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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. The In Laws are on the QM2, said it was very cool to be able to witness something like this, Merf will be quite the guest speaker at dinner...wonder if he packed a Tux?!
  2. Jay-sus, my eyes! However the race version looks pretty sweet.
  3. I believe IP said "I'm going to rip his head off".
  4. Proper fucked.
  5. And BAR broken, Camber arm in the wing.
  6. My reply was somewhat tongue in cheek, but sure, I'll go a little further, the jibs, if they have battens are likely horizontal, not vertical, so won't furl, the Clew, head and tack patches are likely to be pretty stiff, so will not furl, or have a horrendous shape once furled. As you say windage is key here, so am happy to be impressed by the auto furl and stow system when revealed.
  7. An upgrade, which in it's simplistic form could be, shock horror, a furler?! The cruising AC50 is born! And yes, I realise the jibs are all one design, so technically cannot be modified to furl.
  8. The Fall Guy?
  9. Was there last month, Victory Challenge is still an absolute standout as a base in use for it's original purpose, now been there with 3 programs post cup. Desafio's base was the new Future Fibres facility, but heard they'd need to move soon due to site size restrictions. Other bases are in use, either as offices or marine businesses. As mentioned, the loss of the Grand Prix was another dagger in the hear of the AC Area, although, the town is still fun, plenty of things to do away from the port.
  10. Damn you Sol, I'll be here for hours now....
  11. Brilliant, two of my favourite cars going at it!
  12. Try Isa and Annabella at Yachtmoving.es, very capable and professional. Both native Spanish speakers and multilingual, which may help regarding you mention Spain as the origin of the boat. They're based in Valencia and I have just moved 5 containers with them to 2 different locations for a race program. ph: +34 963670140 Mobile: +34 639 014 050 skype: anabellaalegre www.yachtmoving.es
  13. correct about amro 2. friend of mine who was on the amro 2 team had these on his facebook in early feb. guess she's just sitting, from the looks of her you could probably get her for a bargain, relatively speaking anyway. from what I understand the old pindar IMOCA 60 is also in the water there just wallowing away. Pindar was a wild Open 60.. oh? I don't know much about that boat to be honest I thought that became the red Puma training boat...
  14. Having just watched the footage posted on QuantumRacing's Instagram, it was pretty lumpy out there!
  15. Damn good series and the book is excellent. Currently the BBC is showing SS-GB, another alternate reality series. And if you can find Taboo, watch it, fantastic, brutal TV.