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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. All can!!! But why? It is not a regatta where teams are nationally selected and represent a country. Its A PRIVATE EVENT using countries to bludge money for a host.
  2. If Dalts is true to the spirit of the AC and fair play for NZ sailors he will have a defender series and allow kiwi sailors and whoever the chance to compete. And dont say it will dilute funding in a small NZ market. If Dalton can have a rich swiss funder, a dubai airline, and a spanish shoe conpany as sponsors then others can get funding from any where.... And... some wankers here got agro when Sir Russ got Berterelli to sponsor TNZ.
  3. Dean?... star attraction in Worlds first " hall of shame" museum Dickson could be rhe next entrant then Rod Davis. Amazing that Burling wins a olympic gold and AC in record timeand " overates" barker couldn't win a 1 horse race.
  4. And again!... I am asking if you would. ... and when you have right of way!
  5. She don't look likeep that now cuzzie.
  6. No blacks on ETNZ bro
  7. Bro... I'm not the one with photos like that saved on my phone.... bro. Enjoy + ~
  8. I'm asking if you would do it? Paul cayard might?
  9. Kiwi woman are mostly fat slobs that wear tack pants and pyjamas out shopping for KFC... and the accent is rough and classless. The rest are ugly.
  10. Race 7 Oracle is still off the pace and larry calls you (you are skipper) and says... " foul them and inflict catastrophic damage" Your pay packet will reflect a big bonus and your contract ties you into Larry's commands... oh... and you have a second boat. Would you do it inorder to win the AC?
  11. What wull they change... Easy!... just two things . 1. the boat 2. the crew. But seriously . . OR have two obvious issues... foils = speed ... change foils Foil control = fly time.. go cyclors
  12. Only if they win and it's held in NZ. Dalton has spent a lot of time in Dubai recently and you Government has too. Dalton is not happy with no Government funding. ... and he is a vindictive prick.
  13. Yip. Also Daltons Paymasters have a nice agreement too.... and they are Paymasters to Dubai tourism who want pay dirt.
  14. Hey dick breath... I wasn't debating PB superior sailing ability but just pointing out that Jimmy has won something in the last four years... and more recently won the things more closely related with the AC. Your name is mud ... zzzzzz
  15. Wrong. Dalton will decide. It's a private team and the club of convenience has no say.