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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've been very careful to not get dragged into any tit for tat discussions on this forum, but you, sir, have no idea what you are talking about. http://www.fieldyachting.com/2014/11/vor-3011-sad-event-for-yacht-racing.html oh yeah?!?! I am pretty confident - it is an unbelievable mistake and should Not happen in a 100 years on a professinal boat and Team like This! I am really at a loss to read so much bullshit here. Normally the Forums are more eduated. It simply is a MUST to plot your postions every h on papercharts and to cross ccheck the Plotter with a redundant GPS pos. I had the unpleasure to Hit a reef in the biscay aß Child - navigator got confusednbetween ap Position and plotting pos in Chart. Never again. Watch captain or captain needs of course to recheck nav aß well. Just imagine a commercial ship a passenger vessel or an atomic submarine to be navigated by the same aseholes.... Whyncant u accept that they fucked up? It happensnin life...In this Position aß a pro it should Not have happend... Makes the vor unansurable... "Normally the Forums are more eduated." If your navigation is anything like your spelling I'm shocked you manage to make it off the dock without hitting something! Unless you were on the boat you have absolutely no idea what happened, and unfortunately the amount of respect for your opinions is likely to be zero. At this stage that is very little to do with the fact you're a noob and more that you've proven to be a bit of a jumped up arse. Let he who has never scrapped the bottom cast the first stone. So you can put yours down for a start!
  2. is that it over or just the link dead?
  3. Absolutely agree that nobody wants to be doing this, but it has to be done. So do it right and in a way / with people that are going to instill confidence that there's light at the end of the tunnel, rather than the hunch shouldered mumbling of a man who by listening to him makes you think of doom and gloom! The press fluff isn't from the reporters but from Mr GGYC who goes off on one about cup organisation and process And I think the committee is great! But the point of the conference is not for them to tell us just what a fantastic job they've done in putting it together.
  4. This conference is a complete farce! Ian so obviously doesn't want to be there, hunched shoulders,"um" every other word, single word answers, and Mr GGYC is just a ringmaster! Just a whole lot of press fluff. At a time when the sailing world has been hit hard, and the cup has been rocked, you'd have thought they would have someone who can inspire confidence and a belief that there is real progress and a way forwards! Instead its a "What a good job we've done building such a strong committee" exercise! What utter tripe!
  5. so how many do we reckon will go through? I'm wondering whether they'll do the top 2 from each selection plus 2 other "picks", giving them 12 for the final. Maybe a 2 groups of 6, top 3 go through to last 6 kinda structure?
  6. results from race 2 1. Italy 2. Gbr 3. Nzl
  7. 1, 1, 3 for the brits yesterday. Their latest video is pretty sweet!
  8. Latest from the Brits is they have 1, 1, 2. not sure about any of the other results, but a good start from our lot!
  9. could be. The list came out at about 1:30 in the afternoon over there. I'm not sure how long the races are but i'd imagine 30 mins, with a 10 min turn around, which gives 4 hours, so i suppose its possible! but i could have the race timings completely off....
  10. are those results or the race groups? its only 1:30 over there, they cant have got them all in this morning.
  11. Good gallery of the Brits on the AC45
  12. DKMS - thats not far off what we were talking about! No sailing today due to too much wind, they are operating a maximum wind limit of 17kts to help ensure none of the boats get broken. Early start tomorrow for training to try and catch up lost time. Racing is still due to begin on Friday. In the spirit of SA, Fuck of (and do some sailing) newbie!
  13. GBR youth being put through their paces! GBR youth being educated on how to not break and AC 45 when putting it together "So when your clinging on to the vertical trampoline hanging 40 foot up in the air....."