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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. The boat was so Big that even when they were doing twenty knots, it looked like it was moving slowly.
  2. This story has an element of bullshit about it. The story I'm sure has been reported correctly but Craig Monk must be leading the most slap dash racing team ever. Who would even invest in such a mickey mouse outfit. Learning how to sail your boat after the race is started is not a formula for success. Unless you can drum up some people with extensive Volvo Ocean 65 experience there would be no way you could catch up with the training that other teams have done. I would also imagine that the required experienced staff have already been picked up by other syndicates. Also if your flat broke as reported you could not pay the required staff what they want. I don't think Craig Monk is brain dead so something else is at play here. 1. This is a training run for a future VOR campaign and more importantly a VOR campaign that coincides with the Americas Cup. 2. ETNZ are going back to monohulls and need staff to up skill monohulls skills, however they don't want to dilute the Brand name by being associated with a Bad VOR campaign so are hiding their involvement via Craig Monk 3 Its a mixture of both 1 and 2 as reasons 4 Craig Monk is delusional and wants to run a real VOR Campaign with no training and no budget and this has nothing to do with ETNZ
  3. I agree in a week or less we will know, The government use to help here in past, now there purses are shut tight even after the government posted a surplus of 4 Billion which is a $1000 per kiwi which is not bad going
  4. Everything you said I agree with....make sense to me. The problem here in NZ the AC is like a giant money vacum cleaner that sucks out all available yachting sponsorship dollars leaving no money for anything else. So even if the VoR needs three million per boat...good luck finding that here. Thats the problem with a small economy like NZ theres just not enough money to do VOR and AC yet twenty years ago no problem. Yet our exonomy is stronger now than it was twenty years ago. Corporations here have become just as greedy as their USA counterparts and dont want to effect yearly profits, because that would effect the Chief Executive Bonus. What kept ETNZ alive during the years of no sponsorship was a kiwi and italian Multi Millionaire dipping into their pockets
  5. Yes I agree not much chance, unless its like the russian entry in the whitebread race in 1980's
  6. Sailbydate......Do you think theres any chance that Craig Monk can pull this off ?? Wouldnt he need to raise a couple of Million........ Gee I remember twenty or thirty years ago this wouldnt be an issue, were a lot richer country now but money is harder to find
  7. You go and buy 400 cans of black spray paint. Also you would knock out the supply of paint for the local grafitti artist in that part of spain.........im not being serious
  8. Thats the Cats sorted out, as for the spare IACC hulls floating about, maybe you could rip the top deck off put a cabin on, so you can stand up in the thing. Put a cheap diesel in and hey presto motor boat, albiet a strange and ugly looking one. You would want the Hull for a song ......like free. Still a better solution than them being on the hard collecting dust.
  9. If a new sail inventory exists for this boat, then it seems doable. With a good crew the boat might be competitive. I could even see Dalts being involved as just a crew member....hmmmm no
  10. What ever happens I cant see ETNZ attaching their Brand to this venture. They would only do this if they felt they had a good chance to win. In a unofficial manner they could help a lot.
  11. Do you have any idea of minimum budget required to do this ......even if no pay to staff and old sails are recycled to some extent. You could use the old SCA sails when out of port ...no one will see them My underlying thinking is that ETNZ are going back to monohulls and they might provide free staff who need to up monohulls skills. I dont think ETNZ have touched a monohull for a long time, their whole world has been cats.....the whole premis on this thought that LR deal with ETNZ was the right to select type of boat. LR sure threw their toys out of the pram when boat design changed half way through last AC cycle
  12. How in hell is Craig Monk going to pull this off. There is not even time to make new sails, or change boat colours to sponser livery. This is starting to look like a pipe dream. It says hes payed a deposit.....so what the depsit could be ten bucks for all we know. All that seems to be happening is Craig is trying to ride the coat tails of recent AC success. Does any one have any idea the minimum funding cost even if the crew were volunters not taking pay. Is there any chance the govt might dip into their coffers, even if its half a milion. The govt woukd earn the money back via extra economic activity when the VOR circus hits town.
  13. Its hard to predict what would of happen. Part of the problem is that weather can be tame in San Diego and compared to Fremantle the 12 Meters would be boring to watch
  14. To my kids foiling is what they do at the hair dresser when changing hair colour
  15. Hes on my ignore list as well. Theres never a sensible answer other than verbal abuse