Ugo Fonollá was the OBR on MAPFRE on this leg (and on most of the legs so far; only exceptions were that Jen Edney was the MAPFRE OBR on Legs 0 and 3).
  7. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    If you use the pretty front-end for the spreadsheet and click through to the individual page for a video, it gives you a view like this: Click on the little pop-out arrow in the upper righthand corner: ... and it should give you the YouTube URL, like so: Copy that link, paste it in the body of your post here (as "plain text"), and voilà: Embedded YouTube video. There are probably a bunch of other ways to do it. But that's how I do it. Also, side note: Spreadsheet tagging is (finally) all caught up again. Yay me!
  8. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Probably already answered. But I'll guess Sophie.
  9. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I’m happy Sam got himself in the picture. That’s a happy crew there. Goofball Boat Mom FTW.
  10. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Yann has raised drone footage to a new level on this leg.
  11. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    http://vor.jbcsystems.com/person/john-fisher.html :-(
  12. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    It was a temporary hiccup, now fixed. Yay! Now to catch up again with the tagging.
  13. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Does anyone know why videos have stopped updating on the Raw Content site? I've been busy with some other stuff the last few days, and I'd kind of fallen into only following the race via watching all the Raw Content videos and describing and tagging them for the spreadsheet. But now there aren't any to watch and tag and describe. I know there have been some epic videos created and sent off the boats, because I've seen a few of them on Twitter and via the individual teams' YouTube channels you folks have embedded in the thread above. But they're no longer being posted to the Raw Content page. I hope it's a temporary glitch, and things go back to working the way they were before. But if it represents some kind of policy change, and the VOR media operation is pulling back from the Mark Turner-era commitment to making the content easily available in one place, unfiltered, well, that will make me sad.
  14. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Btw, not sure if this has been mentioned yet, but it looks like the Volvo media operation has begun to serve the Raw Content videos as unlisted YouTube videos. So with a little digging to find the YouTube URL you can now embed them. I liked this one too. I gave it the "favorite" tag in the spreadsheet for the epic foredeck-at-night-in-the-Southern-Ocean footage.
  15. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Heh. No; from a hotel. Evacuating in my case has sort of been like a poorly planned and not very exotic vacation.