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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. We don't watch the same feed. Us in the US have the stick and ball douche from AC34 with unpolished NO and Draper and the International crowd get the rugby guy and KR. Lord knows why us in the US lost KR after the LVC but, no offense to NO and Draper, the commentary sucks. Sucks bad. WetHog
  2. Just got finished watching both races. OR-BDA truly made the most of their 5 day break. Still, they needed a sweep today to make things interesting, IMO. Despite OR-BDA's gains they look to be at ETNZ-AUS's level, not surpassed it like back in AC34. Down 4-1 it doesn't look like enough for OR-BDA to just be at ETNZ-AUS's level and come back to win. Unless the wind picks up considerably. WetHog
  3. It sounds like OR-BDA doesn't have a prayer: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@sailing/2017/06/21/35239?slug=oracle-wont-catch-us-team-nz-coach Please forgive me if this has been posted already. I just ran into it. WetHog
  4. Good to see someone is carrying on Dave Walden's legacy. WetHog
  5. And I bet you and the rest of your friends from that beacon of sportsmanship, New Zealand, will help JS in any way you can. WetHog
  6. Ah, yes, cheating is how ETNZ lost AC34. WetHog
  7. I want ETNZ-AUS to win, douche. So what exactly can I not take? I just find it curious that a group of fans of a team that produced arguably the biggest choke in sports history are now talking shit when there team is up mere 3-0, or is it 4-0, on the same choke inducing team from AC34. I am also a Washington Capitals fan. I have witnessed first hand the Caps choke initially (2008) in the playoffs and then have that experience manifest into a culture of choking that has lasted the better part of the last 10 years. So I speak from experience. When you are a fan of a team that has a history of choking you should refrain from shit talking until said team proves they are no longer chokers. WetHog
  8. Man you ETNZ-AUS fans are an arrogant bunch. So arrogant you could give JS advice on how to be a shit talking prick. Clearly some have forgotten what happened back only 3 years ago in AC34. Crazy. WetHog
  9. 80% nationality is more than I could hope for in regards to the next cycle. 60% at least is more than reasonable and would go a long way in promoting the AC to a wider audience, IMO. WetHog
  10. Lets not forget that she let Rod Stewart impregnate her, twice. She's been rode hard and put away wet. WetHog
  11. Yeah but the people who would execute said collision are Australian. WetHog
  12. Two cycles of supposed cool boats and, as you would say, sod all attention. DC got a friggin ticker tape parade in NYC when he brought the Cup home from Australia. He named his boat Stars and Stripes, flew the flag, and people in the US paid attention. Would nationality rules draw as much attention to the AC in the US as the Olympics? Probably not, but it would be 10 times more than what it is now. WetHog
  13. Do yourself a favor and avoid thought. WetHog
  14. Nationality is a big deal in the US in regards to sports. Thats why sports people could give a shit about in the US (swimming, gymnastics, soccer, etc...) for 3 1/2 years turn up in the Olympics. Same can be said for the AC so long, for instance, the American team isn't filled with a bunch of sailors with Aussie accents. Thats my point. WetHog
  15. Why not in regards to nationality rules? National flags of the individual teams are on the wings and the commentators have referred to the "American's", "Swedes", "Japanese", "Kiwi's", "British" and "French" despite the fact only the French could claim to have a sailing crew entirely French, so long as Adam Minoprio wasn't on board. So clearly the people trying to sell this version of the AC think Nationality sells. They even slapped "Team USA" on everything Oracle. So why not go all the way? Because the gravy train would dry up for a lot of sailors with Aussie or Kiwi accents. WetHog