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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. Here's my prediction: The start takes on new meaning. Like, why can't ETNZ beat OR to the corner.
  2. Day of reckoning tomorrow. Remember just 48 hours ago when every sane person agreed that Saturday would tell us everything we needed to know? I think it did. In retrospect we'll be recognizing that the race program was rigged. It was all about the 5 day break. As the founder/owner (now retired) of a very large product development company, I know that 5 days is tons with any material if you are super super prepared for it and have unlimited resources. I've tried to make the point that anything was possible and in this case probable. Even took a photo of my lady's tits the other day to get going here on SA. Fuck, what a downer. I hope I'm wrong.
  3. They did let it happen again. You don't give the 5th richest man in the world a 5 day opportunity, and the opportunity to carefully prepare for any eventuality in advance. It was an ace of spades. Hopefully it won't work, but fuck.
  4. Yup, well said, and I hope you're right on all of that. Because of my (flexible) convictions the most I'm hoping for tomorrow is one race each, which'll be fantastic enough.
  5. Yeh, I'm not even a kiwi and I'll be disgusted if this goes sideways. More than 2013, like you.
  6. Not really premature, I've been talking about this for awhile. Yes, I totally agree, it's unlikely that they'll sweep but imo it looks like it might come down to the bonus point or something like that.
  7. Nope to which part?
  8. Agreed, watched both races again, OR look a bit faster upwind. After their near-death reappraisal imo they'll have more items on the ideas list to do and will be busy again in the shed. More importantly they probably still have development potential left in their new realizations going in their favour. ETNZ need to have something substantial to be working in the shed tonight or this is going to swing the other way, imo. If the boat has plateaued they're in trouble imo.
  9. Same as me above. One loss in four races. It doesn't feel good though, now revising to two even, I think more likely. I have respect for the unknown.
  10. Clearly he is/has been. It's like nearly two there
  11. In every head a different world, no way to tell
  12. Yup. The cool thing about you kiwis is that there aren't many of you. Give DB absolution and a hug.