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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. Many happy returns!
  2. Hope it will be a day of good memories.
  3. You're comparing a solo non-stop around the world (VG) to a fully professional crewed stage based round the world (VOR) to a glorified round the cans (AC) to an amateur stage based around the world (CR). But yes, the VG has been kicking VOR's ass for ages, since its last edition it isn't even a contest between those two anymore. I gather you don't like foiling boats, man you are going to hate VOR's next incarnation!
  4. Are the inshore cats going to feature wing sails?
  5. Might be going all multihull 6 years from now
  6. Both platforms are going to be OD
  7. Ocean legs in , what is essentially, a fully crewed foiling IMOCA 60, in-port races will be on foiling cats.
  8. A link to the tracker: http://vittoriomalingri.geovoile.com/dakarguadeloupe/2017/tracker/?lg=en they're 100 miles ahead at the moment
  9. Thanks for the heads up! Any news of Benoît et Pym must be following their attempt? their record stands since 2008. At the time the said that they hoped another team would break their record so they could go out again and try to do even beter. Good luck to Vittorio and Nico
  10. Maps.me app on iOS has worked well for me, does walking and bicycle routes well too
  11. the '82-'92 mix has a nice nugget in it: http://youtu.be/2p4fyCtQf7Q?t=736
  12. Perhaps I might chime in. Because of my heritage, colonial european/jewish/african/chinese on paternal side, pomeranian/danish german on maternal side this subject is more than academic to me. First of all racism is universal and perpetual, man is just hardwired to prefer the people who look just like him an to distrust the ones that don't. It is a mark of civilisation to be able to look past the superficial differences. As for the lingering resentment black people feel towards the whites is as you have guessed because of the way slavery has ended. The Netherlands , like the United States, have been late and reluctant in abolishing slavery, and have cut the slaves loose of society. The road towards inclusion in society has been, and still is, long and arduous for them. The key to forgiveness is open, sincere, hard penance on the part of the sinner. Germany has paid penance very publicly, the country was in ruins the leaders were tried an punished by an international court of law, restorations were paid. It is compulsory for every German to bear the crimes of the nazi state as a hereditary sin, education the wrongdoings of the Nazi state is firmly anchored in the curriculum. Germany vowed to never again do harm to others and has stood by that vow, it even wouldn't take part in US peacekeeping missions, as that would entail sending german soldiers abroad. Much to the detriment of the european union it has been very reluctant in using its economic clout, giving the UK and France essentially free rein. The big german welcome to refugees during the summer of 2015 is still an expression of that national guilt. In the former slave owning nations there has been no such public penance no punishment of the guilty. In dutch so In the Netherlands the black people who came over from Surinam and the Antilles in the 60's and 70's are now asserting themselves. Just like in the USA there are and have been succesfull black people in business and public affairs, but on the whole, being black is an expressticket to second class citizenship, and succes is something you should be grateful for towards the white people, because they allowed you to succeed (my dad's experience). Our king should come out and acknowledge the the wrongdoings of the nation towards the slaves and their descendents. Granted, it would be a symbolic gesture, and it would have been much better if his grandmother or even his mother would have done it, but nevertheless it would be an important signal that the grievances are real and that they need to be resolved in the interest of the succes of our society. So a big part of the road to resolve this problem is acknowledgement of the wrongdoings of your forebears, expressing guilt on their behalf, because at the time it was not possible for them to do so, but not allow yourself become crippled by it and not absolving black people of their personal responsibility for their own wellbeing. As long as the mindset is: "We've allowed the black people to sit at our table." it will be always: "Us versus them" As soon as the midset becomes: "We all sit together at the table because we share a common history" then there is really achance for a future together.
  13. One of our heroes has ended a long life he lived well, no sadness but awe and admiration. Legendary is about the only appropriate word to describe him. Tell young sailors the stories of this great man, pass on his knowledge so that he may live forever as an inspiration for generations to come.