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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. Not sure how you get that stinger i only see virtual eye and leaderboard ios in usa
  2. But no live content 15. Ins before start !!!!!!!!!! Rugby prempting on BT1 Thanks Russel
  3. +1 Even though not much passing a cliff hanger at the end WD VB
  4. Currently watching the Sochi Procession. Seeing some pretty low flying Helo's right over the track getting action shots. Surely their Rotorwash must be affecting the cars. Wonder why no one is mentioning
  5. +1
  6. In the historical novel genre Ken Follett Pillars of the Earth Trilogy James clavell Shogun series
  7. Probably a bit of both but he was quick at Mclaren too. His final lap in Quali had a pretty scruffy 2nd sector compared to normal which is why Bottas pulled it out. Great to see LH genuinely pleased for Bottas. Just watched the GP2 Race (F2) at Bahrain... Holy cow that was some great racing. Kid called Leclerc pits from an 8 second lead with 12 laps to go and drove through the field to win it on the last lap. He was 24 seconds out of the lead with 12 laps to go !!!!
  8. Great Quali WD VB!!!
  9. JB coming back to replace him at monaco
  10. Just watched EP1 the new BBC TG Series on BBC iplayer CE Gone, Matt Leblanc hosts with Chris Harris and Rory Reid Actually not too bad now that Chris Evans' histrionics are gone. Certainly not Clarkson May and Hammond but worth a watch.
  11. Heading down to Cuba again soon. Heard a rumor that they have dropped the 10% surcharge on US currency. Can anyone with local knowledge this year confirm or deny? Would be nice not to have to get a bunch of euros or cdn funds Sol?
  12. Proclip 260,000+ miles in the tundra and still going strong https://www.proclipusa.com
  13. certainly a bit worrying, but perhaps when we get to tracks with a long enough straight we will see the full effect of slip streaming and DRS and that will give enough overspeed to effect a pass. With all the aero grip these guys now have parabolica and eau rouge should be epic this year
  14. Nice to see Red on the top step of the podium again LH said he had to come in as he was out of grip. Post race he said they planned lap 19 and he came in at 18. Post race body language was interesting... last year there would have been dummies being spit and toys thrown out of the pram. It was refreshing to see genuine congrats to the winner as if LH and Merc are looking forward to the battle. Felt the Race was pretty Blah. Not much on track action aside from the pit stop intrigue. Incredible drive from Alonso to almost get a point from the Honda POS
  15. That's a burly boat. I like it. Although it is hard to fathom 10 additional inches of immersion on such a full hull form, the tankage sounds like it's ready for the apocalypse. The interior looks just OK and leans maybe too far toward the utilitarian, but in person may look better. I'm curious about the stainless steel aspect. Not necessarily in regards to the boat above, but generally, what kind of corrosion resistance can be expected? Is isolating dissimilar metals the same as it would be otherwise? Cost/benefit analysis? Along these lines, titanium hasn't gotten any love lately on the metal boats thread. Why isnt titanium a choice of hull materials on Yachtworld? Biggest issue will be stress corrosion cracking. Any heat affected zones (welds) in the presence of chlorides will be susceptible. Hope they do not scratch the paint on a weld