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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. Bummer - I hear you . All my sailing friends have the same problems, knees, shoulders, l4,l5 disc in lower back and s5 in neck. It sucks getting old but it beats the alternative :0
  2. france home first BAR or Japan after that AR ETNZ will be awesome (my sould pulls for AR after all they have been through and with Bart looking over them, but my heart pulls for ETNZ to clean up this cluster) OTUSA goes down swinging or crashes into ETNZ in the qualifiers and takes them out. (oopsie, we happen to have 6 spares in the shed)
  3. Certainly more fun for the buck. But If I had the money and time i would still be racing trimarans
  4. http://sailinganarchy.com/2017/05/23/radio-daze/ love on the front page
  5. We all went down on our vacations Friendly competition between nations but our brows were downbeat fortunes spent on a seat while the skippers drove boats by Playstations
  6. There once was a cup made of tin in which dollars and pounds were put in and out would pour lies from ludicrous guys while they changed all the rules what a sin
  7. +1000 . thanks for sharing the pics - I know what i am not buying now.
  8. looks like Brian Hancock's open 50 from back in the day but with a different bow
  9. Fixed it for ya
  10. Heading into one of these races, are you already subscribing to the 'roadmap book' for your overall course strategy, and then departing from that based on weather developments? OR do you start your overall routing strategy from scratch each time?
  11. What impact does changing your sleeping patterns to the demands of the race have on your body, and how (do you?) return your body to a more normal land locked life? Do you ever get back to 8 hours of sleep per night?
  12. dropped out of the game after infinite system crashes and block on my work equipment, but I set the boat out to sea on auto angle and just happened to log back in again. Glad to see that after spinning around the azores high for a while it did what all sailors do and wandered around like a drunk and ended up in Amsterdam.... cleared the entire UK on one gybe!!
  13. That boat better have a herbie on it with the description of who and what type of sailing....
  14. No, it says right here in the instructions 'FIRST put the mast up, THEN launch the boat.'
  15. Mal, How essential is government funding to the creation of a long term winning culture for an Olympic squad. In the absence of that funding, what do you believe would work for an American environment where the teams are largely responsible for funding their lives, travel, equipment and training.... What were the keys to success for the Aussie olympic sailing team (is it Aussie culture, the support of Aussie Yachting, the local clubs,???) and how many cycles do you think it takes to get the development funnel created to build that winning culture?