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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. rtic is a cheaper copy of yeti. the igloo marine soft sides work well to.
  2. Given the wind limits, and most of the racing so far, yes there has been some passing, but its almost just watching the pole sitting in F1 like Mercedes, just racing themselves. I really don't find the racing too great, other than the spectacle of the boats going fast. Seems luck of the draw on tactics, and if you don't start well, end of game. I am pretty bored today watching them survive rather than actually race. Hydro pressure issues, is quite bull if you ask me.
  3. doesnt look bad out there right now. Poor bastards leaving tomorrow get screwed.
  4. Are they self tacking jibs?
  5. How many races have been won and lost in the start alone?
  6. Agreed. I also loved when T Hutch. wins the Noods and they are like his full crew gets a whole kit of HH. Lets give him things he doesnt need, or cant wear due to sponsor obligations lol. Talk about a waste of money.
  7. Great speech, but those top boats bring the sponsor dollars, not phrf, orc, or the like. That is the problem.
  8. Proper documented 427 Vette around $250k. Makes you kind of wish boats appreciated in value.
  9. Yes it is certainly relative. But, we also talk about this too with cars each year as we watch the auto auction on tv. A 1967 Corvette with the 427 engine was $5500 brand new. Today's comparison of a z06 corvette starts at $79k.
  10. Everything in life is more money which creates less expendable income. My father was talking about housing prices the other day as an example. When he was making $35k houses were $150k for a nice three bedroom house. Now salaries out of college are $35k and houses are $300k for the same house. Add in the increase cost of school, food, general services, cars to commute, the basic needs far outweigh the ability for younger folk to afford the same lot. The age of internet and always connected also doesn't help. Far more work involved these days then years of even the early 90s, thus the time spent on leisure activities also decreases. My vacation priorities have always been sailing, however, I also don't have kids so that helps. Not everyone can take a week for their leisure activity leaving the family home. Also boat prices. 1985 J35 was around $38k. You cannot even buy a J70 for that. Talk about price increases over the years.
  11. Novel idea, with all your resources in the industry and clout on the website, why don't you guys on SA organize, and run it how you want to?
  12. Well, it does say, "barring some remaining branding procedures." So essentially we have refitted the boats completely, but we don't have any sponsors for the other 3 boats to actually finish.
  13. fundraising
  14. Square or not, it is up to them to cross or not cross the line regardless. So I don't really think that should be a main point. Reaching start, downwind start, et al, don't cross the line is pretty simple.
  15. Your'e 100% correct. I just dislike the rule so I stated my displeasure. Why should other fleets be penalized for a fleet that hasn't gotten their act together... but I will give them slack in this race as the marks were probably moving.