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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. Ugly and wet *insert joke here*
  2. Watching the southern ocean footage again and again has got me thinking - was HB put on it's ear on purpose to show off the BOSS logo on the hull? sharing a similar patch of water to ALC, but seems to be heading at a higher angle, which as the tracker shows, was not something he was doing for long.
  3. The same guy that canned an around aus attempt a week out booted 8 guys 3 weeks before a hobart? No way! Such a stand up citizen
  4. Expect to see a name/crew change for one of the 50 fleet to a high profile ocean racing team...
  5. Come down to Rockingham, we can chuck you on an Yvonne 20 - 2 handed, single trap, assy, 60th National Titles over New Years, 10 boat local fleet. My 61 year old father is driving one and he isn't the youngest so no excuse.
  6. @ jonas a When dealing with trade winds, average weather patterns are rarely wrong. In this case, the doldrums are larger to the West and the new breeze fills in from the East on a 4-5 day cycle. Those who went South were relying on Cyclonic activity, which is highly unreliable at best. Those who couldn't shake the orange line only need to look at % of leg spent close hauled. The whole real fleet going east was probably a dead giveaway as well. Now on to some real ocean racing, time to attack the 24 hour record!!
  7. I highly disagree, I couldn't believe how many people didn't take the wider E course, in fact I was licking my lips the whole time - a lot less stress when there's only 1,000 or so boats going the right way! (not to mention the weather changes at 3am here, get fucked if i'm gonna wake up for that) Fortunately I have raced from AUS to JPN so spent considerable time studying the weather patterns through there, but even a quick glance at the averages would tell you to get East. Bloody ecstatic with a 785 considering how little time was spend captaining the ship. cheers!
  8. referencing d-grade multihulls when talking about the latest and greatest 100' racing monohull. excellent tangent
  9. make sure you come up for air lads
  10. I guess they didn't grow them for nothing
  11. Do you have links to these reports? So is this a typical WA iq indicator about not clicking on links above all the side comments, while the action is happening? yep
  12. Do you have links to these reports? Adventures of a Sailor Girl feed indicated the same deal. Ricko rolled em. Golf clap
  13. Do you have links to these reports?
  14. is this cunt for real or what?
  15. Illusion not sure how they calculate it, if you copy the below link to your browser you'll see the figure i use http://vvor.virtualregatta.com/profil.php?id_user=1329124&langue=EN Briar Cheers mate. Looks like i'm stuck being mediocre for the moment