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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. Hey clueless Ed, - Really ya think R2AK? Prototype of the Volvo boat? Another crazy Frenchman? Heard of right click - Search Google for Image Duh
  2. The biggest mistake was not building a cup that could only hold a teaspoon of bubbly. The cup is now bigger better due to Team NZ previous holdings
  3. No you didnt say - " the biggest reason was Glenn " You said the only reason was Glenn - " Why was ETNZ faster? 2 words. Glenn Ashby." Yo boy O Your "My only concern from the interview is that I am beginning to think the AC is heading back to lead mines". As you will know the C Class Little Americas Cup idea was stolen ,, Now theres a chance to get back to mono high performance with or without lead Go Yo
  4. I can only assume you were looking in the mirror when you wrote that. Oh well, just send me a link to the news item once you've successfully proven the cheating *crickets* --- No need for me to send you a link. Youre trapped on this site the rest of your days, you wont miss a thing Yo
  5. Who gives a shit if they cheated now? - many would give a shit now if they knew what went on no bearing on modern day. - If/when this is exposed there will be bearing on modern day ------------ Youre just another self opinionated clueless nob
  6. Why was TNZ faster It was a package of perfection from start to finish You fuckwits that are singling out 1 reason only ( ie Glen Ashby ) are seriously clueless and have probably never put a successful campaign together. unbelievable crowd this site attracts
  7. Here's your boy Jones and a few others of note https://www.sites.google.com/site/paremataboatingclub/about-us/our-history
  8. More to the point Who has lost the most Cup races - spithill and barker will be right up there
  9. No look tacks and gybes have been done countless times in club racing since time begun - No Look is nothing new
  10. Folk on this site seem to think a no look tack/gybe has just been invented
  11. Nice work Kid ..
  12. You should think outside the box .... Hint .. There is no box Hɘy ƨnɒɘɿʞ , Ƨʜow ƨomɘ ƨqunʞ, ƚimɘ you ɔʜɒnǫɘb youɿ ƚɿɒnƨlɒƚoɿ iƨnƚ iƚ, ꟼlɘnƚy oʇ oƚʜɘɿƨ ouƚ ƚʜɘɿɘ. Yo
  13. o⅄ ˙ǝɹǝɥʇ ʇno sɹǝɥʇo ɟo ʎʇuǝlԀ 'ʇᴉ ʇusᴉ ɹoʇɐlsuɐɹʇ ɹnoʎ pǝƃuɐɥɔ noʎ ǝɯᴉʇ 'ʞunds ǝɯos ʍoɥS ʞɹǝɐus ʎǝH
  14. Yip None - You'll fine gravity works just fine