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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. I am on your ignore list? Darn And here is some reading advice for you: https://www.amazon.com/31-Ways-Not-be-Douchebag-ebook/dp/B00EQ9P1UA WetHog
  2. But Sad Max has been a member of ETNZ for some time now. If true yet more proof of Luna Rossa's bonafides as a legit COR. No poodles here, no Sir. WetHog
  3. Its been made clear that anonymous sources shouldn't be trusted these days. Then again you hail from a region that has given us Nancy Pelosi. Thinking outside the box probably isn't your strong suit. Regardless, take it to PA, Douche. WetHog
  4. You should wear a hat more when you are out in the sun. Here we go again. Those darn American's, arrogant, cheaters, blah, blah blah. Funny thing is all the crap listed that JS and RC are accused of being now they were long before they were affiliated with anything American. Grumpy checks off all of those things as well. I guess that means the couple years he spent in the US rubbed off on him as well? Fuck off you self-righteous prick. WetHog
  5. It just shows that sportsmanship has its limits. And whether American, Aussie or even, dare say it, Kiwi, sport has a way of bringing out the prick in us all. No side, or country, can claim better sportsmanship over another. Specifically in regards to GDs comments after winning the Cup, it's not that big a deal. He's shown that prick side ever since he came on the scene after 2003. It's who he is. But now he has the power to right the wrongs he's been bitching about ever since Alinghi had to send a man up the rig to release the main after the clinching win in AC32 10 years ago. He has his faithful COR poodle by his side now. Put up or shut up time for Grumpy. WetHog
  6. LRs half assed participation in AC34 showed them to be no better than any poodle trotted out by Alinghi or OR. They joined AC34 simply to give ENTZ another vote and be their attack poodle. Propping them up as a worthy COR above reproach doesn't pass the sniff test. And yes a losing Defender could lodge a challenge as soon as they lose, but those teams on the verge of clinching the Cup have their poodle, I mean COR, waiting with a notice of challenge waiting to be signed the instant a bow crosses the finish line. So unless a Defender has an agreement with their opponent prior to defeat it won't happen. WetHog
  7. Don't hold your breath. Clean has made promises in this regard before and I don't even remember what it was its been so long... WetHog
  8. Ah the master and his loyal poodle. How cute. WetHog
  9. You usually get where I am coming from? Well that is a surprise to read. I"ll just leave it at that. As for Stinger, our paths diverged after Bermuda was chosen for the defense so I can only go back to what I remember from AC34, and I surely don't remember the drunk post you brought up. Anyway, I will now butt out of the conversation. WetHog
  10. Also interesting to note that the bolded is wrong. Its important that you actually know AC history if you are going to try and have a witty take on it. WetHog
  11. If ETNZ/RNZYS chose a different COR than LR I'd have more faith that they would organize a legit regatta. But they didn't so I voted for 2 months. WetHog
  12. They had at least one in port race for the VOR a couple cycles ago. So its doable. Then again, looking at the VOR replay of that race the harbor is a lot tighter than I remember. Go to 14:37 for the race course graphics: It looks to be a lot tighter than BDA, WetHog
  13. Ken Read is a sailing icon in the US? Not so sure about that. Having said that, Reid would be my first choice to be CEO of a true American challenge. He has Cup experience, he ran two pretty successful VOR campaigns and is curretly running Jim Clark's boats in Comanche and Hanuman. He also is high up in North Sails. Reid has sailing organzational skills. What about Terry Hutchinson? Haven't heard much from Casper since The Stache booted him out of Artemis back during AC34. I would think he has some unfinished buisness with the AC, and a score to settle. I wonder if in the slim chance ETNZ goes back to mono's if Hutchinson would/could flip his Quantum sailing team into the AC. WetHog
  14. Yeah you are as hard as a case of the Trotz. As for worthy COR, you are joking right? Probably not. ETNZ's poodle is back where it belongs. Sniffing ETNZ's ass and trying to keep up. WetHog
  15. That works too. I also am intrigued with an upgraded version of those 18ft skiffs. I've been around here going on 10 years and I missed the memo on the 50 post threshold to talk shit. Its always been show your tits and have at it. But if there were to be a post count 500+ posts seems right. You're almost there. Also, spell checking people is so bad ass. WetHog