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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. Or their driver is not paying attention
  2. Jimmy blames software for an OCs on a boat powered by oracle. That alone will be reason for the baseball bat ( is that why the bandage?). Can't wait until we hear the alternative facts that Larry was tired of laying out all the Cash so that even though they had a faster boat, they threw it. Where are the spinsters?
  3. You have to go back and re watch the start. Nz on port tacks to go back, then Pete starts to run across, Gashby with one hand turns down to set the hook and its game over
  4. Congrats to nz for winning 7races
  5. Run the third race. Put otusa out of our misery.
  6. All hail Sir Gashby for having the balls to turn down the boat right after a turn to start the hook at the start while on was running across the tramp
  7. If nz won the prelims this would be over right now they would be warming up for the championship race
  8. Little luff juke just before the start and jimmy turned up, then was stuck cuz if he slammed the wheel back over they would have slowed and potentially dropped off the foils
  9. Is jimmy chewing an entire pack of nicorette?
  10. Both boats desperate to keep it on the foils
  11. Small grind outs for nz
  12. Breeze dropped and they both are worried about dropping off the foils. Good for lead boat
  13. It was not the dial down near the windward mark that was the problem (although I feel they could have gone for a tack into the port gate instead of doing that) it was the dial down before that when the kiwis were on starboard that set that mess up (worse mistake than the failure to cover before that). The goal of the dial down is to either draw a foul or drive the port tack boat into sailing a much greater distance than you do. If you look in the track, not only did Pete dial down way too early (and did in fact go below 90degrees which is a penalty) he gave up more distance than oracle did. Oracle came out of the tack in speed build mode and came down to a reach which helped them. Etnz dialed down below 90 while running out of room towards the putt boundary and hurt themselves. Pit was just poor course management. by the time they came out of their tack short of the port layline (again, wtf) they were in a position where otusa were going to get a piece of them. If they had not dialed down, they could have a) gone to the layline for the starboard gate and gotten over otusa. b Tony back to starboard on a tight cover and driven otusa to the starboard layline and led back in. not rocket science, just match racing and they gave it away. My view from the armchair, and every one of us would have made our own version of those mistakes or worse, but it is why we sit here and blabber on.
  14. That's because the all had this habit of dying
  15. So this is what it looks like when kiwis stay up all night?!?