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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.

Swanno

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  1. Certainly arrogant enough
  2. Is your arse jealous of the shit your typing? Same old arrogant James.
  3. Doesn't Dean Barker sail the second OTUSA boat?
  4. Manage to snap a photo of Sir Ben politely complmenting the person who does ETNZ's instagram after the #thanksben hashtag was created.
  5. G’day all – for anyone who has recently made a purchase through the ETNZ store, I had a call from my bank this morning as they believe someone hacked the ETNZ store system and took data. They cancelled my card and will re-issue a new one. Just a word of warning for anyone who made a purchase after Saturday to keep an eye on their credit card. Could be a load of rubbish but just be aware.
  6. Thanks to whomever posted the link to the ETNZ store. Born and bread Aussie here, but ordered a bit of Cuzzy bro gear to support the good guys.
  7. Good to see Blair Tuke has left a comment aswell! ...left himself wide open for Tuke's counter. There's a pretty strong friendship amongst those of the AC teams that sail Moths. At Nathan Outteridge's wedding there was Tom Slingsby, Blair Tuke & Pete Burling amongst others. They don't mind a laugh either at each others expense as this video seems to suggest... https://youtu.be/pdxm8I4p2xg That's great!
  8. Just had an idea to buy an ETNZ shirt and then looked at the price. $75 for a shirt, $50 for a hat. Fucking dreamers.
  9. you don't even make it fun How many black texters did you need to use?
  10. .Maybe Badham missed his flight Well done, sir.
  11. must admit I LOL'd at that. Only really paid attention to it after 'the front fell off' though flicked through a few of the vids on youtube a few years back and it tickled me. Certainly a funny bloke
  12. The Sea Scouts is raising money to attend a national regatta in Wellington. I asked Dalts on short notice to speak at their fundraiser just days before he leaves for BDA. I hugely thank him and his partner for making the time in a busy week. My daughter is a Hawke Sea Scout at that club. She collected the modest donations at the door. Was an enjoyable night.Nice one. Good to see he is making himself available.If he. And all the other AC Ceos put as much ( or even 5%) effort into grass roots sailing in their country as they do into the corporate junket called the AC. Then the sport would be great... amd grow.Its funny how these AC teams have very little to do with, or be involved with, the national body of the sport the exploit! They should be made to gve 25% of their income to the national body fpr youth development. Dalton is a taker! Not a giver!... going to a small sea cadet evening is such a patronising load of Turd. Its a turd that TRG would give birth to but be a constipated miscarriage! Funny you say that. My turd this morning was named after you Graeme. hey bullshitter!.... i thought i was on ignore.Idiot! Hey Swanno if you are offshore how much do you put into yachting charities !!!!! We all live to make an income thats is life , if Dalts was a turd then there are more educated folks out there than you would have sacked him by now. What have you won in ?????? Huh? I was complimenting him.
  13. The Sea Scouts is raising money to attend a national regatta in Wellington. I asked Dalts on short notice to speak at their fundraiser just days before he leaves for BDA. I hugely thank him and his partner for making the time in a busy week. My daughter is a Hawke Sea Scout at that club. She collected the modest donations at the door. Was an enjoyable night. Nice one. Good to see he is making himself available.