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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. Rule: Eighty percent of Louis Vuitton bags must be made in France.
  2. I wonder what a 60 ft international moth would look like wiping out...
  3. Also from that same link: The dates between races aren't necessarily the same as the length of time between challenge and race. Not all challenges happened at the previous regatta. The final revisions in 1887 to the deed were only a few years before George Schuyler died. At that time, the races WERE about every year or two. So, yeah, I do think there might be some truth to just grab a boat and race. You know, I'll meet you after school at the drag strip. https://youtu.be/wK63eUyk-iM?t=8s
  4. I'm checking out that game. It seems like a game that sorta had potential. It's old but it was made by UbiSoft so it's probably pretty well-designed. Some of those games though, need to have a "fun" setting that's less realistic. The Battlefield and Halo franchises figured out how to balance fun and realistic long ago. http://virtualskipper.com/ https://youtu.be/AB0lzNAgml0?t=7m31s https://youtu.be/Esk0-IT5xWs?t=8m36s
  5. Hysterical. You practice this? I can't tell if you're referring to me or George Schuyler.
  6. I think the deed's revision was written immediately after 3 consecutive years of challenges, though. Who do I need to talk to?
  7. Gee Azure, that's an interesting question. So you're suggesting that if someone were to sue that they're taking too long, then it could reopen the challenge to anyone else who wanted to race sooner, and therefore, remove this stranglehold on the Amerca's Cup? Wow, I wonder if there's any plausibility in that.
  8. Since you said "please"... http://www.hauraki.co.nz/news/sport/team-nz-hilariously-throw-5-000-louis-vuitton-bags-into-crowd/ 0:14 suggests it may have been premeditated.
  9. If they stop trying to cater to spectators on shore, they can choose a location that's better for both television and the race. The beautiful islands, to me, would look more interesting than a wharf as a background. Similarly, creating a pavilion for the after-party is also misguided, imo. Spend that money on assisting bars, restaurants, and hotels in throwing parties, considering that's what they're designed to do. Locals could just walk to the harbor afterward as the boats take a victory lap, and they could get a better, close up view of the boats and crew. Win/win/win.
  10. You have some good points, but I don't think a sailboat race is actually a valid indicator of maritime technology and might. I think it's mostly just viewed as a sailboat race between rich dudes. Above: USS Harry S Truman Below: HMNZN Canterbury A similar argument is sometimes made in soccer.
  11. I was just kidding (I shoulda used an emoji.) But I did find this commentary about it: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/other/watch-naughty-team-nz-crew-risk-wrath-sponsors-and-partners-after-biffing-louis-vuitton-bags-into-crowd
  12. If you want, I can just describe it to you really vividly.
  13. Maybe that was the symptom more than the cause.
  14. I've been thinking about this. It probably is possible that a huge Australia/New Zealand rivalry over the trophy could be the best thing that's happened to the AC. So I guess, yeah, maybe the old theme was "first one to knock off NYYC." We'll see if a new one emerges.
  15. Tbh, I was wondering if they did this to disparage the sponsor. It bugged me that the logo was a little too everywhere.