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    • UnderDawg

      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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. I respect your right to disagree however the proof is in her output, trivial puff pieces and shallow questions when her sailing knowledge could provide so much more. Journalism is a profession that takes years to refine and demands a long hard route to achieve good standards. She has taken but a few steps on that journey and it shows.
  2. Nic the Sailor Girl (seriously?) has some serious sailing cred, no doubt about that, but as a 'would-be' sailing journalist her biggest problem is that she desperately wants to be a part of the story she is reporting. Its a common situation in many sports when participants try to become reporters/journalists that they try to give validity to what they do by over-emphasising who they know or where they stand in the game and the resulting reports / interviews come across as trivial puff-pieces. She needs to separate herself from the story, stop making it about her and just report it or ask solid interview questions utilising the real sailing knowledge she has. Far too much ego thinly disguised as a bubbly personality for my liking.
  3. Is that when they reveal the side mounted cycles with 4 guys on trapeze? I have heard that, after winning that final race, Glenn Ashby is going to step off the boat in the middle of the Great Sound and calmly walk ashore.
  4. With much of the focus on what Orifice is up to to improve their performance I guess its safe to say ETNZ arent just sitting around the shed waiting for the next race. What can they do to stay as far ahead of the game as they have proved to be so far?
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  6. Is that Bermuda Babes? Could you send six of your poxiest whores to the ETNZ base for an all-nighter? Actually, can we make that FIVE all nighters?
  7. Done, thanks. FB
  8. Enough is enough. Now they're targetIng kids?? Its time to track down where the cunt who did this came from and remove it from the face of the earth. No more pussy footing around, use the Richard Nixon Vietnam approach - Bomb them back to the fucking stone age.
  9. will satisfy only yourself
  10. The devil made me do this...
  11. Recommendation re small "offshore boat" ? Don't!
  12. "One day there'll be an owner with money... and ability" Eric Strain, renowned Sydney Dragon sailor.
  13. An irate owner upon finding out the trimmer he'd paid out big $$ for was NFG. "That useless cunt couldn't trim his own nose hairs".
  14. Nosedive and low freeboard in any sort of a seaway = an effing wet ride. Greeny brought "Ginger" down to Melbourne to do a regatta on a windy Port Phillip 2-3 (?) years ago. They didn't even finish the regatta, spat the dummy, packed up the boat and skedaddled back to the smoother waters on the Harbour and Pittwater. They're an impressive looking boat, lots of rag and no doubt great rides but no good down here where real men sail. Expensive as all fuck and their sails have gone the way of the Farr 40 ODs, pricey and really only good for 1-2 regattas. Cue indignant sailmakers: