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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. He is so focused on looking at his imaginary tip that he apparently misses the curve in the upper portion of the foil which negates any " up " in the stored posistion . On the plus side he has apparently given up on his one size fits all fantasy , especially after all the commentary yesterday about some boats picking the wrong foil for the day . The fact that all the teams feel it is important enough to have two sets of optimized foils that they will take a chance of picking the wrong set on a particular day should close off any argument no matter how stubborn a sane person may be . The insane , who knows ?
  2. For all we know they are keeping things simple in order to not confuse their hoped for primary demographic which is the new , mostly non sailing , audience . With the 20 min sprints , possibilities of catastrophic crashes , repeated comments of the most elementary elements of sailing and the gratuitous panning of the grinning fans in the bleachers it's easy to see what their focus is and all in the quest for sustainability . True fans both old and new are left by the wayside to fend for themselves by scratching for info and drawing yellow lines . I keep waiting for them to break out the checkered flag by some bolt on bedecked bimbo which might not be a bad thing after all .
  3. And if JS was leading your team instead of consistingly beating their asses this thread would be half as short .
  4. In the past two days I think there were three major events , lead changes pr major losses or leads that happened during the commercial breaks with no replay or explanation as to what happened . They link so many commercials together and take out such a large block of time with each commercial break , there has to be a better way . I guess this is the price for " sustainability " .
  5. If they were ahead in points on the overall perhaps . Being behind as they are and one point carryover at stake I do not see them risking being deeper in the hole to practice penalty maneuvers .
  6. At least today they aren't showing the fans every 30 seconds this time .
  7. Another commercial with JPN in front of NZ . This probably means another lead change . Can they possibley time them worse ??
  8. Early days no doubt . In a way I don't think we have seen the boats that will actually sail for the cup performance wise as yet . We have a long way to go and they all should have learned a lesson from last time, that the development NEVER stops .
  9. Join The many The annoying The SA sock puppet crew !
  10. That sounds like a solid bet but as they say it is early yet .
  11. That's a pretty good bet but we did have some surprises today . BAR and JPN were faster than anybody knew . I thought JPN might be faster than many thought but not that fast . AR , what the hell happened to the golden child ? The French ? Ok there was no surprise there
  12. It's too late for this edition but if something tragic does happen , losing a hull would be a option . in the interest of safety of course . We were inches away from a very gory tragedy in full color and multiple views of course merely because of the design of the boats and a minor miscalculation with major results .
  13. Not going to try and change your mind but there are a lot of dicks out there I went to a Pirelli World Challenge race today and there was a clown in a Maclaren blocking the hell out of KTM and when he finally spun from the pressure the crowd went crazy as they say . No dick love there
  14. I understand your feelings but it could all be a matter of perspective . If he was bringing the cup home to your country would you still think him as much of a dick . Additionally it's unfortunate that many times to be successful in a competitive environment you need to be a bit of a dick . It's all part of a dominant / successful attitude . I think if you did a survey the number winning dicks would outnumber the nice guys by a good bit. I can't ever remember hearing nice guys finish first , there must be a reason ?