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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. team ratings

    If you are going to be evaluating chance of winning the AC in such a way, it is probably important to note that Oracle is automatically in the final. We all know that luck can be a factor in any sailing regatta so the likelihood of all challengers is reduced due to their need to win more than the one regatta to win the AC. Obviously we all know this, and it is not pointing out anything new, but Oracle effectively start with a +1. So perhaps for them 1+1+1+1 does, in fact, equal 5...
  2. d-zero v aero

    Nope not had a discount on a boat for being supportive. I think this particular aspect has run its course now. Peter has clarified his position. If Dan see's fit he will also clarify his position. I am still hopeful of a go in an Aero but until I find someone close enough to me who is willing the let me have a go that is unlikely to happen. I am sure RS would not be keen to let me take up a demo slot. Would it not, in the spirit of declaring interest, be a good idea to declare your own interest in the D-Zero Class, Jeffers? Why? I am a class volunteer, I get no renumeration for what I do and not do I ask for any or expect any. Plus my posts here, and on any other forum/social media are my own opinion and not necessarily that of the class. That is the luxury of not getting paid, I can call a spade a spade if I see fit. Paid or otherwise, I can't see any post within this thread where you state you have a position in the class over an above merely being an owner (before this exchange). Maybe I am putting 2 and 2 together and getting five, but based on your name, I presume this is you listed on the class' website as responsible for their 'publicity'. It seems a little rich to call others out for their affiliation when you are the only person officially listed as being responsible for the class publicity – paid or otherwise. Unless I am mistaken and that is not you in which case I apologise. On the boats in question, I would think (as many have stated) the best class to race is the one that you can race against in your local area.
  3. d-zero v aero

    Apologies, I meant to quote just the one comment, obviously ballsed that up...
  4. d-zero v aero

    Nope not had a discount on a boat for being supportive. I think this particular aspect has run its course now. Peter has clarified his position. If Dan see's fit he will also clarify his position. I am still hopeful of a go in an Aero but until I find someone close enough to me who is willing the let me have a go that is unlikely to happen. I am sure RS would not be keen to let me take up a demo slot. Would it not, in the spirit of declaring interest, be a good idea to declare your own interest in the D-Zero Class, Jeffers?
  5. Artemis?

    Whilst being within a percentage of the French national team's best time is a bit of a joke, to some (though I know English instructors in France who are positive about the concept) having a second language is also a necessary requirement to pass the test...
  6. Artemis?

    Nice, Good points. HOWEVER, I would say that the blurbs about the event that have been posted on the FP are reasonably considered editorials, and not journalism. They are the opinions of the editors/owners of SA. And as such, given the "anarchy" label of this site, are absolutely open to criticism. In my opinion, I find it odd that people are not voicing annoyance with those of us who are voicing criticism of the editorials. Fair point.
  7. Artemis?

    Have spent many years reading these forums and rarely feel compelled to post. In a public forum such as this my expectation is to get occasionally insightful commentary on current events watered down by a whole heap of crap. I am sure I am not alone in stating that most of the time I find filtering all this worth it for the great content that comes to the fore. I almost never read anything on the front page, as is the case for many I know. As staid and off the pace as print journalism is, it's generally like that for a reason. Personally I like to read magazines because they are written by people who have done their time learning the ins and outs of what is publishable and interesting and what is simply not. Additionally, monthly sailing rags are not really constrained by the 'breaking news' concept anymore, and as such are afforded time to consider and research their pieces. With this in mind, the concept of sailing 'anarchy' is admirable as a reaction to all the inherent flaws that come with this process. News is not fast enough in this modern day and there does need to be an outlet that provides fast and dirty, instant reaction. That is what you all do here so well and long may it live. However, to view SA as anything other than an unconfirmed, unconsidered source of instantaneous news is, I tentatively say, foolish. I view the front page as a forum given more prominence than any other with a limited number of posters. Look at Clean's ETNZ video saga, that shit is not journalism MM delivers more and on a regular basis than either he or Scott do. What works well here are the people spread throughout the world making valuable, informed posts, not two people hamfistedly banging at a keyboard and hitting the 'front page' button. As wrong as their coverage has been I am no more offended by it than PH or TC's flagrant jingoism simply because I view the pair of them in the same light, I don't think I know anyone that takes anything on the FP of anarchy seriously. I hope this place stays around for a long time because it really is invaluable but only because of you lot.
  8. Artemis?

    Wooooo: https://twitter.com/ArtemisRacing/status/332530433646526464/photo/1 "soon she will fly"