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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 dont think so But do join in and keep feeding the trolls. Stop fueling the fire!
  2. Gee!... youre better looking than i thought!.
  3. That is, by far, the stupidist statement ever made on SA. If you think Oracle as a team are pricks!. Then you are collectively labeling each member of the team as a prick. Then you say individually they are ok!?!? The team is a group of individuals. They are brought together to form a team. you calling them " collectively" a taem of pricks means you are calling them all pricks. What a load of rubbish! Name who you think is a prick and who is not and dont bunch them as all pricks then say they are not. I think you only believe Jimmy is a prick because someone on this site said he was without anything to back it up . You also blame two individual's, who dont work for the team, for cheating, then label them all the same witout justification Finnaly you lump Russell in with Oracle because he left Team fuck up for greener pastures and has never lost the cup since. You are just a hater of tall pop!pies
  4. Music to " ease" yourself into the AC. Especially the frantic Kiwis. Chillax Bro's... https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=on+a+clear+day+the+peddlers&oq=on+a+cleat+day+the+ped&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.12757j0j4&client=tablet-android-lenovo&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8 And the lead singer lives in Christchurch!
  5. Cheating history and AC demise 101 for Matt17 Fibreglass 12 Metre Fay Dog challenge NZL20 Bow sprit and gybing brace NZL 20 twin keel Sean Reeves information theft McCaw team. Hula, .... Some may call it innovation but DC had it right when he said.."all 12 metres were built in alloy. Why would you want to build in fibreglass unless you wanted to cheat" NZ cheated in that AC and they ruined the 12 metre class and that great match racing! Nobody could go forward with a class with a maverick in. It. So began the slide to the next generation Then Fay did the Dog challenge and ruined the future and led us down the DOG/ Cat arms race! Yip!!! the kiwis were leaders and innovators all right... look where they led us!!!
  6. You should be on the design team. If they cant get that right then they are goooonnnnee. Mind you!.. with voice activated foil control........
  7. With off topic abuse like that you have opened the door... In my years of experience, Anybody who starts their sentence with " Listen" is a tosser and just wants to be heard and wants to TELL their story. They are generally stupid and like the sound of their own voice. Matt, looking at your picture you look like a big lazy pom who emigrated to NZ and is taking up to much air space.... oh! And you're a teacher. This is not a english gramma site but a site for people who want to debate the topic, not play the man. When you play the man, or the grammar, it shows you to be incapable of debating the topic and just want to gutter snipe small stuff that most normal people can deal with.
  8. I thought it was how ETNZ took a huge advantage and rested on their laurels ... and some dumb ass pie warmers ! Christ! I remeber last time, when the same kiwi mob were spouting off here about ... The pie warmers are a game changer We are so much faster The cups coming home Deans the man... Only that Carbonator guy got it right! He backed OR and ca!led Dean a choker!.... kiwis here have never gotten over that!
  9. Boat speed makes you a tactical and starting genius!
  10. Not that good to be sailing with your head down all the time.
  11. Boom!... thats what the kiwis have been posting here for 130+ pages.... some hidden magical technology uptip , hydro this, bluetoofh that, hytrolic here, flux capacitor there!... You dont know!... but fuck off any one else who puts up a scenario for the opposition. History and Logic tell you how they operate. Money is not a problem and they will have better hydro than ETNZ... just like they foiled better last time!
  12. Put it this way. ETNZ turned up with a foiling boat just months before the last AC. They had all the technology, testing, systems,and practice. Oracle entered late, had to deal with protests, a complete boat breakdown, crew changes, and being 9:1 down and they won. Oracles biggest strength is their technology and resources they have, along with the ability to analyze the opposition and evolve a faster boat quickly. You are underestimating them at your own peril. They will have better control and they are the only team who can sandbag and keep evolving late into the regatta. ... because they are in The final! They have a huge advantage to keep analyzing and changing. All others have to put there best foot forward to win races to make up for breakages and the unknown. ETNZ has to show its cards earlier inorder to ensure reliabilty and cover future issues of reliability. Oracle are not showing anything yet!
  13. You will when you push hard!.... they are strong!