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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. I think we are talking about masts in the J24 range here, not 50-60's here. This computer does not want to post pics, but a wood telephone pole that has been there for years I think proves the concept. We're only talking a 100lbs. or so to hoist.
  2. My money would be on BAR or ETNZ. BAR because of BA and they appear to have it together, ETNA because they are creative, figuring out the foiling last time way ahead of the others. OR caught-up due to LE's bucks to throw at it with RC & JS going to school on it at the last minute, just short of too late.
  3. DC stayed away from Perth in '87 and that seemed to have worked-out OK.
  4. dogwatch - if someone with the dough who does not like what is happening with the Cup, like LE did not like EB's vision, they could do the same with TE leading the way.
  5. The pole RKoch described has been used for numerous J24, etc. midwinters for years with no issues. I can post a pic later if you like. Just find who has the latest broken mast, ours is off an old Farr 36 upper section. I think the jumpers are still on for support.
  6. The Bro was there yesterday. The boat he liked seeing the most? Velsheda.
  7. I would take your video to the PRO or other race officer that is not a party to this incident for advice. (not one of his buddies, obviously) If they feel the evidence is conclusive then do one of two things: Have a conversation with the 105 guy. Let him know not to pull this crap again. If you feel strongly then file the Rule 69. You have to let this guy, and others, know that you are not a patsy to be taken advantage of. If he is not accepting then you may want to put it in your pocket and keep it in mind the next time you are near him. There are legal ways on the course to get your point across, but do not let your judgment affect the overall race on a particular day, but if the opportunity comes then strike. I had a guy screw with me a while back, he was in another class in a slightly bigger boat, but kept camping on my wind and generally screwing with me at times on the course. Next race he was back on his boat, which is smaller than the other boat and the boat I was driving, and he had a few 'moments' of bad gas and stuck on a tack where he would want to tack-out, but could not because I was there until I was ready to go. He could have tacked earlier, he could have slowed down but chose not to, and I just took my time when calling for my tack. I am sure it cost him a place or two but he stays away from me now. Oh yeah, learn to communicate and defend your position on the course, you do not have to get into a shouting match, just state your claim and let it go from there. An early call on your part may have headed-off this situation: "I need room, I am inside and on starboard tack, I need room here."
  8. Sailing on a Melges 24 this weekend for the first time in about 8-10 years. Friday looks light with the wind picking-up Saturday and Sunday with the temps dropping. So...who's gonna be there? I'll see you on Firewater.
  9. Well he did do the mods to Intrepid in '70, which I would guess he would have used data from Chancegger on the work. Many said she was slower than '67 and Driscoll removed all that in '74 when she went toe-to-toe with Courageous. Britt was vindicated in '87 with his work on the S&S team. Mariner was just a bad experiment when data from the tank was not as accurate, or understood. His fast custom boats also showed his talent, Equation and others that were winning designs. Olin had a dog in '70 with Valiant, so nobody is perfect.
  10. ^^ Oh, I think you must be big in AUS, don't sell yourself short BP...
  11. Lipton got an allowance to be towed, and when making the petition to go to 44' w/l the NYYC asked to have the own bottom provision removed.
  12. ^^ How is that? He owed me nothing. He sent out a call for anyone who would be there and I showed up, simple as that. Do I agree and kiss ass on everything he (or Scot) says? Hell no. But he has his right and I have mine, I respect their sandbox and if I get to a point I do not like their rules I will quit coming here. Nothing more or nothing less. So what's the big deal?
  13. It is sort of in the vein of Blackaller's USA61, without the forward rudder, and maybe where some of the 12's may have headed eventually.
  14. If you just use the rule them it becomes an arms race (if anyone's ego goes that far) so one design to keep that out of the equation. Also I think the design changes are to make the boat sail and turn better than the full keel set-up would allow. It is kind of a cross between a 12 and IACC rule boats. I'll sit back and watch what happens, hopefully some good racing with well crewed boats. If not, oh well.